Parking Permit Registration

Online registrations require:

  • Net ID - (It may take two business days for your NetID to register with our system)
  • Your vehicle license plate number, state, make, and color
  • A credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) to purchase a permit

Start online student permit registration process here.

In person registrations:

  • At the Department of Transportation Cashier office on each campus. A completed Vehicle Registration Form [PDF] is required.
  • Payable by cash, check, money order, credit card in your name only (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), or the Knight Express card.

Additional Vehicles:

  • After the initial registration, you must register additional vehicles by logging into My Rutgers parking account or visit the Department of Transportation Services.
  • If you have a temporary plate, please register the vehicle with the temporary plate number. When the permanent plates come in, remove the vehicle with the temporary plate from your record and reenter your vehicle with updated plate information.

Parking Permit Types

CommuterNight Commuter, and Resident Parking Permits are to be purchased online.

Temporary and Reading Day Parking Permits must be purchased in person.


Commuter Permit  

All commuter permits must be purchased online.

  • A Commuter Parking Permit is available to students not living in university housing

New Brunswick

  • Cost for Deck Parking Permit (Zone A & D) $380.00 annually, $255.00 after January.   (Price includes State Sales Tax)
  • Cost for Surface Lot Parking Permit (Zone B, C, & L) $165.00 annually, $111.00 after January 1. (Price includes State Sales Tax)
  • A half-year parking permit is not issued during the Fall Semester

Night Commuter Parking Permit

  • Cost $165.00 annually, $111.00 after January 1.  (Price includes State Sales Tax) 
  • Parking permit will expire August 31st
  • A half-year parking permit is not issued during the Fall Semester  

Newark

  • Cost $165.00 annually, $111.00 after January 1.   (Price includes State Sales Tax)
  • Premium Deck Parking Permit $625.00, $420.00 after January 1.  (Price includes State Sales Tax)

Camden

  • Cost $300.00 annually, $200.00 after January 1.  (Price includes State Sales Tax)
  • Night Commuter $100.00 annually, $70.00 after January 1.  (Price includes State Sales Tax)

Resident Permit

  • A Resident Parking Permit is available to all students living in university housing
  • New Brunswick Resident cost $300.00 annually, $200.00 after January 1
  • Newark Resident cost $1150.00 annually, $770.00 after January 1
  • Camden Resident cost $425.00 annually, $285.00 after January 1
  • A half-year parking permit is not issued during the Fall Semester

Family Housing Parking Permit- Student Spouses

  • All resident students, including TA/GA’s, living in family housing must purchase a Rutgers parking permit for the academic year.
  • Any additional vehicle being used by a student’s spouse must also be registered in order to park on Rutgers property.
  • This second vehicle can be registered for an additional fee of $100.00.
  • Family Housing Parking Permits are valid for the same time period as the Rutgers Parking Permit, and both parking permits must be renewed on an academic year basis.
  • These permits can be purchased at the Public Safety Cashier office, once the TA/GA or graduate student living in housing has purchased their regular Rutgers parking permit.

Temporary Parking Permit

  • A Temporary Parking Permit is issued to a student who does not need to have a vehicle on campus but, due to special circumstances, requires the use of one
  • No more than three Temporary Parking Permits will be issued per semester
  • Valid for 1 to 5 days
  • Cost $5.00 per day

Reading Day Parking Permit

  • A Reading Day Parking Permit is a temporary permit issued to a resident that is not eligible to have a vehicle on campus but, due to end of semester circumstances, requires the use of one
  • Valid for generally two weeks, from beginning to end of exam period
  • Cost $25.00

Change in Housing Status: 

If a student with a valid Resident Parking Permit cancels housing, they must notify DOTS. Resident students that change housing assignment to a different campus must notify DOTS to update their parking assignment. Students with valid Commuter parking permits that move into campus housing must notify DOTS in exchange for a Resident permit.

New Brunswick Commuter Zone Change: 

Commuter Students with valid parking permits that wish to change from one Zone to another may do so, pending space availability.  Waitlists are available for permits that have sold out. To add your name to the waitlist log into My Rutgers parking account and click the waitlist tab and choose the list you wish to add your name.

Night Commuter Exchange: 

Students with valid Night Commuter parking permits may exchange to a Zone Commuter parking permit pending availability. 


Additional Parking

Complete Additional Parking Request form. Explain why, where and when you need additional parking. Back to back classes will not be accepted as a reason for additional parking. Employment will not be accepted as a reason for additional parking. Night commuter parking permissions are not eligible for additional parking.
If approved, there is an additional $30.00 fee.


Additional Parking for Medical Needs

This form must be completed fully and submitted by the student requesting additional parking. This form is only required if the student does not have a valid state issued permanent or temporary handicap placard. Also, this form is for students who cannot utilize the campus bus system due to their permanent  or temporary condition https://ods.rutgers.edu/my-accommodations/additional-parking.

Requests for medical reasons must be submitted with the Certification of Medical Needs Form completed and signed by a physician. If the form from the physician is not completed and submitted, then this request will not be reviewed. An email address must be provided, as all notifications of final decisions will be sent via email.