Annual Permit Renewal for Employees
Special Guidance for Permits Expiring in June 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the phased campus reactivation, Transportation Services did not automatically renew annual parking permits expiring at the end of June. Parking restrictions are currently eased, and permits with a June 30 expiration date will continue to be honored as valid until August 15, 2020.
Annual permit holders who choose to renew their parking commitment for the new fiscal year will have an opportunity to purchase a replacement permit between August 1 and September 7, 2020.
Faculty and staff who need only occasional access to campus parking can forgo the permit renewal opportunity and opt for deeply discounted Daily Decision parking using ParkMobile, utilize the Commuter Alternative Program, or choose on-demand, short-term mobile payment and pay station parking.
Note: This page provides guidance, procedures, and policies for current faculty and staff who have been awarded the opportunity to purchase a new, annual replacement parking permit. Please note that you must pay all outstanding citations in order to renew your annual permit.
Regularly employed full- and part-time staff and faculty may choose to either pay the cost of the parking permit in full or opt to use pre-tax payroll deduction at the time of purchase.
Payroll installments are calculated using the price of the parking permit at the time of sale (including sales tax) divided by the number of paychecks remaining in the fiscal year.
Payroll installments are collected on a semi-monthly basis and are non-refundable.
Who can use the parking portal?
- Eligible faculty and staff who have a current-year annual permit with a June 30, 2020, expiration date
- M (motorcycle) permit purchasers
- Students (beginning August 16, 2020)
- Anyone who needs to pay or appeal a citation
- Community members who need to register or update vehicle information
Unable to use the purchase site? Use the Permit Purchase Agreement Form to make a request. Some permits may not be available due to eligibility rules.
Purchasing a Permit (Opens August 1, 2020)
Follow the steps below to renew and replace your current annual parking permit.
Review your parking options.
Now is an excellent time to review your commuting options! If you no longer need regular access to campus, consider forgoing the cost of an annual permit and choose to make parking a daily decision.
Visit the online Parking Portal.
- Regular faculty and staff with a current annual permit expiring in June will be offered an opportunity to purchase a renewal permit for the same area.
- Go to https://myparking.cornell.edu
- Look for the Permits/Bus Passes container
- Select "Get Permits/Bus Passes"
- Click "Faculty and Staff"
- Select "Cornell NetID Login" if not already logged in
- Read all information carefully as you navigate the purchase site.
- You will be required to link your permit to at least one of your personally-owned vehicles. You may link up to six plates.
- After purchasing a permit, you will have the opportunity to print a temporary parking permit to display until your hangtag arrives.
Register Your Vehicle
All Cornell University community members must register their vehicle(s) with Transportation Services for parking on campus. To register and update vehicle information online, have the plate number, make, style, color, and year of the vehicle, as well as the name of the vehicle's owner. Do not register rental or loaner vehicles, or vehicles belonging to other Cornell community members.
Parking 2020 FAQ
I have an annual permit that expired on June 30. Will I automatically get a new permit in the mail?
When can I purchase a new permit?
When will I have to start displaying a permit or paying for parking?
What's new? Lots!
- While not new, it's important to remember that access to campus by individuals not part of the Cornell community is strongly discouraged. Parking and information booths are closed to minimize in-person contact.
- The TRB parking lot will be limited to Parkmobile mobile-payments (Zone 4108) and event permits; annual and daily permits will no longer be valid in this area.
- The first floor of the Hoy Road parking garage (before the gate) will be limited to Parkmobile mobile-payments (Zone 4121) and event permits; annual and daily permits will no longer be valid in this area.
- Parkmobile mobile-payment parking will be available in the 120 Maple Avenue lot (Zone 4107) and in portions of the 116 Maple Avenue lot and Humphreys Service Building lot (Zone 4129).
- The parking lot at Robert Purcell Community Center (Zone 4119) is under construction. The lot will continue to accommodate R permit and short-term parking when completed.
- Low-cost Daily Decision ParkMobile zones will be available to everyone on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis.
- Permit holders will be required to link their permit to at least one personally-owned vehicle license plate in preparation for virtual permit enforcement.
I want to purchase a different permit than what is offered to me online. What should I do?
If the permit request is approved, Transportation Services will complete the transaction using payroll installments as the default payment method, if eligible, or will contact the requestor for an alternative form of payment. The employee will receive a temporary permit to use until their hangtag arrives.
Can I speak to someone about my options?
What permit areas will be available for purchase?
Transportation Services will evaluate parking demand and may open sales for additional permit areas by the end of September.
*Must work in the associated zone.
If I forgo the purchase opportunity now, will I be able to renew my permit at a future time?
We will capture and analyze occupancy data throughout the semester to help manage parking resources, and will make permits available accordingly.
Will I receive a credit for the payroll installments taken during the NYS PAUSE?
When will I start paying for my permit if I pay via payroll installments?
I returned my permit. How do I get it back?
Transportation Services will complete the transaction using payroll installments as the default payment method, if eligible, or will contact the requestor for an alternative form of payment. The employee will receive a temporary permit to use until their hangtag arrives. If the request cannot be granted, the employee will be offered an alternate option.