Welcome to EIU Police



Contact Us

Eastern Illinois University Police Department
7th & Grant
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5416 - parking
(217) 581-3213 -office
(217) 581-3212 -dispatch

Email: police@eiu.edu

Parking Hours

  1. Parking office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, and is closed from 12:00 - 12:30 for lunch.
  2. Parking is enforced 24 hours, 7 days a week, all year. You may park in student lots and some staff lots on Saturday and Sunday without a permit. Read the signs at the entrance to each lot.
  3. Permit cost for Upperclass students are $100per year / $50 per semester. Permit cost for Underclass students are $200 per year / $100 per semester. Visitors can purchase a day pass at the University Police Department for $1.50 per day.
  4. Upperclassman are 60 hours through grad student or 21 years of age. Underclassman are 59 hours or less and/or under 21 years of age.
  5. If you forget your permit come in and get a temporary.
  6. If you permit is LOST or STOLEN come to the University Police Department to file a police report. YOU will be responsible for any parking tickets until the time of the report.
  7. All vehicles must have a permit to park on campus during the hours the lots are monitored except in student lots and some staff lots on Saturday and Sunday.
  8. There have always been parking spaces available. Sometimes they are on the outer edges of campus. This sometimes requires a 5 or 10 minute walk. To find a space close plan to arrive early. A PERMIT DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PARKING SPACE. It allows you to park on campus in a legal spot.
  9. PARKING SPACES - Parking services does not build anything. We simply administer the parking space that exist on campus. More parking space requires more and higher fees. EIU tries to maintain a balance between cost and availability.
  10. PARKING FINES - At EIU most parking fines are $40.00. Handicap space violations are $250.00.
  11. Unpaid parking tickets are transferred to the Business Office at the end of each semester. PARKING FINES THAT ARE NOT PAID WILL KEEP YOU FROM REGISTERING AND RECEIVING TRANSCRIPTS. Anyone that disregards parking regulations tramples on the right of others to park in their assigned spaces. You can AVOID ALL FINES by complying with the rules.
  12. Parking services does not dismiss valid parking tickets. THE RESPONSIBILITY TO LEARN AND COMPLY WITH RULES AND REGULATIONS FALLS ON YOU.