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Visitor FAQs

If I'm a visitor to James Madison University, do I need to display a parking permit?

Parking Services provides visitors with parking permits at no charge during our normal business hours (7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday). Visitors who arrive at times other than those specified above should park in R1, R2, or R4 Lots and obtain a permit from Parking Services as soon as possible. (If a visitor receives a citation in the specified lots, they should contact Parking Services during business hours.) Visitors are not required to display permits after 3:00 PM on Friday through 7:00 AM Monday and may park in Commuter and Resident lots.

Note: A visitor is an individual who is not enrolled at, compensated by or employed as an affiliate of James Madison University.

Visitors attending Admissions campus tours should obtain a free temporary parking permit at the Admissions office, located in Madison Hall, prior to beginning their tour.

What do I need to provide in order to obtain a visitor parking permit?

Visitors must present a valid driver's license and vehicle registration in order to obtain a visitor parking permit.

Visitors attending Admissions campus tours should obtain a free temporary parking permit at the Admissions office, located in Madison Hall, prior to their tour.

If I have a handicap permit or plates, am I required to display a JMU parking permit?

Yes, you must display a valid JMU parking permit in conjunction with your handicap permit or plates whenever your vehicle is parked on campus.

When are parking regulations enforced?

Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Including summer sessions, breaks and holidays.

Where should visitors park on home football game days?

During home football game days, several parking lots are reserved for season permit holders. General parking is available in many areas of campus, and shuttle service is available to transport game attendees to the stadium from more remote lots. Visit the JMU Sports website at jmusports.com for more information and a map of available lots.

Additional questions?

Email your questions to parkingservices@jmu.edu or call 540.568.3300.