Daily Decision Parking Option
Make Parking a Daily Decision
Community members, visitors, and vendors now have more options to choose from when making their daily decision on where to park and how to pay, with greater flexibility than most traditional annual permits allow.
Flexible, Economical, Self-Service option
To accommodate the “new normal” of flex- and remote-work and class schedules, Cornell University has implemented the Daily Decision parking option. Anyone needing only occasional access to campus can opt to use ParkMobile to purchase a low-cost, virtual parking permit for as little as $.65 plus the ParkMobile fee in select zones.
Three Ways to Pay!
Choose the method that works for you:
- Download the mobile app
- Create an account
- Text PARK to 77223
Set up a parking account with at least one license plate and payment method using the app or online at ParkMobile.io. In a hurry? Text the word PARK to 77223 and start a session without creating an account.
Park: Choose a parking zone. Tip: Low-Cost Daily Decision lots are located all around campus.
- Pay: Start a parking session using the app, the website, or by texting PARK to 77223.
- Go: That's it! Parking sessions in most zones can be extended 15 minutes before expiration.
In addition to Daily Decision parking, community members can take advantage of free and reduced-fee, county-wide public transit using TCAT, reduced-fee RideShare permit options, discounted Ithaca Carshare memberships, and more. For additional assistance, contact Transportation Services to schedule an appointment with a Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) ambassador.
Daily Decision Frequently Asked Questions
- 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.
- The ParkMobile customer fee is $.45 per transaction as of April 1, 2022.
- See: ParkMobile Zone & Rate Map
How much does daily parking cost?
|ParkMobile Zone||Parking Lot Location||Base Hourly Rate||Base Daily Rate|
|4101||University Avenue (west campus)||$0.25||$1.00|
|Stewart & Williams Street (south campus)||$0.75||$6.00|
|4103||Anna Comstock (north campus)||$0.75||$6.00|
|4105||Hurlburt House (north campus)||$0.25||$0.50|
|4106||Hasbrouck Apts. (outer circle; north campus)||$0.25||$1.50|
|4107||120 Maple Avenue (east campus)||$0.25||$2.50|
|4108||Teaching & Research Barns/TRB (east campus)||$0.25||$2.50|
|4109||East Hill Office Building and EHP@Testing Ctr (east campus)||$0.25||$0.50|
|4110||CISER - 391 Pine Tree Road (east campus)||$0.25||$0.50|
|4111||Dwyer Dam/Oxley Lot - Route 366 (east campus)||$0.25||$2.50|
|4112||Bartels Meter/Friedman Lot (central campus)||$1.50||$10.00|
|4113||Johnson Museum of Art - Registered Museum Visitors Only||$1.50||3 Hour Limit|
|4113||West Avenue (west campus)||$1.50||$10.00|
|4114||Toboggan Lodge (central campus)||$3.00||$24.00|
|4114||Beebe Hall (central campus)||$3.00||$24.00|
|4115||B Lot (Vet College)||$0.75||$6.00|
|4116||Schuyler House (south campus)||$0.75||$6.00|
|4117||Thurston Court (north campus)||$0.75||$6.00|
|4119||Tang Welcome Center/626 Thurston Ave (north campus)||$1.50||$10.00|
|4119||Helen Newman Hall (north campus)||$1.50||$10.00|
|4119||Robert Purcell Comm Ctr (north campus)||$1.50||$10.00|
|4120||Botanic Gardens (central campus)||$1.50||3 Hour Limit|
|4121||Hoy Garage & Hoy Lot Ground Floor Only (central campus)||$1.50||$10.00|
|4122||Peterson Lot (upper Ag Quad)||$1.50||$10.00|
|4122||North Morrison Lot (upper Ag Quad)||$1.50||$10.00|
|4123||Willard Straight Hall Lot (central campus)||$3.00||$24.00|
|4124||Appel Commons (north campus)||$1.50||$10.00|
|4125||Loading Space w/Zone# (30-minute limit)||$3.00||30 Minute Limit|
|4126||Accessible Space w/Zone# (must have a placard)||$1.50||$10.00|
|4127||Vet Research (Vet College)||$1.50||$10.00|
|4129||116 Maple Avenue and Humphreys Guest Spaces (east campus)||$1.50||2 Hour Limit|
|4131||Crescent Lot (central campus)||$1.00||$4.50|
- Zones may have time limits or additional requirements; please comply with all signage and instructions.
- All transactions are charged a $0.45 ParkMobile fee in addition to the published standard base hourly and daily rates.