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All students, not living in campus housing, are defined as Commuter Students. Commuter Students are eligible for two types of permits, a Commuter Standard Permit and a Commuter Premium Permit. Additional information on both Permits is below. 


: Free

VALID DATES: August 15, 2022 – August 15, 2023


REGISTRATION: Online registration is now open.*
In order to register, you will need:
1. Stony Brook ID #
2. Date of birth
3. Vehicle information: make, model, color and license plate information (if registering in-person, please also bring your vehicle registration)
*If you are currently a Commuter Premium Permit holder, and wish to have a Commuter Standard Permit for the Spring semester, please wait until after December 31st, and then you may order the Commuter Standard Permit online

GETTING YOUR PERMIT (HANG TAG): You may choose to pick up your hang tag at the Parking Services Counter or have it mailed to your home address. 

DISPLAYING YOUR HANG TAG: Place your hang tag on your rearview mirror, facing outward, whenever you park on campus. 

PARKING AND GETTING TO CAMPUS: The Commuter Standard Permit allows you to park in Lot 40 on Campus. From this lot, you can walk to campus via a pedestrian walkway, ride your bike, use our SBU Transit System, or use the Wolf Ride Bike Share program


: $112.50/Semester - charged to your student bill 

VALID DATES: Sold on a semester-by-semester basis
Spring: January 1 - May 20
Summer: May 21 - August 15
Fall 2023: To be announced at a later date

WHERE TO PARK: Lots 2, 3, 5, and 6 in designated spaces

The Commuter Premium Parking Permit waitlist has been released. Please check your email for instructions on how to purchase the permit. You will receive a new parking hang tag for the Spring Semester. 

If you were not on the waitlist, but would still like a Commuter Premium Permit, remaining quantities are available on a first-come-first-served basis. You may purchase now online, and your student bill will be charged. Or you may visit the Parking Services Office where you will need to pay by debit/credit card. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T GET A COMMUTER PREMIUM PERMIT: You will need to register for a Commuter Standard Permit.  

DISPLAYING YOUR HANG TAG: Place your hang tag on your rearview mirror, facing outward, whenever you park on campus. 

REFUNDS: A full refund can be received for a Commuter Premium Permit through the end of business hours on Friday, February 3rd. No refunds will be issued after that date and time. To receive a refund, a student will need to bring their parking hang tag to the Parking Services Office, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union during business hours. 
Please email with any questions.  



Use of Parking Permits - What to Know

THE FINE PRINT: Users of a University-issued Parking Permit acknowledge responsibility to operate and park a vehicle on Campus in accordance with Stony Brook University's Parking Rules and Regulations. At all times, the University retains ownership of any issued Parking Permit, and ownership is NOT transferable. Parking Permits not in use must be returned to the University.

RENEWING YOUR PERMIT: Parking Permits are not renewed automatically. You must renew online using the Stony Brook Parking Permit System.

HOW TO DISPLAY YOUR PERMIT: When parking on campus, users must display the Permit by hanging it from the rearview mirror support, facing outwards. The Parking Permit is not to be defaced or altered in any manner.

MULTIPLE VEHICLES: A Parking Permit owner may use their hang tag for multiple vehicles as long as the vehicle parked on campus is being used by the Permit owner, and all vehicles that may be used are added within the Parking Permit System. Please display the Permit on any vehicle, from the rearview mirror as noted above. 

IF YOU LOSE YOUR PERMIT: Report lost or stolen Permits immediately. There is a small replacement fee for lost, stolen, or discarded Permits. Resale or unauthorized use of your issued Parking Permit is prohibited. Possession or use of a lost or stolen Permit may result in criminal prosecution.