Parking & Transportation

Parking at Public Safety

Changes for Students 

  • Commuter Students
    • K Lot permits are not available for purchase at this time. 
    • AA Lot, C Lot, and additional N Lot and Ramp permits have been made available. 
    • Reminder: All current St. Cloud State parking permits are valid in all lots after 3 p.m. and on weekends, except pay lots, resident lots, and individually signed parking spaces.
  • Resident Students
    • K Overnight parking permits have been discontinued.
    • Stateview lot no longer has assigned parking spaces.
    • The A Lots (A1, A2, and A3) are sold individually.  If you purchase a parking permit for A2 Lot, you will be required to park in A2 lot.  
    • A1 Lot continues to be reserved for Stearns Hall residents only.
    • A portion of V Lot permits have been designated for Shoemaker resident overnight parking, in addition to E Lot.  

Changes for Employees

  • Permits must be renewed by June 30.
  • Payroll deduction will be spread over 26 pay periods.  
  • Permits paid via payroll deduction will be automatically renewed and mailed annually. 

All parking permits must be purchased online and will be mailed to the mailing address in your parking account. 

Temporary Parking Changes - Effective Nov. 16-June 30, 2021.

Effective Monday, Nov. 16 the following changes will go into effect:

  • Free Early/Late Night Parking – Beginning 5:30-7:30 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m.-midnight within any surface lot with the exception of pay lots, for permit and non-permit holders. Larger events on campus will be evaluated for parking fee responsibility.
  • Open Surface Lots - All surface lots (with the exception of pay lots) for valid St. Cloud State permit holders only will become open on a first come first serve basis. For example: An A-Lot permit holder can park within B-Lot.
  • Reserved Lots - Lots D, J, L, O-Lane,P and R will remain reserved for designated permit holders only.
  • 4th Avenue Parking Ramp – Remains available to all ramp permit holders and guests.
  • Pay Lots/Meters – Remain available for any guests paying hourly parking ($0.75/half hour or $1.50/hour). Permit holders cannot park within a Pay Lot.

There will be specific signage for any lots designated as a Reserved Lot at each entrance. The Public Safety Center will be contacting individuals who are next in line on the waiting list for a reserved lot. Each individual contacted will get a chance to determine if they would like to exchange their current parking permit to one of the reserved surface lots. 


  • 4th Avenue Parking Ramp Permits

    Did you know there are parking permits available for the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp?  In fact, more permits for the ramp will be sold this year than ever before!  The 4th Avenue Parking Ramp provides a safe, clean, well lit parking environment that is out of the harsh Minnesota weather.  

  • Purchase a Permit

    Permits are available by year or by semester, for students and employees and for all day or evenings only.