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Visitor Parking

Visitors to the University can park in Lot 48 between the hours of 8:00am-2:00am on the Busch Campus across from the Visitors Center or Lot 808 near the Ag Museum on Cook Campus at no cost.  Visitors are defined by the University as persons not affiliated with Rutgers University. Use of this lot by any current student will result in one or more citations. If a visitor would like to park in other areas of the University they must purchase a permit from the Department of Transportation Services between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday for the cost of $5.00 a day.

Visitors may park in the Yellow or Green Lot on the Livingston Campus during the weekends between Friday 5:00pm till Monday morning at 6am without a permit.

** Game day parking will apply during Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball games.

Purchase your visitor permit online by clicking here.

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

For any Emergency Dial

From a University Phone
Obtain an outside line Dial

Alternate Non-Emergency
Public Safety Numbers

Rutgers Police
(848) 932 -7111
or 2-7111 from any Campus Phone

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Student Visitor Permit

A Student Visitor Permit is required for anyone visiting a student that needs to park in university parking areas for ANY length of time.

  • Must be obtained PRIOR to parking in a university parking area at the following locations and times:
  • Weekdays between 8:30am and 5:00pm - Department of Transportation services office at 55 Commercial Ave, New Brunswick, NJ Public Safety Building.
    Cost is $5.00 per day

University Department One Day Visitor Permits (Scratch Off)

• Issued to University departments to provide parking to visitors on a one day basis only.
• Parking is allowed with a scratch-off in any common faculty/staff lot. The Department will list the lot number on the permit.
• One day scratch off permits are not valid on College Ave campus Monday through Friday before 5:00PM.
• Permits are invalid if not dated.
• Lot, plate and department # must be indicated.
• This permit is for use by visitors only (persons not affiliated with Rutgers University).
• Use of this permit by students, faculty or staff will result in a $100.00 citation for fraudulent use of permit.

Click here for a One Day Permit order form and email the form to

Non-Affiliate Permit
  • Issued to persons whose business is authorized to serve Rutgers such as Student Center vendors, Rutgers Bookstore employees, Campus Ministries that have been sanctioned by the Vice President of Student Affairs, persons who have been hired by departments as consultants, persons who are assisting Rutgers with research, volunteers providing a service to a department, ROTC staff members, persons who are providing a direct service to the University, such as the RU Federal Credit Union etc.
  • These permits run on a calendar year basis.
  • The cost of the permit is $187.25 annually, or $96.30 per half year; which includes 7% state sales tax.
Service Permit
  • Issued to service contractors/vendors providing a service for the university, who are not affiliated with the university.
  • A letter from the hiring department and/or a business card is necessary to register the vehicle.
  • Cost $75.00 (subject to 7% sales tax)
Metered Spaces (Very Limited)

Metered spaces are provided for the convenience of visitors to the university and in certain designated areas for short-term parking intended for official university business. To report a Malfunctioning meter please download the Malfunctioning Meter Report Form and submit it by email to