Permit Application-Parking & Transportation Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Fall Parking Permits

Dear Members of the Campus Community:

Parking and Transportation Services is pleased to announce important changes that will take effect for the upcoming parking year.  These improvements were vetted through a variety of campus groups (i.e. Faculty Senate, Staff Council, Graduate Student Assembly, Undergraduate Assembly), as well as the executive leadership team.  We would like to thank all of these groups for their careful consideration and feedback.  These groups enabled us to make informed improvements that will simplify the parking registration process and provide better service to the campus community.

The permit process will be automated via our parking management system, and include automatic rollover of your current year permit.  The process flow for faculty/staff will be as follows:

  • If you wish to retain your current parking assignment, no further action is required on your behalf.  You will receive communication in mid-July in regards to permit hangtag distribution.
  • If you wish to retain your parking, but are interested in switching to a different location, you can do so by adding your name to a waitlist once the opt out period has ended.  PLEASE NOTE: Waitlist assignments are not guaranteed; therefore, please do not cancel your 17-18 parking if you want a guaranteed spot.
  • If you are a new applicant and wish to park for the 17-18 year, you can add your name to a waitlist during the waitlist period.  Please be advised that waitlist spots are not guaranteed.
  • If you wish to opt out of (cancel) your 17-18 parking assignment, you will need to do so by contacting the Parking Office.
  • ­Please note that permit holders currently parking in Bakery Square and any Downtown parking area will not need to apply.
  • Please refer to our FAQ page on our website for any additional questions regarding the automatic rollover and waitlist process. 

Student’s permits will not be automatically rolled over.  All students interested in parking for the 17-18 year, must apply at during the waitlist period.


Opt Out Permit Period                        05/15/17 through 05/26/17

Waitlist Period                                    06/01/17 through 06/15/17

For 2017-2018, the average parking rate will increase by $4.83 per month.  It is expected, however, that continued improvements in the parking system will necessitate larger rate increases in future years. This year’s rates are as follows. (Please note these are monthly rates, unless otherwise noted):

2017-2018 Parking Rate Chart

Additionally, our current Parking Advisory Board will be dissolved and beginning in fall 2017, we will establish the Parking & Transportation Advisory Board with broad faculty, staff, and student representation, which will provide a forum for the campus community to consider and evaluate issues related to parking and transportation services including policy and operations.  The PTAB will provide recommendations to the AVP for Facilities Management and Campus Services and the Vice President for Operations regarding parking and transportation policy for CMU. 

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Thank you,

Michelle Porter
Carnegie Mellon University
Director, Parking & Transportation Services
East Campus Garage
5000 Forbes Avenue Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 268-6278 - office
(412) 268-7825 - facsimile