Purchase a Permit

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Visitors can now purchase a printable day permit online for $8/day and are no longer limited to parking in one of the three garages.

Visitors will need to create a Guest Account in the NKU Parking Portal. Once an account is created they need to Log In and click the Purchase Permit Option. Choose the Day Visitor Permit option, select the effective and expiration date of the permit, add your vehicle information and complete the transaction online. Once the transaction is completed you will be able to print and use your permit. The permit must be displayed on your dashboard and can only be used in the Student Parking or Permit Parking lots. The permit can only be used in the vehicle that was assigned to the permit. Any misuse or falsifying of the permit will result in parking fines or possible vehicle immobilization.

Students & Faculty/Staff can purchase a day permit for friends and family who visit campus; they will need to log in using their NKU user name and password under the Standard Log In, and follow the same process outlined above. They must enter details for the vehicle that will be using the printable permit rather than linking their own vehicle.

If you are a current Faculty/Staff member and do not plan to renew your permit this year it is your responsibility to contact Human Resources to stop any further payroll deductions from occurring.

Student Parking Rates

Permit Rate
Semester Only $131.00
Full Year (includes summer) $220.00
Summer Only $50.00

Faculty/Staff Parking Rates

Amount of Permit
Amount of Deduction
Full-Time Monthly 12 Pay Periods/Yr
Full-Time Monthly 10 Pay Periods/Yr
Full-Time Monthly 26 Pay Periods/Yr
Part-Time Monthly 12 Pay Periods/Yr
Part-Time Biweekly 26 Pay Periods/Yr
Reserved Monthly 12 Pay Periods/Yr
Reserved Monthly 10 Pay Periods/Yr
Reserved Biweekly 26 Pay Periods/Yr
Part-Time Faculty
(Teaching 9 hrs. or less)
$52.00 per year

Did You Know?

To purchase a parking permit in office you must provide a valid photo ID and license plate number.

All students operating a motor vehicle on University property must register the vehicle with Parking Services.

It is widely believed that one can park anywhere after 6 p.m. without a permit. This is not true and many have incurred fines because of it.

Parking Services issues citations at all times with the exception of "out of zone" citations which are issued until 6 p.m.