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  • Citation Fees Increasing 9/1/23

    In response to a concerning increase in unauthorized parking across campus, Cornell is increasing violation fines for the first time since 2014. The new fine structure will take effect September 1, 2023, and apply to all vehicles violating posted parking guidelines.

    A comprehensive parking violation fee schedule for 2023–24 may be found on the Transportation Services web site.

  • New Permit Options for Retirees

    Beginning January 1, 2023, retiree parking options will change due to shifts in demand and the loss of parking inventory due to construction. A free permit for North Campus A Lot is still available, however, free access to O and R areas will end. North Campus A Lot access is provided through a free virtual permit, which requires registration but allows a license plate to serve as the parking credential. Retirees also have the option to purchase a permit from available offerings.

    As part of an ongoing commitment to alternative transportation options, retirees will continue to have free, universal transit access on TCAT buses when using their Cornell ID card at the farebox.

    Accessible parking permit options are also available. Eligibility for free and paid parking accessibility permit options remain the same, as do permit display requirements.

    Ten free 4-hour Flex permits are no longer provided upon request to retirees with 25 years of service, however, eligible retirees may request an on-demand, daily, 4-hour Flex permit.