The Department of Public Safety offers guest permits free of charge.
Parents, relatives and visitors who visit campus must obtain a guest permit. Permits may be obtained online via the online guest permit portal or in-person at the department.
Students, faculty and staff are not considered guests of the University and will not be able to obtain a permit through the online system.
GUEST PERMITS WILL NOT BE ISSUED TO A REQUESTOR
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Frequently Asked Questions
I submitted a request online and the website said I should receive a response within 24 hours. Does it really take that long?
In general, no. Most requests are approved within minutes and the permit is automatically sent to the e-mail you provided.
Tip: Make sure to check your spam folder, too!
No. Unless otherwise posted, all parking on campus is by permit only.
During special occasions and events, we may suspend parking enforcement in certain areas or campus-wide (e.g. Commencement, Move-in & Move-out, Homecoming, etc).
No. The permit is valid for only the parking lots specified and only valid between the dates printed.
I am a vendor on campus and have the "ALL LOTS" pass for the day. Does this exempt me from paying meters?
No. If you park at a meter, you must pay it.
Each meter head specifies the hours of enforcement.
No, however, we do have vendor permits available to patrons who regularly do business with the University. These permits are valid throughout the academic year and must be renewed each August.
To obtain a vendor permit, you must come into the Department of Public Safety.
Yes. The handicap plate/placard will allow you to park in any parking lot on campus.
No. Guests must park in the designated guest lots.
I will be visiting campus and will be getting a rental vehicle. I do not have vehicle information as I have not picked up the vehicle. Can I still get a permit to print off and bring with me?
Yes you can.
In the fields where it asks for vehicle information (i.e. Make, Model, Plate, etc), type in "Rental". For the state, choose "MI". If you still have issues with completing the online webform, please call us at (231) 591-5000 and we will assist you.
We have found that alumni are using their ferris.edu email address when requesting a permit.
Unfortunately, the system identifies all "ferris.edu" email addresses and denies the permit. All requests must use a non-Ferris email.