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Parking Permits


All motor vehicles that park on campus during the academic year are required to display a current permit for the area in which they will be parked.  In order to purchase a parking permit, the vehicle must be registered at the Cashiers Office (2nd floor Deputy Hall), (218) 755-2045.  The make, model, color and license state/number of the vehicle is required for registration at the time of purchase.  Upon completion of the parking permit registration and payment of the registration fee, a parking permit will be issued.  Registration is considered complete when the permit is properly displayed on the vehicle.  Proper display is considered as being attached to the rearview mirror, numbers facing windshield so permit is clearly visible.

Parking Permits

Permits are required in all campus lots the first day of Fall semester to the end of Spring semester during the academic year.  All parking lots are clearly marked at each entrance with signs indicating the necessary permit requirements for that lot.  It is the responsibility of the vehicle owner/operator to be aware of the location of legal parking spaces.  There are eight types of permits represented by eight different colors available for purchase, which allow parking in specific lots.  The eight permits are divided into two categories, Residential permits and Commuter permits.  All permits (excluding Limited Reserve Lot permit) serve as permission to park and do not guarantee a parking space.

Also available for purchase are (7) or (14) day temporary permits, which are only valid in designated lots.

Residential Permit Information

Residential permits include Red (Birch/Linden Lot), Black (Cedar Lot), Blue (Oak Lot), Yellow (Rec. Center Lot) and Orange (Walnut Lot).  Residential Lot permits are only available for purchase by individuals residing in residence halls.

Chart A provides information regarding the price of each Residential permit.

Residential Permits Academic Year
 Red (Birch/Linden Lot)                  $225.00
 Yellow (Rec. Center Lot) $175.00
 Black (Cedar Lot) $175.00
 Orange (Walnut Lot) $150.00
 Blue (Oak Lot) $115.00

Note: The above prices include sales tax.

Chart B provides information pertaining to each Residential lot, permit(s) required, and any lot restrictions.

Residential Lot Permit Required Restrictions
Birch/Linden               Permit required anytime                    
Rec. Center   Permit required anytime
Cedar Permit required anytime
Walnut       Permit required anytime
Oak        Permit required anytime

Commuter Permit Information

Commuter permits include Purple (A.I.R.C. Lot), White (Limited Reserve Lot) and Green (P.E. and Bangsberg Lots). 

Chart C provides information regarding the price of each Commuter permit.

Commuter Permits Academic Year
 White (Limited Reserve Lot) $453.08
 Purple (A.I.R.C. Lot) $269.69
 Green (P.E. & Bangsberg Lot) $161.82

Note: The above prices include sales tax.

Chart D provides information pertaining to each Commuter lot, permit(s) required, and any lot restrictions.

Commuter Lot Permit Required Restrictions
A.I.R.C.   Permit required 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F
No Parking 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Bangsberg    Permit required 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F
No Parking 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Lake Blvd.    Permit required 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F
No Parking 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. 
Limited Reserved Permit required anytime
P.E. (Upper & Lower)    Permit required 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F
No Parking 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.


Gold Permits

Gold Permits are non-transferable and are only valid in the P.E. and Bangsberg Lots.

Permit Refunds

Refunds for parking permits will not be prorated.  A refund for a complete semester may be received if the permit is returned to the Cashiers Office (Deputy Hall), (218) 755-2045, within three days after the beginning of a semester.  The refund amount will be reduced by any outstanding citations.

Lost or Stolen Permits

Lost or stolen parking permits should immediately be reported to the Department of Public Safety.  With the exception of the (LR) permit, lost or stolen permits may be replaced at the Cashiers Office for one half of the value of the permit.  A flat fee of $25.00 is charged for the replacement of a (LR) permit and/or the access card.

Stolen parking permits are reported to local law enforcement authorities.  If a vehicle is parked in a campus lot displaying a previously reported stolen permit, the person in possession of the permit may be charged with a violation of Minnesota State Statutes.

Duplicated or Forged Permits

It is against the law to duplicate, alter, or reproduce any Bemidji State University parking permit for the purpose of fraudulently receiving parking services.  Violators will be criminally prosecuted and University Conduct Violations will be submitted.