What do I do if I have a permit for an assigned lot, but can't find a space there?
Park at the nearest available University of Illinois parking meter without paying the meter and call 217-244-5487 to report the problem. We will note and approve your alternate location and will investigate the cause of the shortage in your assigned facility.
What do I do if I lose my permit or if my permit is stolen?
You should come to the Parking office and report the loss. There is a fee to replace your lost permit. However, if your permit was stolen, a copy of a police report needs to be submitted along with a stolen parking permit form for a fee replacement exemption.
Where can I park during basketball games?
Please see DIA.
Where can I park during football games?
Please see football parking.
Do all parking facilities have the same enforcement rules?
Some parking facility restrictions differ from others. Be sure to take note of the signs at each lot entrance.
Is there free parking on all university holidays?
All facilities are restricted from 2:00 am - 6:00 am on all days. No exceptions are made for any holiday or recess except those officially listed as “
University Holidays”. Please note: 24-hour rental spaces, 24-hour rental lots, and disabled parking is enforced at all times.
Can I transfer my parking log assignment or permit to a friend?
- Lot rental privileges are non-transferable (person-to-person) and may not be resold.
How can I place my name on a parking lot waiting list?
Faculty and staff may place their name on up to two waitlists by emailing the Parking office (email@example.com) or by calling the Parking office at 217-333-3530.
Why must employees pay to park on campus?
Illinois State law prohibits the use of state funds to subsidize parking at state universities. Parking fees therefore, are necessary to build and maintain campus parking facilities.
How is parking funded?
Parking is an auxiliary which means it is a self-supported entity. By law Parking is prohibited from being subsidized by the university. Building and maintenance of parking facilities is funded by the revenues collected from permit sales, meter revenue and citation revenue.
Who decides the annual parking fee?
The Parking Department advises the campus administration when there are needs for increasing rates. Campus administration then determines and approves any rate changes.
Why build parking garages instead of lots?
There no longer is enough open space to build parking lots. Parking lots are being removed to make room for new campus buildings. The most efficient way to replace lost facilities as well as address parking deficiencies is to build parking garages.