Parking Services

ISU provides several services to anyone parking on campus to make your experience at ISU a convenient and easy one.

Bus Initiative

Any Bus Ride is Free For Students, Faculty, and Staff with ISU ID Card

How to Ride a City Bus

  1. The timetable identifies bus stops that are assigned a departure time. Between those designated time points, there are several bus stops that are not listed. If your stop is unlisted, identify the stop closest to your location. In the ISU Campus Route, you can flag the bus at any point of the route.
  2. Arrive at your stop at least 5-10 minutes before the bus is due and wait at least 5-10 minutes after the scheduled arrival time. Our drivers make every effort to operate on schedule, but delays can occur.
  3. Wait for buses at street corners, not in the middle of the block. Please flag the bus when it is approaching.
  4. Please have your ISU Student ID card or similar ISU identification card ready when boarding.
  5. Smoking, eating, drinking, and littering is not permitted on the bus. You are only allowed to bring onto the bus the number of packages that you can carry unassisted. The bus driver is not permitted to assist you in loading or unloading packages. Shirts and shoes must be worn on the bus. VIOLATION OF ANY OF THESE POLICIES CAN RESULT IN SUSPENSION OF YOUR RIDING PRIVILEGES.
  6. The stop signal is located above or between the windows. Signal the driver block a block ahead when you need to get off the bus.

History of Bus Initiative Project

The one of the largest project that this administration will take on is the development and implementation of the Bus Initiative. This initiative was one of great interest during the election of our student leaders and this administration is charged with fulfilling student interest in having a university and city wide transportation system. This project is one of great significance to the landscape of our university. The Bus Initiative is a package of on campus and city bus routes along with a special evening route specialized for college student usage.

Parking Account Agreement

Please Read and Hit Submit at End of Agreement

*You will need your car registration information to order your permit.

Motor Vehicle Regulations

The following regulations shall govern the operation and parking of motor vehicles on the campus of Indiana State University at all times of the year unless specifically noted. Parking regulations are subject to enforcement 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Students and staff who bring vehicles to campus will be held responsible for the registration and proper operation of the vehicles. It is the responsibility of each member of the University community to read, understand, and abide by the regulations. Ignorance of the regulations is not an acceptable reason for appeal of a violation.

The Cherry Street Multimodal Transportation Facility is a 24-hour parking garage and bus station located at 750 Cherry Street. Members of the ISU community may purchase monthly parking permits from ISU Parking Services.

Article I—Parking Permit Registration

Section A: General Guidelines

  1. Parking permits will be required on all self-propelled vehicles that call for a state license or any other vehicle capable of being operated under its own power.
  2. All faculty, staff, and students who own, possess, operate, or have the use of a motor vehicle on any property owned, leased, or used by Indiana State University including University Apartments, must purchase and properly display a current and appropriate parking permit from the rear-view mirror. (See Section D #2 for exceptions.)
  3. The enforcement boundaries are identified as Third Street (west), the Seaboard Railroad (east), the Conrail Railroad (north), and Cherry Street (south). Enforcement also includes the University Apartments area; Remote Lot N (11th and Chestnut Streets); and Bob Warn Field parking (1st and Locust Streets) and remote lots west of Third Street.
  4. Online Fees:
    • Garage Permit $260.00*
    • Faculty/ Staff: $130.00*
    • Students: $130.00*
    • Handicap: $130.00*
    • Remote: $72.00*
    • Motorcycle: $68.00*
    *Permits purchased in the office are subject to a $15 surcharge.
  5. Faculty, staff, and students are required to obtain a parking permit at the Parking Office within 72 hours (excluding weekends) after arriving on campus or beginning employment.
  6. A handicap permit is required for all disabled faculty, students, or staff for use of handicap spaces on all University property including Fifth and Sixth Streets. Proper medical documentation is required before issuance of an ISU handicap permit. (See Article III.)
  7. One parking permit may be purchased per student or employee. The exception being, students and employees who operate a motorcycle/moped and a motor vehicle on University property must purchase a motorcycle permit in addition to a regular permit.
  8. Parking Services maintains sole authority to sell parking permits and to register drivers.
  9. Resale of a parking permit or purchase of a parking permit from any other person is a violation of these regulations and is subject to a $125.00 fine and vehicle impoundment at owner’s expense.

Section B: Limitations

Faculty, staff, students, or visitors may not obtain or furnish a parking permit for a non-qualified user of the parking permit. Therefore, obtaining or attempting to obtain a parking permit, furnishing a parking permit, or using a parking permit for which the intended user is not qualified, is expressly prohibited by this regulation. (See Article VI.)

