Permits

Permits are available on an annual, academic and semester basis for faculty and staff. Annual permits are the most cost-effective permit option. Faculty and staff can register for permits online through their MyBGSU portal - under "Manage Parking Account". All permit requests are processed in "real time" and are active immediately. For further instruction follow the Online Parking Permit Registration.

To change/add vehicles, log into MyBGSU/Manage Parking Account/View Permits/Select Current Permit/Add New Vehicle to Permit. This online application is available for faculty/staff and students.

Your state-issued license plate on your vehicle serves as your permit. Per policy 4.1, vehicle must be parked so that the state-issued license plate is unobstructed and clearly visible to the drive aisles in parking lots. See Parking Rules and Regulations for more details.

Questions about parking permits? Please review the FAQs (below) or contact Parking Services at parking@bgsu.edu, by calling 419-372-2776 or you can reach out to us on Twitter @parking_bgsu

The cost of a parking permit will vary based upon the type of permit selected (annual, academic, fall, spring, or summer) along with the month the permit is purchased (faculty/staff permits will be prorated beginning this year). Price breakdown is in the table below.  

The cost of a parking permit is the same for all BGSU employees regardless of full-time or part-time employment status.

The Payroll Office will pull new parking registrations each payroll, but keep in mind that processing a payroll for a specific pay date may occur up to five days before the actual pay date.  The total amount will not come out of one paycheck.  The system will take the cost of the permit and divide it by the number of remaining pays based on your employee classification and employment term.

Paying by credit card at the time of registration will apply the full cost of the permit to your credit card in a one-time charge.  If your employment status provides you with the opportunity to select payroll deduction, your paycheck deductions will begin with the next run by the Payroll department.

In the event you have purchased the parking permit by credit card, the permit is yours to keep and use until expiration. If you purchased by payroll deduction, the parking permit will be deactivated with the processing of your final payroll. Refunds are only available within the first 2 weeks of purchasing the parking permit.

We are always working to balance parking convenience with the preservation of campus green spaces and aesthetics.  While the space you desire to park in may not be available, an adequate number of spaces are available to accommodate the number of permits issued.

Yes, however all parking permit prices will be pro-rated to reflect a different start date.

New employees will receive a Welcome email from Human Resources detailing your first steps, which includes stopping at the Parking Services Office to get a free new staff temporary parking permit. When you come to the office be sure to bring the printed Welcome email, a state issued ID, your BGSU ID number, and your vehicle information (plate #, make, model, color). The temporary permit will be valid for your first work week. After that, if you plan on parking on campus, you will be required to purchase a permit.

Yes, Firelands permits will continue to be honored on the main campus.

Annual Permit

Month Purchased Aug Sept
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Price $135 $135 $135 $120 $110 $100 $90 $80 $70 $60 $50 $40 NFS

Academic Permit (Aug - May)

Month Purchased Aug Sept
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Price $120
$120
$120 $100 $90 $80 $70 $50 $40 NFS

Fall Permit (Aug - Jan)

Month Purchased Aug Sept
Oct Nov Dec Jan
Price $73 $73 $73 $60 $45 NFS

Spring Permit (Dec - May)

Month Purchased Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Price $73 $73 $73 $60 $45 NFS

Summer Permit (May - Aug)

Month Purchased May June July August
Price $73 $73 $50 NFS

Online Parking Registration is available on the MyBGSU web portal.

  1. Click here to open MyBGSU in a new window.
  2. Enter BGSU User ID and Password
  3. Click on your affiliation (Student, Faculty or Employee)
  4. Under Misc side navigation, Click on Manage Parking Account
  5. How to purchase a permit and link a vehicle to it.

Students can purchase an annual or semester permit but do not have an option to purchase academic. Students can register for permits online through their MyBGSU portal - under "Parking" under "Quick Links." All permit requests are processed in "real time" and are active immediately. For further instruction follow the Online Parking Permit Registration.

