Visit MyParking.msstate.edu to purchase student and staff permits.

Updated: Feb 7, 2022

Parking Permits

Students, staff and faculty can find annual permit and registration information below, ParkMobile daily permit and metered information can be found on the "Visitor Parking" tab.

Gold Star family members and Purple Heart recipients

Complimentary permits are available for students, faculty and staff who are Gold Star family members or Purple Heart recipients. Please contact the Parking & Transit Service's office for more information or if you have any questions.

Permit Registration

  1. Go to MyParking.msstate.edu and login using your netID. 
  2. Select the appropriate permit tab and the permit type for purchase.
  3. Follow the instructions and provide requested information to continue the registration process.

2023-2024 Permit Prices

Classification Full Year
Gated Faculty/Staff $500
Retired Gated Faculty/Staff $250
Parking Garage North $850
Regular Faculty/Staff $200
Retired Faculty/Staff $100
Vendors $550
Motorcycles $160 
Residential Students $250
Commuter Students $200
Graduate Assistants $200
Maroon Permits $150
Time Limited $25
Daily Permits $5

Prorated Permit Prices

Permit Eligibility 

Below are the permit categories and who qualifies for each category. For detailed information of which zones these permits are valid, please visit the "Permit Zone" portion of our website.

Maroon Permit

Any commuter student or staff may purchase a permit for the Maroon Zone. These permits are 75% of the cost of a staff and commuter permit.

Parking Garage North 

The North Parking permits are available to staff, faculty and students, excluding Residential South and Commuter CVM students.

Commuter Permit

Any student who does not reside in residence hall or on-campus Greek house may purchase a Commuter permit. Any student who is classified as an off-campus freshman or transfer student at the beginning of a semester and who commutes to the campus will be required to purchase a Commuter North permit.

Graduate Assistant Permit

Graduate Assistant (GA) permits are available to all graduate students on paid assistantships with the University. Veterans in graduate school who are performing official work duties for the university while using their Veteran benefits also qualify for a GA permit. GA permits can now be purchased online at myparking.msstate.edu if the Graduate Assistant has completed the required paperwork with their home department, is registered for classes and their classification is updated in the system. If you experience issues, please contact our department at parkingservices@parkingtransit.msstate.edu for assistance.

Greek Permit

Any student who resides in an on-campus Greek house may purchase a Greek permit. A limited number of Greek permits are also made available to each Greek organization to be purchased by selected members who do not live in the on-campus house.

Motorcycle Permit

Any student or staff may purchase a Motorcycle permit.

Resident Permit

Any student who resides in a residence hall on the university campus may purchase a Resident permit.

Staff Permit

Any benefits eligible university employee, any employee of any State or Federal Agency located on campus, or any fulltime, non-registered student or individual who is an employee of a contracted business or those granted affiliate status by the university located on the university campus may purchase a Staff permit.

Vendor Permit

Any non-MSU organization conducting official business on campus may purchase a Vendor permit.

Visitor Permit

Any individual, other than a staff member or student, may purchase a Visitor permit.

Commuter Waitlist

Commuters will have the option to add themselves to the new commuter waitlist. If you do not receive the zone of your choice 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.

The commuter waitlist is awarded on a first come first serve basis.

Designated Motorcycle Parking

Motorcycles must have a valid MSU permit. We offer designated motorcycle parking spaces that are strategically placed throughout the campus. Motorcycles are not allowed to park at bicycle racks. Motorcycles may park in designated motorcycle parking areas, or any valid parking space within your student or staff zone and must obey all state laws. Registration of your motorcycle permits must be completed in person at the Parking & Transit Services office, located in the Roberts Building. Only staff with valid MSU gated permits can park motorcycles in gated lots.