Extended Office Hours

Thursday, August 25-7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Monday, August 29-7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 30-7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Fall 2022 Permit Sales

Due to the high demand for parking, permits for most preferred lots near the core of campus sell out quickly.  However, there are always permits available.  If your first or second choice is not available we still recommend that you purchase a permit from one of the other available permit choices.  This may be limited to the “Summit East” or “Allerton Sports Complex” parking lots for commuters, or the “Stadium” parking lot for residence hall students.   Parking Services monitors the usage of the lots closely the first month of the semester so that we can get more students into the lot of their choice. 

Waitlists - If the permit that you want to purchase is sold out, you may be given the option to join a waitlist for the permit. Waitlists are only offered for select permits.  If you already purchased a permit you will be required to exchange the permit if the waitlisted permit becomes available to you.  Joining a waitlist does not guarantee that you will be able to purchase the permit you wanted, however it does put you in a queue should the permit become available.  Parking Services will begin awarding from the waitlist as soon as space becomes available, usually starting within the first two weeks of the start of the semester. You will be notified through your Kent State email account with the details and deadline for purchasing or exchanging your permit if a permit from the waitlist becomes available.   

Other options:

Local churches – Many of the local churches sell parking permits for their lots (see list below).

United Church of Christ (next to Center for Performing Arts)

1400 E. Main St.



United Methodist Church (across from Rockne’s)

1435 E. Main St.

330-673-5879 ext. 10


Hours of Operation

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Motorist's Assistance

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


For after-hours and weekend motorist assistance, contact the Kent State University Police Department at 330-672-2212. 

The hours of operation may vary during summer and breaks.

Additional Resources

PARTA Bus Service
Motorist's Assistance
Pay Ticket Online

Mission Statement

Kent State University Parking and Transit Services strives to provide safe and well-maintained parking facilities in addition to efficient and dependable transit services for the Kent campus community. This is accomplished through the fostering of an effective and reliable delivery of service for campus parking and transit needs in support of Kent State University's mission.

In addition to overseeing the operation of over 12,000 parking spaces on the Kent Campus, Parking and Transit Services provides a broad range of related services including online parking permit sales, online citation payments and appeals, special event parking, visitor parking, parking lot enforcement, a motorist assistance program, parking lot maintenance and snow removal, and 24-hour security at Dix Stadium.