To change/add vehicles, log into MyBGSU/Manage Parking Account/View Permits/Select Current Permit/Add New Vehicle to Permit. This online application is available for faculty/staff and students.

Your state-issued license plate on your vehicle serves as your permit. Per policy 4.1, vehicle must be parked so that the state-issued license plate is unobstructed and clearly visible to the drive aisles in parking lots. See Parking Rules and Regulations for more details.

Questions about parking permits? Please review the FAQs or contact Parking Services at parking@bgsu.edu, by calling 419-372-2776 or you can reach out to us on Twitter @parking_bgsu

Annual Permit (Aug - Aug) Fall Permit (Sept - Dec) Spring Permit (Jan - May) Summer Permit (May - Aug)
$125 $73 $73 $73

Visitor parking is available at various locations throughout campus for both short term and all day parking. Visitors may also purchase an all day pass at the Parking Services Office.

Options for usage and payment include:

  • Visitors may use the Pay & Display kiosks in various location throughout campus. Kiosks take cash, coin or credit card at the rate of $1.00 per hour, with a maximum of $8.00 for the day. Please note that the kiosks are unable to distribute change, so please use exact amount.
  • Visitors may access the PayByPhone mobile app to pay for short term parking designated by signage in campus lots. Parking rates are the same as for the kiosks, but with a $0.25 processing fee per transaction. Users will receive an alert when the parking time is about to run out, giving them the opportunity to purchase additional time from their phone instead of returning to a kiosk.

three steps app

•     Visitors may also purchase a day pass by visiting the Parking Services Office located in the College Park Office building, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. These permits are $5.00 per day and allow parking in lots indicated with signage stating 'Visitor Parking With Permit'. Permits are valid from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the date of purchase. A day pass can also be purchased using the PayByPhone app for $5.00 with a $.025 processing fee per transaction. If you purchase the permit after 7:30 p.m. it will be valid for the following day.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are available on campus. Find information here.

All Guests need a valid BGSU Parking Permit to park a vehicle on campus. You may visit the Parking Office to arrange parking solutions and receive your permit.

 

All vehicles parked on campus are required to have an official BGSU parking permit. Community members can obtain permit(s) at the Perry Field House or SRC Welcome Desk. BGSU affiliates must contact Parking Services for the designated permit. 

Community Parking Pass

  • Semester Pass: $18
  • Annual Pass: $30
  • A Kiosk is available in Lot X (Rear Entrance on Mercer Road) to purchase hourly passes. 
  • Refer to Parking Services for a complete listing of parking hours of enforcement and other regulations.

Patrons and guests with disabilities are requested to indicate if special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications are needed to fully participate. Contact Accessibility Services at access@bgsu.edu or 419.372.8495 prior to the program or event.

Rec Center Member Parking Permit Registration

Non-BGSU Employees

Employees that work on campus but are not paid by BGSU are required to obtain a permit to park on campus. The pricing options are the same as a BGSU employee, with the exception of the monthly option.

Permit Pricing -  

  • Annual (August-August): $135
  • Academic (August-May): $73
  • Fall (August-December): $73
  • Spring (January-May): $73
  • Summer (May-August): $73
 
 
Contractors/Vendors
 
Contractors and vendors are required to obtain a permit to park on campus. This permit will give access to specific parking lots designated by the office staff at the time of purchase. We sell the contractor permits to individuals, so please have a photo ID (drivers license or passport only) and the license plate number of the vehicle you're driving. Job foremen are able to obtain multiple permits for workers already on a job site with all appropriate license plate numbers, individual also assumes responsibility or those vehicles and any citations that may occur (if one of those vehicle is parked in violation) at that time.
 
 
Pricing Options -  
 
  • Annual (valid 1 year from date of purchase): $90
  • Semi-Annual (valid 6 months from date of purchase): $60
  • Monthly: $30
  • Weekly: $12
  • Daily: $5