Section C: Types of Registration

Garage Parking Permits—Allows the user to park in the Parking Garage or any surface lot on the ISU campus (excluding metered, pay or specialty lots; i.e. Psychology Lot).

Faculty/Staff Parking Permits—Allows the user to park in any staff lot or staff/student lot on the ISU campus or any ISU remote lot (excluding metered, pay or specialty lots; i.e. Psychology Lot).Faculty members, exempt and non-exempt full-time employees, and non-student temporary employees shall be defined as staff for purposes of vehicle registration

Student Parking Permits—Allows the user to park in any student lot or staff/student lot on the ISU campus or any ISU remote lot (excluding metered, pay or specialty lots; i.e. Psychology Lot). Graduate students, undergraduates, graduate assistants, graduate fellows, and all others enrolled shall be defined as student for purposes of vehicle registration.

Remote Parking Permits—Remote parking permits are available for faculty, staff, and students. Remote parking permits allow the user to only park in the ISU Remote Lots. Remote lots include the Lot D Extension** (9th and Eagle Streets, behind Lot D), Lot N (11th and Chestnut Streets), Lot O** (2nd and Chestnut Streets, summer only), Baseball Lot (1st and Locust), Lot Q (9th and Spruce Streets) and the ISU University Apartments (1st and Farrington and 1st and Crawford Streets). All remote lots will be open to any Faculty, Staff or Student.

**Only available Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Vehicles left on the lot beyond 5:00 p.m. are subject to tow at the owner’s expense.

Handicap Parking Permits—Handicap parking permits are available for faculty, staff, and students who are qualified under Indiana Code 9-18-22. Persons with short-term medical needs should consult with Parking Services. (See Article III.)

Motorcycle/Moped Permits—Allows the user to park in any surface lot or motorcycle space. The operation and/or parking of all motorized vehicles on the sidewalks, pedestrian paths, bicycle racks, or lawns of property owned, leased, or used by Indiana State University is expressly prohibited. Moped and motorcycles shall affix the parking permit to the left front fork of the vehicle.  Per Indiana BMV, all mopeds/scooers driven on public streets will be required to have valid license plates.

Guest Permits—are available for individuals visiting campus for $3.00/day. A Guest Daily Permit will enable the individual to park in any surface lot (excluding metered, pay or specialty lots; i.e. Psychology Lot) for the day. Guests may also utilize the Parking Garage (750 Cherry Street) or the West Pay Lot (5th and Chestnut) for $1.00/hour or $6.00/day. Short term parking is also available in the North Pay Station lot (North entrance of HMSU) and the Pavilion Lot (7th and Larry Bird). Students, faculty, and staff are not considered visitors and may not display a guest permit at any time.

Temporary parking permits are available for short-term parking needs.

Section D: Display of Parking Permit

  1. All parking permits are available at Parking Services. Staff, student, handicap and remote parking permits are issued for the school year and expire midnight August 16. The parking permit may be transferred to other motor vehicles driven by the permit owner to campus. Enforcement of the traffic and parking regulations is in effect everyday throughout the calendar year.
  2. Display parking permits from the rear-view mirror. The exception being motorcycles and vehicles with convertible tops. Vehicles which are unable to be locked, are issued an adhesive decal in lieu of the original hangtag. Scooters and motorcycles shall affix the parking permit to the left front fork of the vehicle.
  3. All vehicles parked on campus must properly display a valid parking permit. A vehicle not displaying a parking permit is recognized as an unregistered vehicle.
  4. If a parking permit becomes lost or stolen, it is the registrant’s responsibility to report and replace it immediately. Replacement permits are obtained from Parking Services at a cost equal to the current purchase price.

