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Student Parking Permits

Contact Information

Department of
Transportation Services

Public Safety Building
55 Commercial Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Main Office 848-932-7744
Fax 848-932-1450
Bus Dispatch 848-932-7817

Cashier and General
Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 5:00PM
September & Holiday
Hours May Vary

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Change in Housing Status:
If a student with a valid Resident permit cancels housing; they must return the Resident hangtag and stickers in exchange for a commuter permit. Resident students that change housing assignment to a different campus must bring hangtag to the Department of Transportation Services to update their parking assignment. Students with valid Commuter permits that move into campus housing must return their Commuter permit and sticker in exchange for a Resident permit, if eligible based on campus and credits earned.

Commuter Zone Change:
Commuter Students with valid permits that wish to change from one Zone to another may do so once a year; pending review of class schedule and space availability. Hangtag  must be returned to complete exchange.
*Exchange requests for Zone A (College Avenue Campus) will not be considered.

Night Commuter Exchange:
Students with valid Night Commuter permits may exchange to a Zone Commuter permit pending availability. Return hangtag and pay difference in cost. Students with valid Zone commuter permits can exchange to a Night commuter permit, hangtag must be returned, and a refund of difference can be requested.
*Exchange requests for Zone A (College Avenue Campus) will not be considered.

Parking Permit Registration

Online registrations require:

  • A Net ID - (It may take two business days for 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
  • Please note: Resident permits purchased online will be held at the Department of Transportation Services Office for pick-up with your valid student ID. Commuter permits purchased online will be mailed to your home address.
  • Allow three business days for processing

Start online student permit registration process here.

Mail registrations require:

  • Completed Student Vehicle Registration Form [PDF]
  • Check or money order payable to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Send to Public Safety Cashiering Office.

In person registrations:

  • At the Public Safety Cashiering Office.
  • 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 by loging into My Rutgers parking account or in person at The Department of Transportation services
  • If you have a temporary plate, please register the vehicle with the temporary plate number, and email when the permanent plates have been installed on the vehicle.
Permit Types

Commuter, Night Commuter, and Resident  parking permit registrations are to be purchased online.

Temporary and Reading Day parking permit registrations must be purchased via mail or in person.

Commuter Permit  All commuter permits must be purchased online.

  • A Commuter Permit is available to students not living in university housing
  • Cost for Deck Permit (Zone A & D) $340.00 annually.
  • Cost for a Surface Lot permit (Zone B, C, & L) $165.00 annually; $110.00 8 month after January 1. (Price includes State Sales Tax)
  • A half-year permit is not issued during the Fall Semester

Night Commuter Permit

 •  Cost $165.00 annually; $110.00 8 month after January 1. (Price includes State Sales Tax)
 •  Permit will expire August 31st
 •  A half-year permit is not issued during the Fall Semester 

Resident Permit

  • A Resident Permit is available to all students living in university housing
  • Cost $250.00 annually.
  • A half-year permit is not issued during the Fall Semester

Family Housing Stickers- Student Spouses

  • All resident students, including TA/GA’s, living in family housing must purchase a Rutgers 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 will be issued a Housing Parking Sticker for an additional fee of $100.00.
  • The Housing Sticker will be valid for the same time period as the Rutgers Permit, and both permits must be renewed on an academic year basis.
  • These stickers can be purchased in the Public Safety Cashier’s area, once the TA/GA or graduate student living in housing has purchased their regular Rutgers permit.

Temporary Permit

  • A Temporary 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 Permits will be issued per semester
  • Valid for 1 to 5 days
  • Cost $5.00 per day

Reading Day Permit

  • A Reading Day 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
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.

If approved $30.00 in addition to permit fee.

Additional Parking for Medical Needs

This form must be completed fully and submitted by the student requesting additonal parking. This form is only required if the student does not have a valid state issued permanent or temporary hanicap placard. Also, this form is for students who cannot utlitize the campus bus system due to their permanent  or temporary condition

Requests for medical reasons must be submitted with the Certiifcation of Medical Needs Form completed and signed by a physican. If the form from the physican 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.