Parking Services

Office Hours

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Friday

Edminster Student Union Building [PDF]
(208) 769-5902 

Campus Parking

The goal and objective for campus parking is to expedite the safe and orderly conduct of campus business and to provide parking facilities within the limits of available space.

This bulletin provides notice of regulations for parking vehicles on campus. Violation of any of these regulations is cause for a citation. Lack of familiarity with the regulations does not constitute a defense for failure to comply. It is the individual's responsibility to learn the parking regulations and park their vehicle properly at all times.

Parking Permits

Permits for 2017-18 are now available for purchase online through MyNIC, as well as in person at the Parking Services office in the Student Union Building. Under Bookmarks, click Parking Services ( if you are already logged on) and choose from the button options. You will need your vehicle's license number and students will need their student ID number.

  • LCSC and U of I students must still go to the Parking Services office to purchase permits.

  • Parking at the Career Technical Education facility (CTE) requires a valid NIC parking permit.

All motor vehicles parking on the NIC campus (including W. Garden and College Avenues) must display a valid parking permit for each vehicle. Vehicles displaying a handicap plate or placard, plus motorcycles are not required to have parking permit. Handicap vehicles may park at the meters without payment.

Permits are to be displayed from the rear view mirror with the permit front facing forward.

A permit does not guarantee you a parking space, only that you are legal to park on campus. Permits are valid for an academic year beginning with the first day of each fall semester. Permits are not required for evening and summer classes.

A permit also includes access to services such as a jump start or vehicle unlock.

Visitor Passes: Visitor passes are available from the Parking Services Office and the Switchboard Operator in the Sherman Building. A visitor is defined as any person other than a student, staff, or faculty member of North Idaho College. Visitor permits are only required during the fall and spring academic semesters during prescribed permit times.

Metered Spaces:All vehicles whether they have a valid employee or student parking permit must pay for metered parking. Handicap plated – placard vehicles do not require payment. Maximum time allowed per payment is one hour with designated (marked) meters being two hours. 

Legal Parking Spaces: Responsibility for locating an appropriate designated parking space rests with the operator of the motor vehicle. Lack of a readily available parking space is not an excuse for violation of any parking regulation.

Towing: Any vehicle parked in violation of any regulation is subject to citation and/or towing at the expense of the owner/operator.

November 1 – March 15 Overnight Parking: Overnight street parking (College Drive & W. Garden Ave.) is not permitted November 1st through March 15th from midnight to 6:00AM. Also, overnight parking is not permitted within campus lots with the exception of the North Molstead, far west row, between posted signs.  This restriction is in place seven days per week to include holidays. Citations will be issued for non-compliance with vehicles towed at owners expense when snow removal is in progress. See the Nov. – March Overnight Parking link for additional information. Contact Parking Services at (208) 769-5902 during business hours or NIC security at (208) 769-3310 for assistance or questions.

Handicap Parking: Vehicles displaying a handicap plate or placard do not require a parking permit. Vehicles displaying a handicap plate or placard are not required to pay at the meters. NIC does not issue these permits.

The college does not assume any responsibility for any motor vehicle or its contents while parked on college property.

  • Parking Services is charged with the impartial enforcement of NIC parking regulations. Security officers have the authority to issue citations, control access to campus areas, and to have vehicles towed if necessary.
  • Vehicles may be towed after five unpaid violations.
  • Students with unpaid parking tickets may lose course registration privileges and/ or be placed on Academic Hold.