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Parking Decal Information


Decal Information

Parking permit/decals for faculty, staff and commuter students will be available for purchase online through Navigator or Polaris accounts in August. At the time of your online purchase, you will immediately receive a temporary parking pass that is valid for 10 days to use while your decal is shipped.

Resident student parking permit/decals for the next academic year will go on sale in August. Only those resident students selected via the lottery will be authorized to purchase a permit/decal. Information regarding the lottery is sent via Salem State email to all eligible resident students.

All permits must be purchased online via Navigator (students) or Polaris (faculty/staff). Permits will not be available for sale at the university police station. Please email with any questions.


Parking Permit Fees

Decal Type Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
Commuter $10.00 $20.00
Resident: Atlantic/Peabody Lots $275.00 $550.00
Resident: Bates $250.00 $500.00
Resident: Marsh $200.00 $400.00


First year resident students in Peabody and Bowditch are not permitted to have a vehicle on campus. If you have a special circumstance that requires a vehicle, please direct written correspondence to the parking office. The correspondence must include sufficient documentation to justify the need for parking privileges.

Resident students please note: There are a limited number of parking spaces available for resident students and as such not every resident student is guaranteed the ability to purchase a parking decal. Due to space inventory limitations, resident students enter a parking lottery in May of June of each year. Students selected from the parking lottery are able to purchase decals via Navigator.

Student Accounts: Students will have the option of having the cost of their parking permit/decal applied to their student account. Simply select the "Student Account/Tuition Pay" option during checkout. The full cost of the decal will be added to the student bill at the time of purchase. Students will still have the option to pay for their parking permit/decal in full via credit card at the time of purchase. 

Replacement cost for original vehicle (if sticker is brought back) is $5.

Decals are nonrefundable.

Decal stickers are processed to prevent theft from vehicle. When peeling decals follow directions and peel off very slowly and carefully. If torn, the replacement cost is $5.  

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