Parking Permit Registration & Fees

  • To park on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus, all students, faculty, staff, and others associated with the University need to register their vehicles and obtain a parking permit with Public Safety. Public Safety must be notified if there is a change in the ownership of the registered vehicle listed on the permit registration form. All lots will be monitored beginning the first day of class. All citations must be paid prior to purchasing a new permit.

    Permits must be registered for online or at the Public Safety Office. If you need help check out the steps to pre-register for your permit.

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    Please contact the Parking Office with questions or concerns.

  • Parking Permit Prices for 2017-2018

    Permit Price/
    Valid Lots
    General 150 85 N/A G1-G11
    Reserved 225 125 60 Allows vehicles to park in designated lot that is listed on the permit
    Retired Free Free Free Any General or Metered Parking Spot
    Vendor/Contractor 75 40 20 Any General or Metered Parking Spot
    All Zone 275 145 80 Allows the vehicle to park in any legal parking space on campus except disability spaces.
  • Returning A Parking Permit

    Parking permit owners may return their parking permit for a full or partial refund of sale price if done so within the following university guidelines:

    • Fall and Spring Semesters:
      • 1st through 5th business day of term: 100%
      • 6th through 10th business day of term: 75%
      • 11th through 15th business day of term: 50%
      • 16th through 20th business day of term: 25%
      • After the 20th business day of term: 0%
    • Summer permits are not refundable.

    The refund amount will be reduced by any outstanding citations.

    The reserved spaces on the northeast end of the CMU are for Affinity Plus Credit Union. To park in these spaces a designated permit must be hanging on the rear view mirror at all times. These permits may be obtained at Affinity Plus Credit Union.

    Cost: $275/year, $145/semester, $80/summer

    Authorization to use a All Zone permit comes from the Director of Public Safety. This properly displayed permit allows the registered vehicle owner to park in any General parking space. When properly displaying the permit the vehicle is also allowed to park in metered or reserved spaces for short periods of time.

    Day permits are issued at a rate of $4 per day from the Public Safety Office and are available 24 hours a day.

    Day permits must be properly displayed from the rear-view mirror or the vehicle is subject to a citation. Day permits are valid in lots listed on pass only, and do not override any reserved space unless specified.

    Day Pass Request

    Cost: Free

    This properly displayed permit is for individuals whose children are enrolled in the center. This is for 15 minutes only in lot D-1 or in designated spaces on 6th Avenue. Enforced Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Cost: $150/year, $85/semester

    The red general permit allows vehicles to park in general lots. All general lots start with the letter G. General lots are enforced from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. General lots are red on the parking map.

    Cost: $225/year, $125/spring semester, $60/summer

    The reserved purple permit allows vehicles to park in the designated lot listed on the permit.

    Any vehicle parked in these lots or spaces without an authorized purple permit displayed is subject to citation, immobilization, or towing at the owner's expense.

    Overflow parking into General lots is authorized for reserved permit holders on an as-needed basis.

    Cost: Free

    The yellow retired permit is issued to retired faculty and staff. Use of this permit for any other purpose than to conduct business with Minnesota State University Moorhead representatives can result in revocation of parking privileges on the campus. Vehicles with the yellow permit properly displayed may park in General lots and Metered spaces.

    Cost: Free

    The maroon permit is issued to clients of the SLHS clinic and is to be used while conducting clinic business only. Vehicles with the maroon permit properly displayed should park in the spaces designated for SLHS use in G-10 lot. When those spaces are all occupied, overflow parking is allowed in G-10 lot. Permits are only valid during scheduled SLHS appointment times.

    Cost: $75/year, $40/semester, $20/summer

    The teal permit is issued to sales representatives, vending agents, contractors and others in similar positions using unmarked vehicles for business only. Use of this permit for any other purpose than to conduct business with Minnesota State University Moorhead representatives can result in revocation of parking privileges on the campus. Vehicles with the teal permit properly displayed may park in General lots and Metered spaces.

    With a company logo, a vendor permit is not required. Marked vehicles are to follow the same parking guidelines as those with a vendor permit. Leaving a note on the dash does not qualify as a marked vehicle.

    What are the steps to pre-register for my parking permit online?

    1. Select the permit type you wish to purchase and select your payment method (MSUM only).
    2. Fill in the contact and vehicle information. Some fields are mandatory, including but not limited to: name, address, ID number, primary phone number, license plate number, make and model. Please have this information ready before you begin.
      • Please do not use spaces or dashes when entering your license plate number.
        • Correct: 123ABC
        • Incorrect: 123 ABC; 123-ABC
      • If you do not have your license plate number (new vehicles) please enter NOPLATE in the license plate number field.
    3. Review information and modify if necessary.
    4. Your pre-registration is now complete

    Pre-registration does not guarantee you a permit and your registration is not complete until payment is received. Several permits have limited availability and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registrations older than 60 days are subject for removal from the database.