"C" Lot Permits


Any registered student whose local place of residence is outside of the defined C permit boundary from campus may apply for a "C" permit once permit sales begin. If approved, the cost is $100 per academic year. Vehicles must be registered for License Plate Recognition and linked to the purchased parking permit.

"C" permits may only be purchased online, and students must provide proof of their local address by uploading documentation into the online parking portal.

Parking Locations

Vehicles linked to a "C" lot permit may be parked in surface lot "C" spaces (i.e. indicated on red signs) only on the perimeter of the north and south academic campus. Some locations in which "C" parking spots may be available are listed in the section below. Note that "A" and/or "B" spaces may be included in the same lots as "C" spaces, but those with a "C" permit are only permitted to park in "C" spots. 

  • Discovery Park Lot south of Gates Road and Nimitz Drive intersection (most reliable lot)
  • Lot northwest of the Córdova Recreational Sports Center
  • Lot north of Ross-Ade Stadium
  • Lot south of Dauch Alumni Center parking lot near Grant and Harrison Streets

"C" lot parking is denoted in red on the parking map, and locations may be added or removed throughout the year. Please pay attention to and obey all posted signs.

Free CityBus shuttle service is provided to individuals with a Purdue ID.

Students may not drive or park vehicles on the north academic campus between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Student Garage Permits

Vehicles linked to a "Student Garage" (formerly known as C Garage, or CG) permit are provided access to spaces in the specific garage indicated on the permit. These are also valid in any space that requires a "C" permit in surface lots.

Purchasers of a Harrison Street Parking Garage permit will be issued a physical Garage Access Card, and parking is only valid in that garage. 

Returning Permits

If a student becomes ineligible for a Harrison Street Parking Garage permit at any time for any reason, or no longer needs the permit, it must be returned to Parking Facilities. This includes those who originally lived outside of the C permit boundary and then later moved within those defined boundaries. No pro-rated refunds will be issued after March 1.

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