The Parking 411 - Service Vehicle


  • Enforcement Hours
    • Monday Thursday: 7am to 6:30pm
    • Friday: 7am-5pm
    • Weekends: Only specially marked spaces and overnight parking in non-residential lots are enforced
    • Non-residential lots are enforced overnight every night between 3am and 7am
  • Meters - Costs: 25 cents for the first half hour/25 cents for each additional 12 minutes
    • Housing Meters - 30 minute limit
    • Other meters - 4 hour limit
    • Failed or Out of Order meters are a No-Park zone
  • Visitors
    • Visitors must have a permit. Please make sure you are making accommodations for your visitors prior to coming to GVSU. Please visit FACULTY/STAFF PERMIT REQUESTS to secure an electronic permit for your guest.
    • Guests may also stop in to Public Safety (Allendale) or Pew Security (Pew Campus) the day of the visit.
  • Carpool, Alternative Fuel, Hybrid Parking, Reserved and Housing Spaces
    • Require a special GVSU permit to park in these areas. Please call 616-331-3255 for details.
    • Please refer to the Faculty/Staff 411 for specifics.
  • Handicapped Parking
    • A valid handicapped permit and a GVSU permit are required to park in Handicapped spaces on GVSUs campus.
    • If no Handicapped spaces are available, Handicapped permit holders may also park at any meter (payment not required) or in reserved faculty/staff areas.
  • Motorcycles
    • Motorcycles do not require a parking permit. Motorcycles may park on the yellow hash marks at the end of parking rows. Motorcycles are NOT allowed to park in the blue Handicapped hash marks.
  • Overnight parking
    • Overnight parking is limited to Residential lots. Vehicles are NOT allowed to park overnight in Commuter or Faculty/Staff lots. A RESIDENTIAL permit is required.
    • If your vehicle breaks down and cannot be moved overnight, the Police Department or Pew Security must be notified.
  • Temporary Permits
    • Temporary no cost permits are available daily to Faculty and Staff with photo ID and license plate number (some restrictions do apply to those with outstanding citation balances).
  • Permit Placement
    • Place your parking permit decal on the lower left side of your vehicle windshield. You may receive a citation if it is not in the proper location.
    • Place your temporary permit on the driver's side dashboard to the left of the steering wheel. Permit dates must be visible from outside the vehicle for the permit to be valid.
  • Transferring Permits
    • Parking permits are transferrable between vehicles. The person registered is responsible for all citations incurred while the permit is displayed on a vehicle.
    • Faculty and Staff are limited to one permit decal without exception, and additional permits are NOT available for purchase.

Faculty/Staff - Service Vehicle

In what lots may I park?

On the Allendale Campus:

  • Any Service Vehicle Location for 15 minutes only. These spaces are designed for loading and unloading only. Violators will be cited!

    • (Meters if a Service Vehicle spot is not available)
    • Lot C and Lot C West
    • Lot D
    • Lot E (Behind the Fieldhouse)
    • Lot G
    • Lot H
    • Lot K (Lot K-East offline 5/1-6/31)
    • Lot M
    • Lot N
    • Lot O

On the Pew Campus

  • Any Service Vehicle Location for 15 minutes only. These spaces are designed for loading and unloading only. Violators will be cited!

    • (Meters if a Service Vehicle spot is not available)
    • DeVos Lot (West of DeVos Center)
    • Mt. Vernon Lot
    • Seward Flat Lot (Across from DeVos Lot)
    • Eberhard Lot (West of Eberhard Center)
    • CHS Lot (Lower level of the building)
    • Lafayette Lot (Half of a block south of CHS on Lafayette St)
    • Winter Lot
    • Watson Lot (Not the Pew Residential section)
    • Front Lot

Where am I not allowed to park?

  • Any Specially Signed Spaces or Areas
  • Service Vehicle spaces for more than 15 minutes.

IMPORTANT! Unauthorized or improper use of this permit may result in employee disciplinary action. Fraudulent use of this permit will result in its confiscation, and may result in criminal penalties. Fraudulently obtaining goods or services is a crime punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of not more than $2,000.