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Short-Term Parking Options

Parking Options

On-campus parking is restricted at all times to permit or payment unless otherwise signed. Short-term options (by the hour or by the day) include metered, mobile payment, and permit parking. Please comply with all posted restrictions and time limits. ParkMobile Map 2023-2024

Getting Started

Vehicle Registration Requirement

Cornell faculty, staff, and students must register their license plate with Transportation Services, whether or not they buy a parking permit or only use short-term parking options. License plate and vehicle information must be kept current.

ParkMobile Pay-by-Cell Parking

Contactless payments can be made by the hour, by the day, or even for multiple days in some lots. Payment extensions are allowed in most locations. (Credit Card/PayPal Accepted. Rates: $.75-$24 plus a $.45 convenience fee).

Three Ways to Pay! Choose the method that works for you:

Daily Decision ParkMobile Zones

In order to accommodate the “new normal,” Cornell University introduced a Daily Decision parking option to support community members who need only occasional access to campus. Daily Decision users can opt to purchase a low-cost, virtual parking permit through ParkMobile for as little as $1 a day in select zones. (Paypal/Credit Card accepted. Rates: $0.25-$24) ParkMobile Map 2023-2024

Pay Station and Metered Parking

Pay-by-License Plate pay stations are located throughout the campus. You do not have to display your pay station receipt; just punch in your license plate and be on your way. Customers can add their phone number to receive a reminder to extend payment when paying by credit card. (Cash/Credit Card accepted. Rates: $0.75-$24) ParkMobile Map 2023-2024

Metered and ParkMobile parking at the Johnson Museum of Art is restricted to museum guests during their hours of operation. Guests must register their vehicle information at the reception desk upon arrival.

Time-Limited, No Permit Required

These specially-signed spaces are located in various areas on campus, allowing quick access to adjacent facilities. These spaces are strictly monitored and enforced; multiple citations will be written for time-limit violations.

Scheduled Visit Parking

If you scheduled your visit using the Visit Cornell website, please refer to your confirmation email for parking options and instructions. If you do not purchase parking in advance using the instructions in your confirmation email, you must purchase parking upon your arrival on campus using one of the options above.