Lawn Parking Permits

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Lawn Parking Permits


Temporary Lawn Parking Permit for Special Events and Notre Dame Football Game Days



Do I need a Temporary Lawn Parking Permit

IF you live within the South Bend City limits and are planning on opening your lawn for parking during a special event or a Notre Dame football game, you must obtain a one day or seasonal conditional use parking permit that must be visible on the day(s) it is being used.


Where do I apply for a Temporary Lawn Parking Permit

You may apply for a license with the Department of Community Investment in the County-City Building at 227 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 1400 S.  If applying for lawn parking during a Notre Dame football home game, the application must be submitted between the hours of 8:00 AM-4:30 PM no later than noon on the Wednesday before the game.  For any questions, please contact the Business License Administrator at 574-235-5912.

Click here to access the application and ordinance.


What documents do I need to include with the application

If parking ten (10) or more cars per day, you will need to provide a lot survey, site plan or similar legal document which shows:

  • Show the location of the lot lines and structures on the property
  • Indicate the setback of parking spaces are at least five feet (5’) from all lot lines and structures
  • Show the lanes for entering and exiting the property
  • Show the location of proposed parking spaces with a box and number them in numerical order


How much does a Temporary Lawn Parking Permit Cost

Daily Lawn Parking Permits

  • If parking nine (9) cars or less, the cost is $3.00 per parking space per day
  • If parking ten (10) or more cars, the cost is a flat rate of $50.00 per day

Application Fee

  • Season Pass: $25.00
  • If less than a season pass: $5.00 multiplied by the number of games
  • If purchasing a season pass for 10 or more spaces prior to the first Notre Dame home game, a 10% discount will be applied to the permit fee

The license will be issued upon approval.  Response to application within 3 days of receipt.


311 Process Notes

Additional Questions to Michelle Adams 574-235-5912