ALL Champlain College employees must obtain and display a parking permit for their vehicle, regardless of where or when they park through When you purchase a parking permit, you are paying for the right to park in one of several zone-specific Champlain lots.

City Streets

For parking purposes, employees are not considered members of “the Public” but are instead considered members of our Champlain Community. Employees are prohibited from parking on any Burlington street that is not specifically zoned for Champlain College affiliates (see black dots on map), regardless of whether there are signs in that location or not.

Ordering a Permit

ALL permits are ordered online at: Applicants will be asked to create a new account in the system (this is different from your Champlain account). Select an account name that you will remember year after year (email is best) and create a password to access the account. Forgotten passwords can be retrieved at any time as long as the applicant can receive emails at the address used to create the account.

The following information is needed to complete a campus parking permit order:

  1. Personal Info: Name, Address, Email and College ID number
  2. Vehicle Info: Vehicle make, model, year, color and license plate number
  3. Payment: Credit card or electronic check. Payroll deduction is also available for qualified employees (this option ends after the first week of class)

If the application is approved, a parking permit will be sent in the mail to the campus mailbox or home address provided at registration. The permit takes approximately two weeks and comes from The Permit Store (not Champlain) in San Diego, CA so please make sure that you check your mail carefully. Do not assume it’s junk mail and recycle it.

While your permit is in the mail, you can print a 21-day temporary permit (from the date of order) to put on your dash. Print this from either the final confirmation screen when you order or in your account at under “View Permit”.

Example of the letter and envelope.

Zone and Permit Summary

  • This FREE permit allows the holder to park:

    • For FREE at 175 Lakeside Ave, North House, Sanders Hall, South House, and select city streets,
    • Pay-Per-Use using ParkMobile at other lots that require payment
    Lot Name Rate Time limit
    175 Lakeside Avenue
    North House
    Sanders Hall
    South House
    Select City Streets
    Free None
    396 Main Street
    371 Main Street
    158 South Willard Street
    50¢ per hour
    (plus a 40¢ transaction fee per parking session)
    MIC (Library)
    Summit Hall
    Jensen Hall
    Rowell Hall
    Skiff Hall
    $1 per hour
    (plus a 40¢ transaction fee per parking session)
  • This $200/semester pre-paid permit allows parking on permitted city streets or any lot listed in the chart above (except MIC-Library and Skiff Hall) without having additional pay-per-use payments. See MC notations on official parking map.

    Payroll deduction is available to spread the cost of this permit over the semester (this option to select this payment method ends after the first week of class).

Displaying Your Permit

  • parking permit displayed in windshield

    Your parking permit decal is required to be displayed at all times when parking on campus. It must be displayed in the bottom drivers side corner of the windshield (as shown).

    Permits are registered to a specific individual and their vehicle. They are:

    • Transferable between different vehicles but not users
    • Required 24/7
    • Different permits are valid for different time frames based on per semester, annual or no expiry

Temporary Personal Permit

Students and employees who wish to obtain permits for themselves due to extenuating circumstances should still email at least three days before the temporary permit is needed.

If there is an emergency or special circumstance on the day, please call Parking at 802-865-5496 or Public Safety at 802-865-6465 with a vehicle description and location, so that the vehicle will not be ticketed.