Parking Rules and Regulations

Parking

Dakota State University provides equal opportunity for faculty, staff and students to park in designated areas through the payment of fees approved by the Board of Regents.

Permit Registration

All automobiles, motorcycles, street-legal all-terrain vehicles, and motorized scooters parked on campus must be registered with the Facilities Management Office.
Those who wish to purchase a parking permit must register in the *Facilities Management/ Campus & Community section of the University portal and follow instructions for payment.

*Can be accessed on MyDSU portal. Log in required. 

Permit Privileges

Current permit fees for each of the permit types are listed in the *Facilities Management/ Campus & Community section of the University portal.
Parking permits are required to park on campus. Permits must be displayed on the driver's side of the windshield in the lower front corner with the permit number facing out.

*Can be accessed on MyDSU portal. Log in required. 

Permit Types

Blue Permit

  • Blue permits may be purchased by DSU students only.
  • Blue permit holders may park in identified blue parking areas only.
  • Parking regulations in blue parking areas are enforceable 24 hours a day, seven days a week year-round by the DSU parking attendant and partner law-enforcement agencies.

Red Permit

  • Red permits may be purchased by DSU employees. An employee is a person who works at DSU with a faculty/staff appointment.
  • Student employees, including graduate students, are not eligible to purchase a red permit.
  • Designated spaces, indicated with signage, may be authorized by Facilities Management with the approval of the Vice Presidents Council.
  • Parking regulations in red parking areas are enforceable 24 hours a day, seven days a week year-round by the DSU parking attendant and partner law-enforcement agencies.
  • Duplicate red parking permits may be purchased from the Cashier’s Office.
  • For each red permit number, only one vehicle at a time can be parked on campus.

Handicap Permit

  • The state-issued handicap permit must be properly displayed while parked in designated handicap spaces within campus parking areas.
  • In addition to the state permit, students and staff must also purchase and display the appropriate DSU parking permit - blue for students and red for employees.
  • Parking regulations in handicap parking spaces are enforceable 24 hours a day, seven days a week year-round by the DSU parking attendant and partner law-enforcement agencies.

Visitor Permit

  • Visitor permits are issued free of charge to campus guests by emailing the Facilities Management Office, or calling 605-256-5222. Permits must include an expiration date and signature of the Facilities Management Director. 
  • Extended visitor parking, exceeding seven days, may be arranged by contacting the Facilities Management Office.
  • Citations issued to visitors may be voided by the Director of Facilities Management.
  • Parking regulations in visitor parking areas are enforceable 24 hours a day, seven days a week year-round by the DSU parking attendant and partner law-enforcement agencies.
  • Visitor parking spaces are limited to 30 minutes unless a valid temporary parking permit is displayed.