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Parking Office


Please go to the Parking Office to purchase a parking permit for the current academic year. Bring your MSU ID, vehicle make/model/color, license plate information, along with cash or check to purchase a permit.

This information is presented as a guideline for the operation of vehicles by students and employees on the campus of Minot State University (MSU). The term “vehicle” includes automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, motor scooters, motor bikes, and any other powered vehicle which operates on land.

The Parking Office is located on the first floor in the Student Center.

Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday – Friday.
Phone: 701-858-3318
Map: Parking Map [pdf]


Parking Permit Fees
Reserved Permits: $65.00 per year.
Unreserved Permits: $55.00 per year.

  1. Permits are purchased and obtained from the MSU Parking Office, and are sold according to building assignments of residence or employment.
  2. A parking permit fee will be assessed for all students and employees who operate a vehicle and use University parking lots.
  3. Refunds may only be given within 30-days of purchase. The permit must be returned to the Parking Office to process a refund.
  4. An ID card signifying student or employment status will be required at the time of permit purchase.
  5. Permits are not transferrable.
  6. The purchase of a permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space.
  7. Permits must be returned to the MSU Parking Office if there is termination of association with the University.
  8. The permit holder is the person whose name the parking permit is issued. The permit holder or the person who owns or operates a vehicle will be held responsible for any violation involving that vehicle. This regulation applies to a spouse, friend, or relative of the person registering or owning the vehicle.


  1. The permit holder is responsible for registering their vehicle with the MSU Parking Office.
  2. All vehicles must be registered by the permit holder with the MSU Parking Office before parking on campus.
  3. Vehicles are registered by license plate number at the time a permit is purchased.
  4. Permit holders are responsible for notifying the MSU Parking Office if you no longer operate a vehicle on campus which was previously registered in your name.


  1. Permits must be displayed Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
  2. Current parking permits are to be displayed on the back of the inside rear-view mirror so that the permit number faces toward the windshield of the vehicle.
  3. Everyone operating a vehicle on campus must display a permit.
  4. It is the responsibility of the student or employee to obtain and properly display the assigned permit.
  5. Failure to display a permit or the improper display of a permit can result in a citation.
  6. Notify the MSU Parking Office immediately when a permit is lost or stolen.
  7. Handicap spaces require a state-issued placard or license plate to be displayed. Proper display of the state-issued placard or plate allows for parking in any space or lot on campus except Clinic Parking. Handicap parking is strictly enforced as per ND state law.


  1. Please refer to the parking map for lot designations and locations.
  2. Bicycles, scooters, and motorcycles are allowed to park in designated spaces without purchasing a permit as long as they do not use a parking space designated for a car or truck, or park blocking any sidewalks.
  3. Non-motorized vehicles cannot be stored on campus (boats, campers, trailers, etc.).
  4. The University will not assume responsibility for the protection and/or care of any vehicle or its contents. Theft or vandalism should be reported immediately to Campus Security at 701-500-2423.
  5. Students or employees with a medical condition may obtain a temporary permit with official documentation from their practitioner. The medical excuse must specify the time period it is needed.
  6. Guests using Clinic Parking must display a Clinic Parking permit.
  7. Handicap parking is strictly enforced as per ND state law.


1. Students living on campus will be issued permits based on their residence assignments.

Lot B Dakota Hall & Lura Manor
Lot D Cook Hall & McCulloch Hall
Lot F Crane Hall
Lot H Pioneer apartments
Lot M Campus Heights apartments
Lot S Resident students with an S-permit
BSA Beaver Suite Apartments. BSA permit holders may park in unreserved parking lots.

2. Students living off campus may park in unreserved lots (UNR) with the purchase of an unreserved permit. Refer to the parking map for designated unreserved lots.


1. Employees are issued permits based on the building in which they work.

Lot A Administration & Student Center
Lot E Old Main, Dakota Hall, & Pioneer
Lot G Model Hall
Lot J GBO Library & Cyril Moore
Lot K Swain Hall
Lot L Dome, Hartnett Hall & Memorial Hall


  1. Visitor parking permits are available from the MSU Parking Office located on the first floor in the Student Center. Visitor permits are valid for one day, and are valid for any campus lot.
  2. An electronic visitor permit may be obtained for special events on campus or guests coming to campus. The sponsoring department may request an e-permit from the MSU Parking Office.
  3. A reserved lot may be used for MSU guests during special events. Lot closure requests must be made by MSU employees. The MSU Parking Office will publish notice of known upcoming events in campus announcements to let people know of the event and where to relocate for parking.


  1. MSU will impound vehicles under the following circumstances:
    1. Vehicles parked in fire lanes or in a manner/location that negatively impacts MSU Operations
    2. Vehicles abandoned for 30 days or more
    3. Vehicles in inoperable condition
    4. Vehicles with an excessive unpaid fine balance
  2. Vehicles with any of the above circumstances are subject to impound by a local towing company. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for all impound fees, and all communication, financial obligations and arrangements with the towing/impound company.
  3. A $30.00 citation will be imposed if a vehicle is impounded.
  4. Contact Campus Security at 701-500-2423 if your vehicle is towed.


  1. A $15.00 fine will be imposed for each violation.
  2. All unpaid fines will result in the withholding of the student’s records until such penalties are paid with the Business Office.
  3. Continued violations of parking regulations may subject that vehicle to impoundment.


  1. Citations may be appealed.
  2. Appeals must be filed using an appeal form.
    1. Forms can be obtained from the MSU Parking Office; or,
    2. Appeals may be filed electronically using the online form.
  3. Appeals must be filed in the MSU Parking Office within 30 calendar days of citation issuance. Delinquent citations will not be accepted for appeal.
  4. Appeal decisions will be based on current regulations.
  5. Appeals are reviewed once every month throughout the academic year.