Registering Your Vehicle
Current Faculty, Staff, and Students
All faculty, staff, and students must register their vehicles with the Department of Public Safety at plnu.thepermitstore.com. Failure to register your vehicle may result in a fine and/or your vehicle being towed.
- How do I register my vehicle?
- When do I need to register my vehicle?
- Where do I get my permit?
- Does my parking permit expire?
- What happens if I change vehicles mid-semester or move on or off campus?
- If I'm temporarily using a rental car, do I need to register it?
- What if I can't log in to iParq and order a permit?
- What if I'm not pre-approved to order the correct permit?
- Are there fees associated with registration?
- Are there any exceptions to the Freshman Vehicle Policy?
Register online at The Permit Store; click "Order A Permit" and then log in to iParq using your PLNU username and password. Once you complete your permit order, you will receive an e-mail from Public Safety confirming your order. When your application is approved, you will also be able to print out a temporary permit to place on your dashboard. All vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, scooters) must be registered. Note: The registration process is NOT complete until the permit is issued from Public Safety and the decal is installed on the inside lower left portion of the windshield of your vehicle.
You have seven (7) calendar days from the start of the semester to register your vehicle. Public Safety sends out e-mail reminders at the start of the semester.
After you place your order at plnu.thepermitstore.com, here's how to get your permit. . .
Students: Pick up at the Public Safety office. We're open 24/7.
Employees: Delivered via campus mail to your office or department assistant.
College of Extended Learning Students: Permits will be mailed via USPS to the address you provide when ordering your permit.
All student parking permits must be renewed each academic year except for College of Extended Learning permits, which are active through the date printed on your permit.
Employee permits are active until employment at PLNU ends.
Students are also responsible to update vehicle information in their iParq accounts when changing or replacing vehicles or when a new license plate is obtained, the same way you would with the DMV. Students must also update vehicle permits if they change residence from on-campus to off-campus or vice versa. For any questions about updating your iParq account information, contact Public Safety at 619-849-2201.
Yes. All vehicles must display a valid parking permit to park on campus. We offer a temporary parking permit for rental cars or borrowing a car from family or friends. Temporary parking permits can be obtained at the Public Safety office.
You can log in to iParq using your PLNU username and password. You will not be able to log in until you have created a student portal account. If you have difficulty, there may be a problem with your PLNU student account. Contact the ITS Help Desk at 619-849-2222 if you have trouble logging in.
Some common reasons you may not be pre-approved for the correct permit are:
- Your portal account has not been created or completed. Contact the ITS Help Desk at 619-849-2222 for help with your portal.
- Your campus housing has not been assigned yet. Check your portal and contact the Housing Office at 619-849-2463 to resolve the issue.
- You have not been scheduled for classes yet. Students who are not scheduled for classes may not order permits.
- You are a new employee and you have not yet officially started. Permits cannot be ordered before you begin working at PLNU.
There is no fee for your initial parking permit, but there is a $10 fee for lost permit replacement. The only other fees are associated with citations issued by Public Safety personnel. Citations can be paid or appealed online at plnu.thepermitstore.com. Fines will be doubled and placed directly on your PLNU account if unpaid.
There are no exceptions to the Freshman Vehicle Policy. Students are expected to abide by this policy or be subject to fines and other discipline. Read the full policy here: Notice To Freshmen Students.
Faculty & Staff Vehicle Registration
Register online at The Permit Store; click "Order A Permit" and then log in to iParq using your PLNU username and password. Once you complete your permit order, you will receive an e-mail from Public Safety confirming your order. When your application is approved, you will also be able to print out a temporary permit to place on your dashboard. All vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, scooters) must be registered.
All employee parking permits are sent to the recipient's on-campus mailbox or department.
If you sell your vehicle or no longer have it, please notify the Public Safety office or log in to iParq to remove the vehicle from your account.
PLNU provides its online permit ordering service at The Permit Store solely for persons affiliated with Point Loma Nazarene University. Any unauthorized use of this service is prohibited. Application information is confidential and is not intended for any other purpose. If you have any questions about the registration process you may contact the Public Safety office manager at 619-849-2201 or contact Officer Blevins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-849-2656.