Article II—Operation of Motor Vehicles

  1. The operation and/or parking of all motorized vehicles on the sidewalks, pedestrian paths, or lawns of property owned, leased, or used by Indiana State University is expressly prohibited—the exception being identified University service related vehicles and emergency vehicles.
  2. Congestion requires that speed be limited to ten miles per hour on campus drives and parking lots.
  3. The driver of a motor vehicle must have control of that vehicle at all times and failure to do so constitutes reckless driving.
  4. All traffic control signs and devices must be observed as others are depending on the driver’s judgment and compliance with Indiana law.
  5. In areas where motor vehicle traffic and pedestrian traffic conflict, pedestrians have the right of way when no other traffic control is present.
  6. Parking on or adjacent to snow mounds is prohibited.  All four tires must be on the flat parking surface and in a valid space.
  7. Drivers must comply with the State of Indiana Motor Vehicle Code and Terre Haute city ordinances at all times in addition to these regulations.
  8. All accidents involving a motor vehicle on property owned, leased, or used by Indiana State University or the streets adjacent thereto, must be reported to the Public Safety Department as soon as possible.
  9. Parking lots are surveyed and parking is arranged to accommodate as many cars as possible. It is necessary to follow the arrangements to allow other vehicles access to and from parking areas. Parking spaces on asphalt are identified by painted stalls and on gravel lots by concrete bumpers.
  10. Parking in any driveway, alley, lot entrance, or exit is prohibited. Do not park on unmarked open spaces. Private property owners may tow at operator’s expense.
  11. ISU parking lots are available without a permit from the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. seven days a week to students, staff, faculty, and visitors. A permit is required from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, University Apartments requires a permit 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Lot O is open 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday only. Lot O is not open during the summer months.
  12. Vehicles parked on University property must be properly licensed, display a current parking permit, and be in a state of good repair and operable. Vehicles that do not meet these requirements may be considered abandoned vehicles. Abandoned/immobile vehicles may be removed from campus at the owner’s expense.

Article III—Handicap Parking

Handicap parking on Indiana State University property requires an ISU handicap permit. A state issued handicap plate or permit is acceptable if it is registered in the driver’s name and displayed with a valid ISU staff or student permit. The ISU handicap permit can be requested by the disabled person with medical documentation. This documentation must include an expiration date so it is possible to determine the length of time the permit will be needed. Short-term handicap parking permits are also available with medical documentation. If you do not have current documentation on file, please contact the Parking Services office at 812-237-8888. Under Indiana Code 5-16-9-5(b), any person who knowingly parks in a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability while displaying a placard to which neither the person nor the person’s passenger is entitled commits a Class C infraction.

Handicap spaces, fire and service vehicle zones, and unloading/loading zones (indicated by signs) will be strictly enforced at all times. Students with disabilities can learn about and arrange for auxiliary aids and services to meet their individual needs by contacting the Student Academic Services Center at 237-2300 in Gillum Hall. While ISU honors all valid handicap permits, staff and students are required to purchase a permit to park in the lots between 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Article IV—Visitor to Campus

The University Visitor’s West Lot,, a large, 24 hour pay parking lot, is located west of the Hulman Memorial Student Union between 4th and 5th on Chestnut Street. Parking is available for $1.00/hour or $6.00/day unless the lot is reserved for a special event. For more information, contact Parking Services at 237-8888.

Guest permits are available for individuals visiting campus for $3.00/day. A Guest Daily Permit will enable the individual to park in any surface lot (excluding metered, pay or specialty lots; i.e. Psychology Lot) for the day. Guests may also utilize the Parking Garage (750 Cherry Street) or the West Pay Lot (5th and Chestnut Street) for $1.00/hour or $6.00/day. Short term parking is also available in the North Pay Station lot (North entrance of Hulman Memorial Student Union) and the Pavilion Lot (7th and Larry Bird Streets). Students, faculty, and staff are not considered visitors and may not display a guest permit at any time.

Students, faculty, and staff are responsible for their visitors.

