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  • Latest 2023 Adjustments

    Hoy Garage ParkMobile Restrictions

    As of February 6, 2023, ParkMobile mobile payment parking is restricted to the ground floor levels of the Hoy Garage. Parking beyond the gate requires the display of a daily permit or annual permit hangtag.

    New Year Parking Changes

    In response to feedback from various stakeholder groups, we are making the following permit and payment lot changes effective January 1, 2023:

    The small, fifteen-space lot bordered by Morrison Hall, CALS Surge, and the Boyce Thompson Institute will transition to C permit and reserved space parking to meet the business needs of those facilities.

    ParkMobile parking will be suspended in the North Morrison Lot to accommodate O and B permit holders. Zone 4122 will continue to be active in the Peterson Lot on Tower Rd.

    ParkMobile parking will resume in the Alumni Field Lot, Zone 4128, at $3/hour.

  • 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.

  • Winter Parking Rules 12/1-4/1

    Overnight & Break Parking

    Winter Parking Holiday Parking: Permit and payment requirements are suspended from December 23, 2022, through January 2, 2023. Parking compliance regulations resume on January 3.

    On-campus overnight parking is restricted to designated areas from December 1 to April 1 when it is snowing, or when snow is forecast, to facilitate plowing and snow removal. These specially signed areas are open between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to all vehicles registered with Transportation Services. See Cornell’s Winter and Break Parking Rules for a list of designated overnight parking areas.

    In addition, the City of Ithaca enforces on-street odd-even parking rules from November 1 to April 1, when snow removal is necessary. Consult Which Side to Park for updates to on-street parking information.