Student & Faculty Parking

Parking permits are required to park on campus from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

parking enforcement update

Over the past several years, our Department of Public Safety (DPS) has seen a marked increase in the number of St. Paul campus parking violations from students, faculty and staff. The department also reports that the number of past due/unpaid citations has reached an all-time high, with some community members receiving as many as 50 tickets. These two statistics, along with the fact that improper use of parking spaces by community members negatively impacts everything from daily class schedules to new student recruitment, not to mention the safety of all who use our campus, demand that we implement a more structured parking enforcement policy.

Vehicle Immobilization for Repeat Violations

Beginning Sunday, May 7, all unregistered vehicles with 5 or more citations, found to be parked in violation, will be immobilized using what is commonly referred to as a "boot." This device immobilizes a vehicle, making it not drive-able until the device is removed. Once a boot has been placed on a vehicle, it can only be removed when all outstanding violation fees have been paid-in-full. Please take a moment to review the campus parking regulations to ensure you are familiar with appropriate parking spaces for your permit type.

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    On-Campus Parking for Students and Faculty

    Students and faculty/staff parking on campus should purchase a permit type that fits their needs.

    Buying a Permit

    To purchase a parking permit, you first need to register your vehicle. Please have the following information available:

    • License plate #
    • Make/model, color of vehicle
    • Your contact phone number
    • A valid St. Kate's Identification card - to present to Public Safety staff at the time of purchase.

Contact Us

St. Paul Campus
Public Safety | Room 100
2004 Randolph Avenue
Mailbox# 4030
St. Paul, MN 55105

Minneapolis Campus
Old Main | Room 234
601 25th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454


Permit Types

Permit type Price
Daily parking permit $3.00 Anyone may purchase a daily parking permit at the Public Safety office.
Student Resident permit $225.00 St. Kate's student permits will be charged to the student's account.
Student Commuter permit $125.00 St. Kate's student permits will be charged to the student's account.
Faculty/Staff permit $125.00 Faculty/Staff must pay with check or credit cards only at the time of purchase.
PSEO Students permit $125.00 Must pay with check or credit cards only at the time of purchase.
Motorcycle Permits
Free with vehicle permit purchase, parking only in designated motorcycle parking areas.


  • Even though a permit needs to be physically obtained from the Public Safety office, a permit can still be paid for in advance through the DPS Marketplace using a credit card.
  • Faculty/Staff, ACTC, UST Social Work, and PSEO students, must pay with checks or credit cards only at the time of purchase.
  • ACTC students must present college identification at the time of purchase.
  • St. Kate's student permits will be charged to the student's account.
  • Summer permits can be obtained in the St. Paul Public Safety office beginning at the end of May, each year.

Who may not obtain a parking permit?

  • You may not purchase a permit if you have any outstanding tickets with Public Safety.
  • First Year resident students are not eligible to purchase a permit unless the exemption process described below is completed and granted by the First Year Resident Parking Exemption Committee.

If you have special circumstances then you should complete the First Year Resident Student Special Needs Parking Exemption Application to obtain a parking permit. Fill out the form and return through inter-campus mail to Mailbox # 4030, via USPS, by fax (651.690.6005), or in person to Public Safety.

Special needs include, but are not limited to; personal or family medical care needs, undue hardship, safety issues, and/or disabilities.