Parking Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do if I sold my car?
You will need to contact our office so we can unlink and remove the vehicle from your parking account.
What do I do if my vehicle breaks down in an illegal parking area?
Contact Parking & Transit Services at 325-2661 to avoid citations. After hours, contact MSU Police Department at 325-2121.
Can I appeal a citation?
If you feel you have received a citation that you did not deserve, you can appeal your citation online.
What do I do if I am visiting campus?
Visitor permits are required of all who visit campus unless metered or timed parking is used. A visitor permit may be obtained by coming to our office located at the Roberts Building or Welcome Center, or by purchasing a visitor (3045) permit on the ParkMobile App.
Does any vehicle on campus require a parking permit?
Yes, all vehicles parked on MSU campus must have an active MSU permit properly registered. This includes students, staff, visitors, vendors, rental and temporary vehicles.
How do I get a parking permit for my vehicle?
Annual permits can be registered for online at myparking.msstate.edu. A visitor permit may be obtained by coming to our office located at the Roberts Building or Welcome Center, or by purchasing a visitor (3045) permit on the ParkMobile App.
Where do commuter students park?
Commuter students must park in their correct zones between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Signs are located near the entrance of each parking zone. After 3:00 PM, commuters, excluding maroon permits, are allowed to park in any commuter zone. After 6:00 PM, students can park in staff but must be back in their zone by 7:00 AM.
Where do resident students park?
Resident students must park in their correct zones between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Signs are located near the entrance of each parking zone. After 6:00 PM, students can park in staff but must be back in their zone by 7:00 AM.
What happens if someone else drives my vehicle and receives a citation?
You are responsible for any citations issued to the vehicle.
Can I back into a parking space?
Your license plate must be visible from the drive aisle. For those that wish to continue to park in a space with their vehicle front facing the drive aisle, we now offer custom MSU license plates that can be displayed on the front of your vehicle and linked to your annual permit. These plates can be purchased in our office at the Roberts Building for $30.
Can my motorcycle be my second vehicle?
Yes, your motorcycle can be added to your digital permit as your second vehicle but both vehicles cannot be on campus at the same time.
What do I do with my permit if I am no longer employed with the University?
You will need to contact Parking and Transit Services when you depart from the University so we can stop accruing charges. If your permit is payroll deduct, you will continue to be charged even though you are no longer with the University.
How does the commuter waitlist work?
The commuter waitlist is awarded on a first come first serve basis. You can add yourself to the commuter waitlist through the parking portal at myparking.msstate.edu.
This can be done by selecting "Add/Edit Waitlist" located at the top of the parking portal page as well as below "Get Permit" at the bottom of the parking portal page. The commuter can choose and rank their top 3 zones to be added to the waitlist. If you are awarded one of your waitlist choices, you will receive an email with the zone you are awarded. You will have 3 business days to come in to our office at the Roberts Building with your award letter to switch your permitted zone. After 3 business days, you will be removed from the commuter waitlist and will have to re-add yourself.
If you are awarded your first choice, you will come off the waitlist for your second and third choice. If you are awarded your second choice, you will come off your third choice and remain on your first choice. If you are awarded your third choice, you will remain on your first and second choice.
If I am a Co-Op student, when do I purchase my permit?
If you are a Fall Co-Op student, you can contact the Parking and Transit Services office with your Co-Op documentation in the Spring and purchase your prorated digital permit.