Parking office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
When the parking office is closed, day pass parking permits are available at any time online. Visitors can plan ahead, pick the respective dates they will be on campus, and print their permit before arriving.
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; this will be indicated on signs at the entrance to each lot.
Permit cost for Upperclass students is $100 per year / $50 per semester. Permit cost for Underclass students is $200 per year / $100 per semester. Purchase a permit here.
*Upperclass students are 60 credit hours through grad student or 21 years of age. Underclass students are 59 credit hours or less and/or under 21 years of age.
Visitors can purchase a day pass here for $1.50 per day.
Parking Citations - Most parking fines are $40.00. Handicap space violations are $250.00.
Unpaid parking tickets are transferred to the Business Office at the end of each semester. Parking CITATIONS THAT ARE NOT PAID will prohibit you from registering and/or receiving transcripts.
Parking services does not dismiss valid parking tickets. Pay parking fines/citations here.
If your permit is LOST or STOLEN come to the University Police Department to file a police report or receive a temporary permit. You will be responsible for any parking tickets until the time of the report.
**Please note a permit does not always guarantee a parking space of your first preference. Your permit allows you to park on campus in a legal spot - some times requiring a 5-10 minute walk.
7th & Grant
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
For emergencies call 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch – 217-581-3212
Police Records & Administration – 217-581-3213