Parking Rules

Parking & Registration

Vehicles may be registered at the Campus Safety Office (located in the Plant Operations building) 24/7. If you wish to register outside of normal office hours (8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.), simply call 847-622-9999 and we will return to the office to assist you.

*All new vehicles brought on campus must be registered.*

  • Procedure : Every motor vehicle parked or driven on campus must be registered. A valid driver's license and proof of insurance must be presented during registration. Failure to register your vehicle could result in your car being immobilized with a "boot" until registered with Campus Safety ($50 immobilization fee applies). If an immobilized vehicle is not registered within 14 days of being immobilized, the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense by Pete's A Towing.
  • Fee : Per Semester - $60 for cars, $20 for motorcycles
    *All registration and parking violation fees are charged directly to your student account. Non-trad student parking fees are included in program costs.
    *Your vehicle must be registered within one week of arriving on campus*
  • Permit Stickers : Must be displayed in lower corner of the driver's side rear window.
    Permit sticker colors indicate lot assignments.
  • Open Lots : The Fitness Center back lot is open 24/7 to all permits and so is the Lindner Tower South lot and Creekside South lot (accessible from Jerusha Road via Rt. 31).
    Commuter Lots - Commuter lots are reserved for commuter permits between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.weekdays. Other permits may use these lots outside of these hours and on weekends.
  • Staff : Staff lots are reserved for staff and faculty permits between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Other permits may use these lots outside of these hours and on weekends.
  • Closed : Roadways, driveways, landscaped islands, grass areas, walkways, and specifically marked parking spaces.
  • Visitors : Reserved for off-campus visitors on weekdays between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Open to other permit-holders on evenings and weekends.
  • Carpool: Carpool parking spaces near the H.A.W.A.C. building are open for any permit-holder, but there is a 12 hour maximum time limit for vehicles parked in these spaces. This 12 hour limit will be enforced once new signs are posted.
  • 10 and 15 Minute spaces : Loading zones or short visits. The 10 minute parking spaces at the Lindner Commons are intended for students wishing to check their mail or visit the campus bookstore. These spaces are not intended for diners at the cafeteria.
  • Dormitory Resident Parking : Ohio Hall, Wilson Hall, and Volkman Hall have designated parking areas reserved for their residents. These parking lots are open to other permit-holders on weekends starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening until 5:00 p.m. Sunday evening.



  • Tickets 1-4 $25 fine per violation
  • Ticket 5 $50 fine
  • Tickets 6+ $50 fine or vehicle is towed by Pete's-A-Towing at cost to vehicle owner, possible revocation of campus parking privileges

Moving Violations

Drivers on campus are expected to operate their vehicles in a safe and legal manner in accordance with the Illinois Vehicle Code. Drivers are expected to obey campus stop and yield signs, exercise caution near pedestrian crossing areas, obey the 15 mph campus speed limit, not drive on the wrong side of the road, not drive on campus grassy areas or sidewalks or foot bridges, and in general demonstrate concern for the safety of themselves and others when operating their vehicles. Drivers who are witnessed by Campus Safety operating their vehicle in a reckless or unsafe manner may be subject to a $25 fine as well as possible revocation of campus parking privileges.

Citation Appeals

Citation appeals must be made within the same semester of receiving the violation, and must be made using an official appeal form.
Appeals will be collected by Campus Safety and will be brought before a parking appeal committee once per month. This committee's membership consists of representation from Campus Safety, Student Development, faculty, and the student body. The committee's decision regarding appeals will be considered final.

You can download the PDF Document version and you can also appeal using an online form. Copies of the appeal form are also in the Campus Safety Office.

There is no charge to appeal a parking violation. No appeal can be made on a citation after the semester has ended.

If you have a parking-related question please send an email to