Visitor Parking

Visitors who need daily or hourly parking can use meters or purchase pay station permits

Pay Stations

Locations: See a map

Visitor (V) and Visitor Premium (VP) permits are available at pay stations.

Visitor (V) Permits

  • $1/45 minutes
  • $8/day

A properly dated V pay station permit provides visitor parking in these spaces:

  • V: 24 hours daily
  • S: 24 hours daily
  • B: 24 hours daily
    • Valid in lot P207 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. only
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. daily
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week”
  • Meters (with no fee): 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. daily
  • Never valid in: Lots P406, P411, P603, P604, Gilman Parking Structure,  Hopkins Parking Structure, and Pangea Parking Structure

Visitor Premium (VP) Permits


  • $2/hour
  • $16/day

A properly dated VP pay station permit provides the same parking privileges as the V (visitor) pay station permit and includes access to parking in lots P406, P411, P603, Gilman Parking Structure, Hopkins Parking Structure, Pangea Parking Structure, and these spaces:

  • VP: 24 hour daily
  • Never valid in lot P604


  • You need an access stamp or sticker for lots P001–P010 and P354 (see Lots That Require an Access Sticker).
  • Pay stations do not dispense change. Pay with any combination of the following:
    • Cash — $1 and $5 bills only
    • Visa, MasterCard, or American Express


Pay the correct fee.

  • Meters accept nickels, dimes, and quarters only — no bills.
  • The rate is $1 per 45 minutes.
  • Parking is free — no coins or permit required — at meters on university holidays, weekends and from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., weekdays.
  • A, B, and S permits are valid at meter spaces 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Treat a broken meter like a “no parking” sign. Never park at a meter that:

  • Flashes “failed” or other error message
  • Has a coin jam
  • Appears broken