​The office of Parking Operations exists to make sure traffic flows efficiently on our central Illinois campus and to provide adequate parking facilities for faculty, staff, students, and visitors.  All matters relating to parking, including vehicle registration, parking fees, signs regulating parking, and the enforcement of the vehicle and parking regulations are handled within this department.

Parking Permit

UIS Parking tags

All Students, Staff and Faculty must obtain a current Parking Hang Tag for their vehicle(s) when parked on University property.  University parking hang tags are valid for specific lots and/or a specific parking space. University parking hang tags are not valid in spaces with individual meters. Students, Staff and Faculty must not transfer, loan, duplicate, trade, nor sell their respective parking hang tag. ​

How to Apply for your Parking Tag

No person shall register a vehicle, or receive a parking Hang Tag for a vehicle, unless he/she completes the Parking Hang Tag Application form online. Once the online purchase is complete, the Hang Tag permit receipt and a photo ID must be presented to the Parking Operations Office, in order to receive the appropriate Hang Tag. No hang tags will be sold to individuals with “dealer” license plates.

Student parking hang tags for the 22/23 academic year will be available for purchase online after August 8, 2022

How to Receive Your Parking Hang Tag

Parking Operations will be available in August at specific campus locations on scheduled dates and times for students to pick up their parking hang tag. Make sure to utilize one of these event dates to pick up your parking hang tag.

Parking Hang Tag Distribution Dates

August 1511:00 am - 2:00 pmStudent Union Room 235
August 16 8:00 am - 2:00 pmTRAC - Athletic Facility
August 17 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmStudent Union Room 235
August 18 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmStudent Union Room 235
August 19 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmStudent Union Room 235
August 22 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmStudent Union Room 235
August 23 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pmStudent Union Room 235
August 24 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmStudent Union Room 235
August 25 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pmStudent Union Room 235
August 26 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmStudent Union Room 235
August 29 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pmStudent Union Room 235
August 30 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmStudent Union Room 235
August 31 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pmStudent Union Room 235
Student Union Room 235 is located in the upper level of the Student Union next to Starbucks

After the scheduled event dates in August, an individual must contact Parking Operations at (217) 206-8502 to schedule an appointment to pick up their parking hang tag.

How to Pay Your Parking Violation

ALL inquiries regarding the payment of parking tickets must be directed to the Parking Operation’s office. You may send an email to parking@uis.edu or contact the office at (217) 206-8502. Please make sure to leave a detailed message at this number should the office not be available to answer your call.

If a violation is not paid or appealed within 10 calendar days from the date of issuance, the violation will be processed as a debt owed to the university. Late fees and interest may apply.


Parking Maps

NEW Campus Parking Map (pdf)

NEW Visitor Parking Map (pdf)


More Information

NEW Motor Vehicle Regulations (pdf)

Faculty/Staff Permit Renewal (pdf)

FAQ’s (pdf)

NEW Options Explored for Parking Fees (pdf)


Hours of Operation

Please contact Parking Operations at (217) 206-8502 to schedule an appointment.

Contact Parking Operations

Office location: BSB 43 (near the campus’ Motor Pool and Health Clinic)

Phone: (217) 206-8502

Email: parking@uis.edu