Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University Current Faculty, Staff, Students: Permit Information

Currently, all parking permits have waiting lists.  Please feel free to submit a parking application, view the current rates, or explore more options below.   Email the completed application to our office, or stop in the East Campus garage office.  We are open M-F, 8 AM - 4:30 PM.

Student permits are paid in full through the end of the Academic year; the location choices and rates for students can be found by viewing a PDF file.



New Employee or Student

Welcome to Carnegie Mellon University!  In this section you will be able to navigate to documents and literature to either view online or print for your reference.  Continue to the next slide to explore further information regarding parking or commuting to work or school!



Begin by viewing our list of services.   We also have electric scooters for CMU affiliates to borrow who may have permanent or temporary mobility issues.  Email our office or stop in if you are in a need for an electric scooter to get around campus!

Other services that you may utilize with a valid CMU ID are the Shuttle & Escort Service and Port Authority of Allegheny County.   CMU Shuttle & Escort Services brochure can be viewed or printed.

You may also park as a per-day-paying customer to any of our four campus garages.  The rates and directions to the garages are listed on this brochure (PDF).



All current faculty, staff, students or visitors are encouraged to subscribe to our email subscription service.  You will receive important information about garage updates, events, or construction projects that may affect your daily commute.

Current parking permit rates can be downloaded or viewed as a PDF file.  The rates are per month, and are for CMU Affiliates only.  Students pay for both semesters of parking when the permit is acquired.

We have waiting lists for all permits at this time.  Please visit our FAQ page for further information.  The first step to apply for parking is to submit a parking application to our office.  Please take the time to explore all parking options in this section.

Explore CMU's map to find the parking location that you would be interested in joining the waiting list.

(updated:  November 22, 2019)


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Parking Permit Forms & Policies

Parking Application Form (PDF) for Current Faculty, Staff and CMU Students

Please complete this form and submit to P&TS by email, or stop by our office in the East Campus Garage.  Our office hours are M-F, 8 AM  - 4:30 PM.

Non-CMU Affiliate (Sponsored Employee) Application (This application is for CMU affiliates who are sponsored employees of the University.  If you are not receiving compensation directly from CMU, you would complete this form.

Carpool Application (PDF)

Current faculty, staff, and students who have an active permit should complete this form if they share a ride or carpool with other members of the campus community.  Once the form is completed, please email or stop in our office in the East Campus Garage, and the carpool leader (permit holder) will receive a discount of $10 beginning with their next payroll deduction.  Applications will be sent to current carpool members to complete each academic year. ** Students will receive the discount when they purchase the permit**

Three times in a permit year (September through August), carpool members are permitted to drive to work on their own.  You will receive validated parking in the East Campus Garage for these three times that the carpool members are arriving to campus on the same day, regardless of the original carpool leader's permit location.  You will receive a punch card to be presented when you receive validated parking.

The University’s Parking Regulations, Policies and Procedures (pdf) apply to all vehicles operated on University property. The University is not responsible for loss or damage incurred to vehicles or the contents in the vehicles using University facilities or operated on University property. The Parking & Transportation Services office issues permits only to members of the University community, subject to the conditions that permit holders abide by the Policies and agree to pay the fees charged for parking permits and all costs or penalties associated with violations of the Regulations. Monies that are owed to Parking & Transportation Services must be paid before an application will be included in the permit assignment process. The Policies define specific violations and explain the University’s enforcement practices; including ticketing and imposition of fines, payment and appeal procedures and, where necessary, immobilization or external enforcement (i.e. towing). Parking & Transportation Services reserves the right to ticket and tow any vehicle located on University property if that vehicle does not display a valid parking hang tag.


Reminder!  If you have forgotten your permit hang tag, please stop in our office in the East Campus Garage to purchase a temporary hang tag for a one-time fee of $3.