Contractors who need to park on campus may choose to use visitor parking facilities or purchase a special permit. These permits are not available to purchase online.

Contractors are responsible to comply with university parking policies.

Construction permits

These permits are only sold to the employees of construction firms who have been approved by Capital Planning and Facilities. Contact the team leader of your project for additional information.

All individuals visiting a construction site in a company or private vehicle are required to have a construction permit to park on campus. These permits are valid annually from September through August.

Contractors who choose not to purchase a construction permit must use metered parking or a pay parking facility, or purchase a visitor parking permit. Representatives of construction companies conducting personal business with IU employees or students are not eligible for a construction permit.

Contact our office for current permit zone options, pricing information, and parking locations. We accept cash, check, or credit card (American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, or Visa). Company employees may also request that the permit be billed to the company (and must provide authorization).

These permits may be purchased in person either in an individual’s or a company’s name at the Parking Operations office in the Henderson parking garage, or by emailing Parking Operations at If a permit is purchased in an individual’s name, you’ll be asked to provide your vehicle license plate number, car description, and company name and address.

If a permit is ordered by email, we’ll mail it via USPS or campus mail, or hold it for in-person pick-up at our office.