In order to support and encourage alternative transportation, car pool permits are available for employees that allow the same parking privileges as individual permits but at a reduced cost. In other words, you may park in the same lots you currently use. While most employees find car pool partners within their departments or buildings, a locator service is provided through a number of websites.
You must purchase a car pool permit in person. Car pool permits are not available on-line. All members of the car pool must come in to the MSU Parking Office with their current vehicle registration, faculty/staff ID, and a copy of their appointment papers or PAN form. One decal will be issued to each person in the car pool. Each of the decals will have the same permit number on them. One “validator” will be issued for the entire car pool. The validator must be displayed on the vehicle that is parked on campus, thus only one vehicle may be on campus at a time. All decals must be properly affixed to your windshield to be considered valid.
Car pool permits must be paid for at the time of purchase. They may not be payroll deducted. The cost per person of a car pool permit will depend upon how many are in the car pool. The cost is that of a multi faculty/staff permit divided among those in the car pool. You may pay by using American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa, cash, or check or money order payable to MSU. For current costs please contact the MSU Parking Office at 517-355-8440 ext. 0.
Each person in the car pool is eligible for one calendar permission day per month. This may be used if you need to drive separately. If you need to drive separately for more than one day per month, then you may purchase visitor permits on those days. Visitor permits are valid in any faculty/staff space on campus. They are not valid at meters, in leased spaces, in University vehicle spaces, or in disabled spaces (unless you have a current and valid disabled permit or plate displayed). All-day visitor permits are $6 each, four-hour visitor permits are $3 each, and two-hour visitor permits are $1.50 each.
If you change vehicles, you must scrape off your permit and bring the pieces in for a new permit. There is a $2.00 replacement fee. If you are having your windshield replaced, you must scrape off your permit and bring in the pieces. We will then issue you a replacement permit for your new windshield for $2.00.