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Short-Term 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.

Getting Started:

Parkmobile Pay-by-Cell Parking

Create a Parkmobile account (Phone Number, License Plate Number, Payment Method) using a desktop computer, the mobile app, or a phone. Payment 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 $.35 convenience fee) Zone Map

Daily Decision Parkmobile Zones

In order to accommodate the “new normal,” Cornell University is piloting a Daily Decision parking option. Beginning August 2020, community members who need only occasional access to campus can opt to use ParkMobile to purchase a low-cost, virtual parking permit for as little as $2 a day ($1.65 plus the Parkmobile convenience fee of $.35) in select zones.

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: $.75-$24) Location Map

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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, campus visits by non-essential personnel are strongly discouraged.

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 to campus using one of the options above.