Whether you're visiting for an hour or a couple of days, we'll provide you with a place to park and easy access to the entire campus.
Visitors have several payment options for parking:
Mobile payment option: Use the Parkmobile app or mobile website to pay using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) at metered, pay-and-display and pay-by-space parking locations. In addition to the visitor parking fee, Parkmobile charges 35 cents for each transaction. Not all visitor spaces are equipped to accept Parkmobile payments, so look for the green Parkmobile sticker posted on the parking meter or pay machine.
Remember your parking space # for payment — a Pay by Space parking receipt need not be displayed. The Pay by Space receipt is NOT valid in any other Visitor Pay Parking location.
For visitor parking locations, please visit our Maps page.
"A," "C," and "shared" resident/commuter lots are enforced Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meters are generally enforced 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., unless otherwise posted. You are free to park in these areas after enforcement hours.
Stanford hosts should remind visitors to bring change for the parking meters; visitors may need to park at a meter temporarily while picking up a scratcher. Departments are welcome to purchase up to 20 "A" scratchers for visitor use or 20 "Visitor" scratchers per month (which allow parking in Pay & Display lots and at meters).
Resident student lots are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In order to park in these lots, you will need to have a one-day 'Resident' scratcher, valid until noon the next day. Residents in Stanford student housing are eligible to purchase up to five scratchers per month.
We honor any state's disabled person placards in all marked parking spaces on campus, including meters, designated blue spaces (handicapped parking is conveniently located near all of our buildings), service vehicle spaces and permit lots. Please visit our Persons with disabilities page.
Parking and Transportation Services is a department of Land, Buildings & Real Estate
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