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Permit Information

All University parking facilities, except metered spaces, are regulated by a permit system. To utilize these parking lots, you must have your vehicle registered with the University Police Department. These lots are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Permits are valid from Aug. 1 to July 31. It is the permit holder's responsibility to know the expiration date and renew as necessary.

Permit Display

The easiest way to avoid a parking citation is to properly display your permit. Do not:

  • Use tape to secure permit to window. The permit is a sticker and will adhere to the window on its own.
  • Leave your permit lying on the seat, dash, or the back window of the car.

Affixed permits must match the vehicle registration. The permit must be placed on the back window, lower left-hand corner. If you have a convertible top, you may place the permit on the lower left corner of the windshield. Motorcycle permits must be displayed on the windshield, if applicable, or the front fork.

Student Permit ~ Show Information

2013-2014 Student Permits are available for purchase beginning Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Vehicle registration must be completed by Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

The following permits are available for purchase:

  • I Permit - $75. This allows parking in a new lot located across from the canal near the intramural fields. It's considered long-term parking for students who do not use their car on a regular basis. At this time, an I permit is restricted to students living in Ross, Schwitzer, and Resco.
  • B, HV, UT, CTS Permits - $200. A "B" permit allows parking on the main campus around Ross, Schwitzer, and Resco. An HV, UT, or CTS permit allows parking at the Apartment Village, University Terrace, or Christian Theological Seminary. Please note that a UT or CTS permit is a flex permit that allows you use of the Hinkle lot and Commuter (C permit) spaces. Overnight parking will be prohibited in the Hinkle lot and C permit spaces at all times.
  • G Permit - $200. This allows parking around the Greek houses and in "G" University spaces.
  • C Permit - $95. This allows parking in commuter spaces located in the Irwin and Hinkle parking lots, and along Sunset Avenue and 49th Street, for part-time or full-time students who do not live on the Butler campus.

The cost of your permit will be charged to your student account. Additional costs to be aware of include:

  • Second vehicle permit: $95.
  • Motorcycle permit: $35.
  • Permit replacement cost: $95 (or $5 with the old decal or a portion of it).

You will need the following information in order to purchase a permit:

  • Year of vehicle.
  • Color of vehicle.
  • Make of vehicle.
  • Model of vehicle.
  • License plate number.

Permits will be mailed to your campus address within 7-10 days of the Office of Vehicle Registration receiving your request. If for some reason you do not receive your permit in that time frame, you may stop in at the Office of Vehicle Registration, or call (317) 940-9243.

If you live on 44th Street you will need a City of Indianapolis-issued permit. This permit can be obtained from the Department of Code Enforcement located at 1200 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Please review this document detailing what you need to bring with you to obtain a permit, and for the permit application.

Student Permit Eligibility

For the purpose of assigning parking permits, a student is an individual enrolled in one or more credit hour(s) and is not appointed as a faculty, staff, or affiliate. A graduate assistant is defined as a student and will be required to purchase the appropriate permit.

Any eligible Butler University student, who expects to operate a motor vehicle on University property, including fraternity and sorority property, must register that vehicle the first day the automobile is driven on University property or prior to bringing a vehicle to campus. There is no grace period for registration of vehicles and acquisition of University permits.

A parking permit is an annual permit covering the period from Aug. 1 to July 31. These prices may increase annually.

The permit registrant is responsible for notifying the Office of Parking Services of any change of status (e.g., employee resigns and is admitted as a student) or of vehicle ownership or license plate within five (5) business days. Registrants are responsible for removing the University permit if their vehicle is sold or the registrant's affiliation with the University is ended.

All parking permits are issued by authority of the Office of Parking Services and remain the property of the Office of Parking Services. Theft and/or subsequent unauthorized use of a University parking permit is a criminal offense. Transfer of ownership of a permit is not permitted. Any other use, sale, or assignment is prohibited and cannot be recognized by Butler University. Permits for sale by means other than by the Office of Parking Services will be considered stolen and prosecuted as such. If the permit is used on someone else's vehicle, that vehicle will be subject to ticketing and towing for unauthorized use of the permit. Misuse of the permit may result in denial of parking privileges on campus.

Faculty/Staff Permits ~ Show Information

2013-2014 Faculty/Staff Permits are available for purchase beginning Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Vehicle registration must be completed by Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

The cost to purchase a permit is $95. This cost is automatically deducted from your paycheck. If you are a bi-weekly paid employee, you will have four deductions, each for $23.75 to cover the cost of the $95 permit. If you are a monthly paid employee, you will have two deductions of $47.50. Payroll deduction is voluntary. You may still choose to pay for your permit by cash or check. No credit cards are accepted at this time.

Additional costs to be aware of include:

  • Second vehicle permit: $95.
  • Motorcycle permit: $35.
  • Permit replacement cost: $95 (or $5 with the old permit or a portion of it).

