Employee Permits

Faculty/staff permit renewal will begin online June 1, 2018 at https://permits.police.msu.edu.

Faculty/staff permit renewal in person (over the counter) will begin June 11, 2018.  Permits will not be available over the counter until June 11, 2018.

Academic year employees (AY employees) may only be payroll deducted for the months of September through April and are offered 2 parking permit options.  They may select an academic year (AY- 9 month) permit which will be valid August 15, 2018 through May 15, 2019.  Payment for the permit can be payroll deducted $50.06/month, September 2018 through April 2019.  AY permits are available online at https://permits.police.msu.edu or in the Parking Office starting August 1, 2018.  To purchase a permit in person at the MSU Parking Office, you must have your MSU ID card and current vehicle registration with you.  If you need to be on campus in the summer, then you will need to come into the Parking Office to purchase a permit parking valid for the period of time needed and pay up front for it. During Summer Semester 2018, complimentary parking is available in lots 15, 83, 89, and 91.

Or, academic year (AY) employees may choose to purchase a permit valid July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Since this permit is valid for 12 months, but we can only process payroll deductions for 8 months of the year, the value of the permit ($534) will be pro-rated and divided equally by the number of payroll deduction periods remaining.  The deducted amount will be $66.75 per month (September 2018-April 2019).  It typically takes around 7 days for the permit to arrive in the US mail.  They are available online at https://permits.police.msu.edu starting June 1, 2018 or at the Parking Office starting June 11, 2018.  You must have your MSU ID card and current vehicle registration with you to buy a permit over the counter.

Motorcycle permits may not be purchased online.  You must go into the Parking Office starting June 11, 2018 to purchase a motorcycle permit.  Take your MSU ID card and vehicle registration with you.

All permits must be properly affixed to your front windshield (lower left, driver’s side, inside vehicle) before they are considered valid, so please allow for mailing time if you order a permit online.  The person to whom the privileges are granted is the only person who may park under the privileges, otherwise the privileges are invalid.  All permits/privileges and gate access privileges remain the property of MSU Parking and are assigned to individuals.  These privileges are not transferable.  Unauthorized transfer or use of a permit and/or gate access privileges will result in their/its confiscation, and termination of the privilege(s) for at least the balance of the registration period.  Parking violations may also be issued for unauthorized use of the permit and/or gate access privileges.

MSU employees who are not graduate assistants, or student employees, may opt to purchase a repositionable employee permit, an employee Lot 89 permit, or a car pool permit.  All of which are described below.

Repositionable Employee Permit: This permit allows you to park one vehicle on campus at a time in any employee parking space on campus.  Access privileges to gated employee lots are enabled on your Spartan ID card.  If you are a regular employee, then CATA bus privileges are also enabled on your Spartan ID card.  You will be able to move this permit back and forth between the vehicles that you have registered with the MSU Parking Office but only one may be on campus at one time.  The permit is valid only on vehicles registered to your permit with the MSU Parking Office.  The cost of a repositionable employee permit is $534/year for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020.  If you choose to add a vehicle to your permit, so that you can park it on campus, then you must call or come into the MSU Parking Office.  You may pay for your repositionable permit using payroll deduction (if you qualify), cash, American Express, Discover, MC, VISA, or a check or money order payable to MSU.  Your repositionable permit will also be activated to allow gated parking access in employee parking lots.

“Employee Lot 89” Permit:  This permit is valid in lot 89 August 15, 2018 through May 15, 2019.  During summer semester and over spring break you may park in lots 91, 89, 83, or 15 complimentary.  CATA bus service is available from the commuter lot (lot 89) to the Shaw parking ramp (Ramp 1) during fall and spring semesters.  The CATA commuter route transfers from Ramp 1 to other parts of campus.  If you are a regular employee, then CATA bus privileges for campus routes are enabled on your Spartan ID card.  The employee 89 permit will cost $108.  You may opt to pay using payroll deduction (deducted from pays of September through April at $13.50 per month).  Or you may opt to pay up front for the permit in full using cash, credit card, or a check or money order payable to MSU.  Employee 89 permits are only sold August 1st through April 30th.  If you need to park closer to your work place on a particular day, then you may park go to the MSU Parking Office to purchase a permit for whatever period of time you would like.  Or you may opt to park at a meter and pay the meter fee, in lot 100 and pay in cash upon exiting, or at pay by plate spaces and pay at the pay kiosks or by using spoton.msu.edu.  The fee to pay by the hour is $1.80 per hour.

Carpool Permit:  Information about carpool permit programs can be found at http://police.msu.edu/management-services-bureau/parking-office/carpools/

Driving a different vehicle?  Remove and retain the repositionable permit from the vehicle you will be using while your vehicle is in the shop. If it’s a vehicle that you don’t have registered with the Parking Office, then, call or go to the MSU Parking Office and provide the new vehicle information to a Parking Office Service Assistant.  You will need to take your MSU ID card and current vehicle registration (or rental agreement) for the vehicle with you to the MSU Parking Office.  If all checks out, the information will be updated and you may use the permit temporarily on the borrowed vehicle.

 

Buying, selling, trading in, or turning in a vehicle?  Remove and retain the repositionable permit from the vehicle you are selling, trading- or turning in.  Call or go to the MSU Parking Office and provide the information on the vehicle you no longer have and/or the new vehicle information to a Parking Office Service Assistant.  You will need to take your MSU ID card and current vehicle registration (or temporary registration) with you to the MSU Parking Office.  If all checks out, the information will be updated and you may use the permit on the new vehicle.

Having your windshield replaced? Remove and retain the repositionable permit before having your windshield replaced. Then place it on the new windshield

Other Important Details:

Employee permits are not valid for special events.

Whenever you go into the MSU Parking Office (to change vehicles, change permits, buy a new permit, etc…), you must take in your MSU ID card and current vehicle registration.  If you are a new employee or have a new appointment and are purchasing a new permit, then you must also take a letter on letterhead from the Department Administrator with you.  This letter must state your employment status, job title, and start/end dates.  Please notify us if you are paid on an academic year pay (8 pays per year rather than 12).

If you will be on leave, or are no longer employed by MSU, then you MUST  remove your permit from your windshield and return it to the MSU Parking Office so that we can issue you a refund (if you paid in full up front for the permit) or stop collection and payroll deduction of it (if you chose to pay using a monthly pay plan).

Permits are not valid until they are properly affixed to your windshield so please allow for processing and mail time and order your permit early.

Removing a permit or use of a repositionable permit remains the responsibility of the person to whom the permit is issued.  Michigan State University assumes no liability for damage or injury associated with removal of a permit or use of a repositionable permit.