SOUTH BEND – South Bend residents who want to let people park on their lawns for Notre Dame’s home football games are finding the perk will cost a lot more this year.
The South Bend city council voted unanimously in early August to raise the permit fees to cover the cost of enforcing the city’s lawn parking regulations.
City officials told the South Bend Tribune they collected about $6,000 in permit fee revenue last fall, but spent nearly $12,000 to enforce the ordinance.
Under the new fees, permits for those parking fewer than 10 vehicles jumped from $1 to $3 per parking space per game. Those seeking permits to park 10 or more vehicles will pay $50 per game, up from $25.
All permit applicants also have to pay a one-time $25 application fee, up from $5 previously.