Permits

Permits are available on an annual, academic and semester basis for faculty and staff.  Students can purchase an annual or semester permit but do not have an option to purchase academic. Faculty, staff and students 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.

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.  

If you elect payroll deduction, the parking deduction will be on a pre-tax basis.  Otherwise your purchase will be post-tax.

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

While the costs associated with operating a parking operation will continue to increase, we do not plan to increase the annual parking rate for staff for several years.  This will allow time for parking usage and employee parking patterns to guide our future lot improvements.

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 and must be returned to Parking Services. If not returned the remaining balance will be deducted from your final payroll payout. 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 adequmber of spaces are available to accommodate the number of permits issued.

If you register and elect to have payroll parking deductions from your paycheck and then go on an unpaid leave of absence, you have two options.

  • 1. Return your parking permit to Parking Services
    • a. This must be completed by the end of the current month in which you take unpaid leave/
    • The deduction(s) for your parking permit will still be taken for the current month in which you take unpaid leave/
    • Your permit will be held in queue until your return
    • When you return to work and pick up your permit, deductions will begin again starting with the current month of your return
  • Pay for your parking permit in full
    • Payment in full must be made on the outstanding balance for the parking permit

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

You will be able to purchase a parking permit upon your first day of hire assuming that your department has properly submitted all required pre-hiring paperwork to Human Resources. In the unlikely event that has not occurred, a department or individual may procure a temporary permit from Parking Services until the required pre-hiring paperwork has been entered into the human resource system.

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

Ohio University: $103.20 to $411.48 depending on location.
Akron University: $220
Kent State University: $150
Wright State: $155
Cleveland State: $771
University of Cincinnati: $104 per month
Ohio State University:  $797.52
Miami University, OH: $30
Youngstown State: Paid by Employer

Annual Permit  

Month Purchased Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Price 135.00 135.00 123.75
112.50 101.25 90.00 78.75 68.50 56.25 45.00 33.75 22.50 11.25

Academic Permit (Aug - May)

Month Purchased Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Price 112.00 112.00 96.55 87.10 74.65 62.20 49.75 37.30 24.85 12.40

Fall Permit (Aug - Jan)

Month Purchased Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan
Price 61.00 61.00 48.80 36.60 24.40 12.20

Spring Permit (Dec - May)

Month Purchased Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Price 61.00 61.00 48.80 36.60 24.40 12.20

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.

Permits are available on an annual, academic and semester basis for faculty and staff.  Students can purchase an annual or semester permit but do not have an option to purchase academic. Faculty, staff and students 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.

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

STUDENTS LIVING IN THE UNIVERSITY APARTMENTS
**IMPORTANT**
If you need a parking permit for the upcoming school year, please contact Parking Services before you go online and order the permit. The permit/sticker that you receive for parking at the apartments is not a valid permit to park on campus.
A commuter permit will not be available for purchase unless you call prior to ordering your permit. Parking Services is available to take your call Monday through Friday 7am-5pm at 419-372-2776. You will be manually changed in the system to assure you can purchase a commuter permit. This manual change is only valid for that day. Have a great school year! GO FALCONS!
**Please note: This only effects Resident Students living at the 506 & 514 North Enterprise apartments.**
Annual Permit (Aug - Aug) Spring Permit (Jan - May) Fall Permit (Sept - Dec) Summer Permit (May - Aug)
$115 $68 $68 $68

Campus Visitors: Visitors can purchase daily permits at Parking Services or the kiosk next to the Visitor Center. For amounts of time shorter than 4 hours meters and pay and display areas are available for your parking needs. The pay and display areas take cash, coin or credit card and are located in various areas throughout campus. 

Daily permit - $4

Departmental Guests/Visitors: Parking permits are also available to departments wishing to purchase guest/visitor permits in bulk. Permits are $4.00 each unless 50 or more are purchased then they are $2.00 each. Please request bulk guest/visitor permits through parking@bgsu.edu and include department/fund billing information.   

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

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Guest and Contractor  Registration