Visitor Parking

Successful Visitor Tips

Individuals who are visiting campus should be aware of and follow Purdue's Traffic and Parking Regulations (PDF), including the ones highlighted below. 

  • Motorists should pull forward into a parking space with the vehicle's license plate facing the drive lane for enforcement purposes. Individuals who back into a parking space or do not have have the license plate visible are subject to receiving a citation.

  • Vehicles may not be stored in any parking lot or garage for longer than 24 hours, unless otherwise indicated, without permission from the Parking Facilities office. Any vehicle in violation of this may be towed at the owner's expense.

ParkMobile ("Metered") Parking

Parking is also available at pay-by-phone areas on campus for short-term visits through the ParkMobile app. To use these parking spaces, download the app, register and create an account including payment information and review available zones. Paid time can be increased through the app.


Parking Garages

The Grant Street Parking Garage is located at 120 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 across from the Purdue Memorial Union.

The Harrison Street Parking Garage is located at 719 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Hourly Rates

Time Rate
0-30 Minutes $1.00
30-60 Minutes $3.00
Each Additional Hour $1.00
Maximum 24 consecutive hour period $10.00

A debit/credit card pay station is available in the main lobby of the Grant Street Parking Garage, or payment may be made at any of the exit lanes. No cash payments are accepted.

Visitors in the Harrison Street Parking Garage must pay with debit/card when exiting the garage. 

Visitor Daily Permit

Motorists may purchase a $5.00 visitor daily permit and park in any "A", "B" or "C" space (unless restrictions are posted that indicate otherwise), excluding those in the Grant Street or Harrison Street Parking Garages. 

Daily visitor parking permits must be purchased online. Review the online parking map (PDF) for permit locations.

Disability Parking

Review information on the Disabilities Parking webpage.

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