Faculty / Staff Parking Frequently Asked Questions

Beginning in August, you will have the opportunity to register for either an annual permit, an academic permit, or a semester only permit.
Permit Validation Months

  • Annual: September – August
  • Academic: September – May
  • Fall: September – December
  • Spring: January – May
  • Summer: May – August

When you register, based on your permit selection and employee status, your methods of payment will be outlined.

Historically, this expense has been paid by each employee’s department.  As costs continue to rise and budgets continue to constrict, we continue to pass these rising costs onto departmental budgets taking valuable resources away from the primary mission of our departments.  By migrating to a model where employees share in the total cost associated with providing, maintaining, and enforcing parking, we can preserve our limited financial resources to ensure they serve our primary mission of educating students.

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).  Details and tables for the various permit times and the prorated cost can be found on the parking website at the following link Parking Permit Prices.

Classified, administrative staff employees and full-time non represented faculty members hired on or before June 30, 2011 will receive a permanent one time increase to their base compensation in accordance with the following:

For classified staff employees, an increase of approximately $0.057 per hour will be added to your current hourly rate for the biweekly period beginning August 21, 2011 and will be reflected in your September 16, 2011 pay.

For administrative staff and full time non represented faculty, an additional $120 will be added to your base salary effective September 1 and will be reflected in your September 20, 2011 pay.

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.

Yes, 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).  Details and tables for the various permit times and the prorated cost can be found on the parking website at the following link Parking Permit Prices.

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. 

  Recent improvements in our parking program included adding sufficient spaces to meet national standards for parking spaces per employee.  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.

Purchase of a parking permit is not required; although, in order to bring your vehicle to campus and park, you must display a current valid BGSU parking permit.

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. Parking Permit Prices.

No employee is required to purchase a parking permit.  However, if an employee wishes to park their vehicle on campus, a current valid parking permit is required.  WBGU, BGSU Huntington Building, and Levis Commons parking facilities are maintained by BGSU and will require valid parking permits.

If your emplyment status changes, you must contact Parking Services and bring your permit inline with your current Status.

 

  • For current employees that is not grace period, violations for parking on campus are clearly defined within the Rules and Regulations available at the Parking Office or online at www.bgsu.edu/parking-services.  We encourage the purchase of daily passes until a current employee registers their vehicle and obtains a parking permit in order to avoid a citation.

New employees will received and email that they will present at the Parking Services office where they will be issued temporary pass for the first week to allow for their information to post to the system. One posted they must make their permit election and purchase

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. 

No changes are planned for the Firelands campus; therefore, no increase in pay is necessary.

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