Article V—Enforcement

  1. Enforcement of University traffic and parking regulations, which include state laws and city ordinances, is the responsibility of the Public Safety Department. ISU Police officers have the authority to halt vehicles, issue tickets for violations, remove vehicles improperly parked, enforce all regulations, and make arrests (Indiana Code 1971 20-12, ch. 3.5).
  2. A parking ticket issued by authorized Public Safety personnel for violations of these rules must be presented to the Parking Services office at the Public Safety Department within five working days (excluding weekends) of the date issued. After five working days, tickets are processed and billed to individual accounts through the Office of the Controller. Once a ticket has been billed, Parking Services cannot accept payment.
  3. The person in whose name a parking permit is registered with Indiana State University is held responsible for any parking ticket involving the vehicle whether incurred by the registrant or the operator of the motor vehicle. Therefore, these regulations should be made known to any other person who may operate the vehicle with/without the permit displayed.
  4. The operator of a motor vehicle on campus shall observe these regulations and is held responsible for all moving violations committed, whether the vehicle is registered in the operator’s name or not.
  5. Violators of state and city laws may, at the discretion of the Public Safety Department, be prosecuted in state or city courts.
  6. Motor vehicles operated by faculty, staff, and student that display a parking permit may park in areas designated as parking lots by signed posted for which they have the appropriate permit.
  7. A parked vehicle which interferes with normal vehicular or pedestrian traffic may be removed at the owner’s expense.
  8. Any portion of a vehicle parked in a restricted area constitutes a violation, i.e., handicap, service vehicle, emergency, fire lane, yellow, and reserved parking. It is not necessary to receive a warning notice before a ticket is issued. Lack of a convenient space is not a valid excuse for parking in violation of the regulations.
  9. Parking is permitted only in authorized spaces marked by lines in the appropriate zone designations. Vehicles parked with tires touching or over the stall markers are subject to ticketing.
  10. Vehicles may be towed from the campus or immobilized if the vehicle violates University regulations, City of Terre Haute ordinances, and/or state laws pertaining to motor vehicles or if the vehicle constitutes a traffic/pedestrian hazard. The owner/registrant of the vehicle is responsible for any fines assessed and the cost of the towing. Vehicles may be towed for the following reasons, but not limited to:
    • Parking in a space identified for handicapped parking while not displaying a proper permit.
    • Blocking a fire hydrant, walkway, handicap ramp, or roadway.
    • Parking in an emergency lane.
    • Abandoned/immobile vehicles.
    • Five or more parking tickets (including warning tickets), paid or unpaid, from August 16, 2014-August 16, 2015.
    • Visitor’s Pay Lot violation.
    • Use of a lost, stolen, falsified, or fabricated permit.
    Students who are booted more than two times may be subject to further disciplinary action for failure to abide by the Motor Vehicle Rules and Regulations. (See Article VII.)

Article VI—Ticket Procedures

Section A: Penalties

  1. Falsely obtaining or using a parking permit that the user is not qualified to use (including possession or use of a lost, stolen, falsified, or fabricated permit) may lead to losing the privilege of having a motor vehicle on campus for the remainder of the current academic year. There is also a fine of $125.00 and vehicle impoundment at owner’s expense. Violators of state and city laws may, at the discretion of the Public Safety Department, be prosecuted in state or city courts.
  2. Failure to obtain an ISU parking permit within 72 hours of bringing an unregistered vehicle on campus results in a fine of $25.00.
  3. Parking in an identified handicapped parking space without a handicap permit is a fine of $100.00.
  4. All other violations are a fine of $25.00.

Section B: Assessments

  1. Violation assessments are made at Parking Services and are payable at the Office of the Controller after five working days of the date appearing on the ticket.
  2. Students who do not pay tickets or fines by the end of the semester in which they are incurred have their records encumbered and registration privileges revoked until the ticket or fine is paid.
  3. Faculty and staff who have outstanding, unpaid tickets may be denied a parking permit until the ticket or fine is paid. Payroll deduction for parking fines may be arranged through the Payroll Office.

Article VII—Wheel Immobilization

Vehicles may be immobilized if the vehicle violates University regulations, City of Terre Haute ordinances, and/or state laws pertaining to motor vehicles and has accumulated five or more parking tickets (including warning tickets) paid or unpaid, for the 12 month period beginning August 16 and ending on August 15 each year.

Any attempt to move an immobilized vehicle or remove the wheel immobilizer (boot) may cause serious damage to the vehicle. Any damage caused by such an attempt is the sole responsibility of the driver. Unauthorized removal of a “boot” may lead to further disciplinary actions.

In order to have the wheel immobilizer removed, the driver must pay a $50.00 removal fee, as well as any and all outstanding tickets on file with Parking Services. Tickets that have already been billed to the Office of the Controller are not included in this figure. This amount must be paid in with Visa/MasterCard or cash.

Students who are booted more than two times may be subject to further disciplinary action for failure to abide by the Motor Vehicle Rules and Regulations.

Article VIII—Appeals

A ticket may be appealed in writing via application forms provided by Parking Services, if requested and returned within five working days (excluding weekends) of the date appearing on the ticket. Tickets not appealed in a timely manner become the responsibility of the driver.

Article IX – Disabled Vehicles

If a faculty, staff, or student vehicle becomes disabled on University property, the owner must contact the Public Safety Department at 237-5555. Place a sign stating, “Disabled List, call Public Safety 237-5555,” on the front window. The vehicle must be moved off Indiana State University property within 48 hours of the call.

Contact Information:

Parking Services
Indiana State University
210 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
(812) 237-8888
ISU-Parking@mail.indstate.edu


DPF Print the Parking Regulations Brochure

Web permits purchased beginning Monday August 12th will be held for pick-up in the office. Bring ID card with you to pick-up in Parking Services.


I agree to follow the rules and regulations as outlined in the Parking Regulations Brochure.


