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Parking Permits

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. Faculty, staff, students, and affiliates who park in a metered space must have their car registered.

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.

Permit Types

Student Permits

Student Parking Permit Options

The cost of your permit will be charged to your student account.

Type of Permit Cost Description
I Permit $108 Allows parking in the I Lot located across the canal near the intramural fields. A lower-cost option for students, this lot is an ideal parking location if you intend to only use your vehicle occasionally, and Dawg Ride is available to transport you to and from the I Lot during certain hours.
B, AV, T (UT, CTS, BT) Permits $244

B permits allow parking in resident, B-designated spaces adjacent to Schwitzer and Ross. HV permit-holders must park in Apartment Village (HV-designated) areas. The T permit allows parking at University Terrace, Butler Terrace, or Christian Theological Seminary. The T permit is a flex permit, allowing you to also use the Hinkle lot.

Please note that there are a limited number of B permits available for purchase. These permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this supply is exhausted, those living in residence halls will need to purchase an I-Lot permit.

 

C Permit (Entire Academic Year)*
 

$135 Allows parking in commuter-designated spaces, which includes the Sunset Avenue Garage.

C Permit (Summer Semester Only)*
 

$49

Allows parking in commuter-designated spaces, which includes the Sunset Avenue Garage.

     

* Commuter students with a valid parking decal may also park in the parking garage, free of the hourly fee, by using their student identification card.

Additional Costs
  • Second Permit: Same price as 1st decal unless they bring in old decal
    Students will not be permitted to purchase more than one parking permit.
  • Motorcycle permit: $49
  • Permit replacement cost: The old permit, or a portion of it, must be presented in order to receive the reduced cost of $5. Otherwise it will be considered a second vehicle permit.
Information Needed to Purchase a Permit
  • Year of vehicle
  • Color of vehicle
  • Make of vehicle
  • Model of vehicle
  • License plate number
Additional Information

B permit holders must pick up their permits at the Parking Services Office and sign for it. Parking permits will be mailed to I permit holder's campus address. If you are living off campus, your permit will be mailed to you. 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

New this year (2015-2016) for faculty and staff:

  • Access to the new parking garage free of the hourly fee in addition to all surface A Lots with an A Permit. 
  • A garage-only permit (see table below): Vehicles with a garage-only permit are not permitted to park on surface lots or authorized streets. The permit holder is subject to the daily rate of the garage. This permit option is great for faculty and staff who commute to campus by bicycle and only need to bring a vehicle to campus on rare occasions.
  • Vehicle registration for the entire year or by semester (fall, spring, or summer).

2015-2016 Faculty/Staff Permit Rates

Type of Permit Cost
Year Permit $132
Fall Semester Permit

$74

Garage Only Permit* $5 (Subject to the daily rate of the garage)

*By a 1989 agreement with the City of Indianapolis all faculty/staff parking on campus must have a valid sticker permit displayed on their vehicle.

Additional Costs
  • Second vehicle permit: $132 or $74 dependent upon type of permit requested.
    Faculty and staff are prohibited from purchasing a second permit to provide to an enrolled student.
  • Motorcycle permit: $49
  • Replacement permit: The old permit, or a portion of it, must be presented in order to receive the reduced cost of $5. Otherwise it is considered a second vehicle permit.
Information Needed to Purchase a Permit
  • Year of vehicle
  • Color of vehicle
  • Make of vehicle
  • Model of vehicle
  • License plate number
Additional Information

Permits will be mailed to campus departments or mailed to home addresses when they are available. The permit is valid until the date listed on the permit. 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.

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, student interns, 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 not eligible for payroll deduction and must purchase their permit with cash, check or credit.

ADA Hangtags

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 4702 Sunset Drive, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46208. 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.

Non-University Employees Working on Campus

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 hangtag. These employees are not eligible for payroll deduction and must purchase their decal with cash, check or credit. These permits will be available for a $35/annual fee.

Temporary/Guest Permits

Butler offers Temporary Parking Passes to qualified individuals. Learn more on the Temporary Parking Passes page.

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 4702 Sunset Drive, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46208. The replacement fee for a lost permit is the price of the first permit (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.