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3 College Junior

Parking: The permit costs at my school are somewhat expensive. There is a high amount of traffic near the area of the school in which it makes it hard to manage time wisely. Parking spaces are okay.

3 College Student

Parking: I don't drive but I think it's ridiculous to drive in college. The cost grossly outweighs the benefits so there's not much I can say about the parking.

1 College Freshman

Parking: The parking permit costs around $900 so its very difficult to find any parking that's cheap.

2 College Junior

Parking: It's extremely expensive to park anywhere near campus. I usually tend to park next to the farmer ed building and pay ten bucks a day to park but the lot fills up fast.

3 College Senior

Parking: At beginning of educational experience I did not have a difficult time finding parking, presently no car, still no difficult time finding parking.


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Why invest in a gym membership when you can purchase a parking pass and get the same benefits from it without having to pay high monthly gym fees? That's the benefit you get from ASU parking. Parking and Transit Service (PTS) has been kind enough to bank $550 from you so that you can get yourself into shape over the year. And if that wasn't enough, PTS likes to grace us with their appearance randomly during the day to make sure we get some kind of parking ticket. There's more than 20 ways you can get cited for parking incorrectly on campus. These parking tickets come with a hefty fine, and you'd better fork up the cash, or they'll find you and nail you with another fine.

You'd think that, with the high dollar you pay for parking, your spot would be pretty sweet or something. On the contrary, your car is miles away from where you are on campus, so make sure to head down to school a good half hour before class starts or you're going to be rolling in late. As for the freshmen who park in the the covered parking structures just outside of classes, enjoy the glory days while they last. Next year, you'll join the rest of the student body out in Lot 59, where they have to fight each other for a decent spot. If you're looking to get fit, waste money, but need parking, then look no further than to ASU's PTS so they can hook you up.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Apache Boulevard Structure, ASU Fulton Center Structure, Brickyard, Chase Garage at Centerpoint, Disabled Parking Structures, Lot 3, Lot 16, Lot 58, Lot 59, Lot 59E, Lot 59N, Lot 72, Motorcycle Parking, Packard Drive South Structure, Rural Road Structure, Stadium Structure, Tenth Street Structure, and Tyler Street Structure
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Freshman are allowed to park their vehicles in any of the same parking structures as upperclassmen.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$280-$780 per year
Common Parking Tickets
  • Failure to pay exit fee: $15
  • Failure to register vehicle with PTS: $20
  • Improper display or failure to display permit: $20
  • Non-designated area: $25
  • Outside stall lines: $25
  • Expired meter in a pay lot: $25-$50
  • Malfunctioning meter: $25-$50
  • Obstructing access: $30
  • Invalid permit for location: $30-$50
  • Loading zone violation: $30-$100
  • No carpool permit: $30-$100
  • Non-compliance: $50
  • No permit: $50-$100
  • ASU service vehicle stall: $100-$250
  • Campus mall violation: $100-$250
  • Emergency lane violation: $100-$250
  • Reserved stall: $100-$250
  • Restricted lot or area: $100-$250
  • Student health parking violation: $150
  • Handicapped/ADA violation: $300
  • Lost, stolen, or altered permit: $300-$500
  • Tailgating upon entry/exit: $300-$500
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Decals are sold by parking structure, so depending on which structure you are able to get a decal for, you are guaranteed a spot in that lot.
  • If you have your pick of lots to get a permit for, the best ones are structures 1, 2, 3, and 4.
  • If you don't have a decal, the best place to find a spot is in the visitor parking (PS-1 visitor, or Lot 42, but it costs $1 an hour and also fills up quick).
  • Parking is free anywhere after 7 p.m. (except meters) and after 4 p.m. if you have a Lot 59 decal.
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • If you don't have a permit, good luck finding a spot in any of the metered spots, like by the bookstore or by the music building.
  • Visitor parking can be bad in the late morning and early afternoon.
  • Avoid parking anywhere outside Manzanita Hall and P.V. Lawn.
Getting a Parking Permit
Since off-campus living is common parking is in high demand. Many parking structures populate ASU, and they are priced individually by lot and by convenience. Lot 59 is the cheapest but furthest from campus. Be prepared to put up a fight for parking. Applying for a parking permit is really simple and can be done using your MyASU account online. If you choose not to purchase your parking permit online, you can purchase the parking spot in the designated location of your choice via Parking and Transit Services.
Parking Services
ASU Parking & Transit Services
University Towers, Suite 105
(480) 965-6124
Did You Know?
If you accumulate three outstanding tickets or $100 of outstanding tickets, you will most likely get the boot upon your next ticket. The worst part about it is that the boot is only temporary. They put the lock on your wheel so you can't move your car while they are calling the tow truck. They'll then proceed to come and drag your car to the tow lot, where you'll have to pay over $100 to get it back, plus the cost of all your accumulated tickets! Pay your tickets on time, and you will be fine.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 658 responses

  • 5% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 14% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 8% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 28% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 27% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 18% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 660 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost
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