I have read and understand the above statement.
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Contractor/vendor

Construction employees are required to park with a Construction Permit in Lot N (11st and Chestnut), Lot R (1st and Water), or Lot S (1st and Chestnut) when regular classes are in session. Contractors will be allowed to request an appropriate number of permits depending upon the project size for “core campus” parking. These permits should be used for carpooling or transporting employees to/from the construction and the construction parking lots. Contractors will also be allowed to have 2 foreman construction permits per project which will allow the foreman direct access to the construction project.

When regular classes are not in session (i.e. weekends, Fall Break, Winter Recess, and summer sessions [the Monday after commencement thru one week before move-in]) contractors and their employees will be allowed to park in any regular/open lot on campus with a construction permit unless the lot is reserved for an event.

To order permits, email Parking Services at ISU-Parking@mail.indstate.edu or visit the office at 210 N. 6th street, Terre Haute, IN

Parking Violation (Ticket)

Parking Services do ensure that students, staff, and visitors have access to the parking spaces they pay for by providing consistent enforcement of all parking rules and regulations. The parking lots are patrolled by our Parking Services Community Service Officers.

How do I pay a Parking Violation?

If you receive a parking violation, it must be presented to the Parking Services office within 5 working days. You may pay the violation with either Cash, MC/Visa, or check, made out to Indiana State University. After 5 days of non-payment, the amount will be charged to your account and will need to be paid in the Controllers Office.

  • Parking Lot or No Permit violations are $25.00
  • Handicap Violation is $100.00
  • Yellow Zone Violation is $25.00

A vehicle will be booted and/or towed after it has accumulated 5 or more paid or outstanding parking violations. All parking violations fees owed and a $50.00 boot removal fee is must be paid in full to remove a boot within 48 hours. If vehicle is also towed, additional towing fees may be added.

Any attempt to move a booted/immobilized vehicle or remove the device may cause serious damage to the vehicle.

How do I appeal a Parking Violation?

The Parking Appeal must be writing and forms are available at the Parking Services Office at 210 N 6th Street or can be filled out with the Printable Form, and mailed to ISU Parking Services, 210 N. 6th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809.

Grounds for Appeal:

Appeal only when you have valid reasons. You should limit your appeals to those circumstances in which the parking ticket was issued in error and/or you did not commit a violation.

If the facts show that you committed a violation of parking rules, your appeal will be denied, regardless of the reason or excuse for committing the violation.

Your personal opinion that the parking rules are unfair or that there is insufficient parking on campus is not a legitimate basis for appeal.

Tickets must be appealed within five (5) working days of the date appearing on the ticket. Requests for appeal made after five (5) working days will not be accepted.

The Appeals Committee meets once a month if needed. The decision of the committee is final and a violation may not be re-appealed unless significant new evidence or proof is submitted. You will be notified of their decision by mail.

Examples of appeal reasons that will NOT be waived:

  • Lack of knowledge of the regulation.
  • Lost the citation.
  • Forgetfulness.
  • Parking only for a short period of time.
  • Had flashers on.
  • The meter could not have been expired more than a couple of minutes.
  • I had too much to carry to park in the lot.
  • Inability to find a legally marked parking space.
  • Had the wrong permit for the space used.
  • Failure to obtain a temporary permit.
  • Did not see a parking sign.
  • There were other cars parked improperly (“everyone else was doing it”).
  • I did not receive the ticket on my vehicle.

It is the responsibility of each member of the University Community to read, understand, and abide by the parking regulations. Ignorance of the regulations is not an acceptable reason for appeal of a ticket.

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Your Sycamore Card is your University identification card. You must have your Sycamore ID card on you when you are on University property.

The Sycamore ID card provides access to many of the University's special services including:

  • Library services
  • Food services
  • Recreational facilities/equipment
  • Athletic events
  • Theater events
  • Student Computer services

Your first card is complimentary. A charge of $15 will be assessed for replacement of damaged, lost, or stolen cards.**

If a problem occurs with your Sycamore ID Card, please contact the Parking Services office at (812) 237-8888 during regular business hours.

**Please note: If your card is lost or stolen and you have a meal plan, please contact Dining Services at 812-237-4138 immediately so a hold can be put on your account. After business hours, contact the Campus Cupboard at 812-237-3869 to place a hold on your account and get a temporary meal pass.

Students may also visit the Student Recreation Center to have a replacement ID card printed. ID cards can be obtained from Monday – Friday 8-5 at the Membership Desk.



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Contact

Public Safety
Indiana State University
812-237-8888
Fax: 812-237-8207
ISU-Parking@mail.indstate.edu