Parking for University Employees
2022 Parking Changes
Transportation Services Announces Changes Beginning in July
Transportation Services is revising its parking and commuting offerings to realign parking demand, introduce new technology, and provide equitable, easy-to-use, self-service solutions designed to meet the needs of all community members. Most annual permit holders will experience no change in their parking privileges or parking locations, and there are no permit rate increases during this renewal cycle.
Permit holders will have the opportunity to renew or request a different option when the annual renewal period opens on June 6. Commuters should examine their transportation options, especially if they require only limited, occasional access to campus.
Daily Decision Parking
Low-cost Parking Options Using ParkMobile
The Daily Decision program gives commuters access to low-cost, short-term options to meet their occasional parking needs. Using the ParkMobile app, this program provides community members greater flexibility than a traditional annual or semester permit, coupled with the convenience of contactless self-service.
Visit the Daily Decision page to learn more about parking options, prices, and locations, and visit ParkMobile.io to download the app, create an account, and park.
Permit and Payment Requirements Enforced
Faculty and staff returning to in-person work are encouraged to visit myparking.cornell.edu to check their permit and vehicle information before parking, as restrictions and Night/Weekend Parking Rules are enforced throughout campus. Community members should also be prepared for upcoming event impacts on traffic and parking. Fine-due citations are issued in response to permit and payment requirement violations.
Parking Options for Employees
Employee permits are issued through a work-in-zone system based on groupings of buildings by designated parking areas. For a given zone, a limited number of permits are sold, so that purchasers have a reasonable chance to park. Paid permits offer different levels of privileges based on parking rate tier.
Parking preference is granted to those employees who:
- have a medical disability
- have maternity-related needs
- have irregular work hours or varying job locations
- perform special duties for the university
Employees may choose to purchase an individual parking permit, use Daily Decision options, or participate in a commuting program. Commuting programs offer discounts and incentives for choosing to share the ride or use transit.
Commuters have access to support services to help get to campus or back home.
- Employees who bring personal cars, motorcycles, or motorscooters to the campus must register their license plate with Transportation Services, whether or not they buy a parking permit. Register and update vehicle information at myparking.cornell.edu.
- Vehicle information must be kept current.
- New and temporary employees should bring their appointment letter or other verification of employment, work days and hours, and length of appointment when requesting a permit or TCAT access.
- Eligible employees can pay permit fees via payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis.
- Permits not paid via payroll deduction must be paid in full at the time of purchase; no refunds issued for pre-paid permits after March 31.