Visitor Parking

  • Day permits may be obtained from Public Safety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Day permits may override parking meters if specified on the individual permit. Altering a Day Permit will result in a fraudulent permit fine and an autoboot fine.

    Guests may also park in the the F-1 lot free of charge 5 a.m. to 3 a.m. No overnight parking permitted (3 a.m. to 5 a.m.).

    Day Pass Request


  • Regular permits do not override meters, with the exception of State-issued disability permits, retired, special, no zone, and vendor/contractor permits. Parking meters are available in many lots to accommodate short-term parking needs. Meters are located at a centralized paystation in lots M-1 and M-5. Residence hall meters are monitored 24 hours a day with the exception of holidays mentioned herein. Lot D-1 is monitored from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Each meter is marked with the maximum time allowed. Vehicles parked in expired meter spaces are subject to citation. If parking meters are not working, do not park your vehicle in that metered parking space. Report any problems to Public Safety.

    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 mentioned herein. General lots are red on the parking map.

    Parking regulations remain in force for all lots during breaks and the summer.

    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

    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: 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: 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.