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License plate recognition moving into next phase of implementation

Aerial view of parking lot and skyline. Credit: Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University. Implementation of license plate recognition, a virtual system that uses vehicle license plates as parking permits, is moving into phase two on the IUPUI campus. The project was announced in 2021.

There will be minimal impact to your day-to-day parking experience in this latest phase, according to Parking & Transportation Services, but the campus community should prepare for further implementation of the new technology.

During the transition:

  • Make sure your IU parking account is up to date with your current vehicle information and license plate number. Personalized plates with special characters (hearts, stars, etc.) should be omitted, and only numbers and letters should be entered.
  • Continue to display a valid parking permit.
  • Park with your license plate facing the drive lane. Do not pull through or back into any parking spaces. The only exception to this rule will be for vehicles with a state-issued plate or an IU campus-issued LPR plate mounted on the front bumper. License plate recognition plates that can be mounted to the front bumper are available for purchase from Parking & Transportation Services for $14.50.

Friendly reminders will begin this month for parked vehicles not facing the drive lane, without a state-issued or LPR plate, or with outdated vehicle information. Full ticket enforcement begins in the near future.

You can register up to five vehicles on an IU parking account, but only one vehicle may be parked on campus at a time with each permit. Visit IUPUI Parking Services License Plate Recognition information page for further information.