Faculty or staff who are official university retirees and continue to reside in Indiana may request an annual "A" parking permit/Garage Access Card that expires Aug. 15 using the options below. 

Parking Portal Instructions

Creating a guest account will allow Purdue retirees to use the online parking portal to renew, access and manage their parking permits without the need to sign in with BoilerKey. Your PUID is required in the online parking portal, and you can contact for help if you do not know the number.

Garage Access Cards will be mailed to your current address listed in the parking portal account. Please ensure this information is correct. 

Self-Create Account Using a Personal (Non-Purdue) Email Address

If you use a personal (non-Purdue) email address to create your guest account through the parking portal, you can complete all steps on your own using the instructions provided below. 

  1. Visit the Purdue Parking Portal
  2. In the upper right hand corner, click SIGNUP
  3. Complete all guest account fields, including a valid email address and street address
  4. Once the account is created, click PERMITS on the menu bar, then Special Permit Requests. Choose the Retiree option. First time requests or renewals may be completed here.
  5. The following information will be requested: PUID, name, email address (must match what was provided when creating the guest account) and phone number
  6. When the request is received, the information provided will be used to match the guest account with the original Purdue employee/retiree account and the two will be merged. Once the accounts are merged, all associated permits and vehicles will be retained so information does not need to be re-entered. Changes can be made if vehicle information has changed.
  7. If the retiree returns to active employment at Purdue, the account will revert to an employee account that will require the use of BoilerKey.

Assisted Account Creation Using a Purdue Email Address

If you will be setting up your guest account with a Purdue email address instead of a personal email, Parking staff will need to create the account on your behalf since that email address will already be associated with your employee record.

  1. Email Parking at and provide the following information: Name, PUID, current home address. If you do not know your PUID, email for assistance.
  2. Parking staff will create your new guest account on your behalf and provide instructions to set your password and log in. You must login to set your new password immediately.
  3. Once you are logged in to your account on the Parking Portal, click PERMITS on the menu bar, then Special Permit Requests. Choose the Retiree option to request your new or renewal permit.

Parking Enforcement

Refer to the Downloadable Parking Map (PDF) to reference parking locations by permit type. Retirees should review License Plate Recognition information to learn about the vehicle registration process and related details for parking enforcement. Learn more about "front plates" and the additional parking flexibility they provide.

License Plate Recognition (LPR) is the primary means to access the gated Grant Street and Harrison Street parking garages for those with an eligible permit; however, the Garage Access Card should be scanned to enter and exit if the license plate is not automatically read. Individuals must return Garage Access Cards to Parking Facilities upon ineligibility. 

Retiree permits may not be shared with other individuals. Use or possession of forged, stolen, altered, transferred or invalid permits may result in a citation, immobilization and/or towing of the vehicle, criminal charges, and/or disciplinary action through the university. View the Parking Tickets/Citations webpage for related information.

Vehicles may not be stored in any parking lot or garage for longer than 24 hours without permission from Purdue Parking. Any vehicles in violation of this may be towed at the owner's expense.

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