You will need the following information in order to purchase a permit:

  • Year of vehicle.
  • Color of vehicle.
  • Make of vehicle.
  • Model of vehicle.
  • License plate number.

Permits will be mailed to your campus address within 7-10 days of the Office of Parking Services receiving your request. If for some reason you do not receive your permit in that time frame, you may stop in at the Office of Parking Services, or call (317) 940-9243.

Faculty/Staff Eligibility

For the purpose of issuing permits, the term employee is anyone who works for Butler University, both part-time and full-time, and affiliates. This does not include graduate assistants, research assistants, etc. They are considered students and will be issued a student permit.

Employees who work full-time on campus, but are not University employees (such as food service personnel, bookstore personnel, etc.) must also purchase a permit. These employees are eligible to receive an "A" permit or contractor status parking. These employees are eligible to receive an "A" permit. These employees are not eligible for payroll deduction and must purchase their permit with cash or check. No credit cards are accepted at this time.

ADA Hangtags ~ Show Information

If you have an ADA license plate, state disabled placard/hangtag, or an Indiana Disabled American Veterans license plate, you may request a University ADA hangtag. You will need to be the owner of the plate/placard/hangtag and the driver of said vehicle to do so. Proof of ownership and ADA status will need to be taken to the Office of Parking Services, located at 525 W. Hampton Drive. There is no additional fee for the ADA hangtag. With this hangtag you can park in any available ADA spot on campus. If there are no available spots, you then may utilize any A, B, or C lot. The ADA hangtag must be visible at all times or you could be subject to a citation. If the hangtag is determined to have been shared or abused, parking privileges may be revoked.

Butler University recognizes those who may need assistance. With that, the Office of Parking Services offers an ADA hangtag option to those individuals who have a state issued disabled license plate, state issued hangtag (not expired), or a Disabled American Veteran license plate.

Disability is defined as either permanently or temporarily, and includes:

  • An obvious physical disability that requires the use of a wheelchair, braces, walker, or crutches.
  • The permanent loss of the use of one or both legs.
  • Severely restricted mobility, as determined and certified by a physician due to a pulmonary or cardiovascular disability, an arthritic condition, or an orthopedic, or neurological impairment.

Examples of conditions which do not normally require special parking privileges are: anemia, hypoglycemia, menstrual difficulties, allergies, migraine headaches, diabetes, foot problems, hepatitis, mononucleosis, or arthritis (without complications).

Please note that these definitions and examples are intended as a guideline only. Consideration will be given to post-surgical applicants, pregnant women, as well as others as individual circumstances warrant. For assistance in determining eligibility, please contact the Office of Parking Services at (317) 940-9243

Cost of the ADA Tag

There is no additional fee for the ADA hangtag.

 

What about non-university employees working on campus? ~ Show Information

Employees who work full-time on campus, but are not university employees (such as food service personnel, bookstore personnel, etc.) must purchase a permit. These employees are eligible to receive a "D" permit. These employees are not eligible for payroll deduction and must purchase their decal with cash or check. No credit cards are accepted at this time. These permits will be available for a $25/annual fee.

Temporary/Guest Permits ~ Show Information

Visitor Eligibility

A visitor is someone who is not directly associated with Butler University. Admissions visitors may park in the designated spots in front of Robertson Hall.

Visitors will be permitted to utilize metered spots or the Clowes Memorial Hall visitor parking lot.

Visitors (other than Admissions visitors) may obtain a temporary/guest hangtag from the Office of Parking Services, located at 525 W. Hampton Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. There is a fee associated with this tag.

Contractor Eligibility

Proof of employment doing contractual business with the University will be required to obtain a permit. There is a fee for this tag.

You will be issued a temporary hangtag. Contractors will only be allowed to park in Facilities Management parking spaces or the parking lot behind the former Tau Kappa Epsilon house, 715 W. Hampton Drive. Any misuse of these hangtags will result in citations.

You will need to provide your name, address, phone number as well as your vehicle information (make, model, color, license plate year, and number). Temporary/Guest Hangtags can be purchased here:

Office of Parking Services
Department of Public Safety
525 W. Hampton Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: (317) 940-9243
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
After business hours-University Police Department dispatch center

The temporary/guest hangtag will expire on the day noted on the hangtag. If you plan to stay on campus longer that your hangtag allows, you must either purchase a new hangtag or utilize a metered parking spot. Changing the date on our temporary hangtag renders the tag fraudulent and will result in ticketing and possible towing.

Lost or Stolen Permits:

If your parking permit has become lost or stolen, you must request a replacement permit at the Office of Parking Services, located at 525 W. Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208. The replacement fee for a lost permit is $95 (or $5 with the old permit or a portion of it).

If the lost or stolen permit is recovered, it must be returned to the Office of Parking Services immediately. Use of a lost or stolen permit may result in a citation or impoundment of the vehicle.