[Published: March 24, 2021; Updated: June 16]

JUNE 16 UPDATE: The main campus returns to weekday enforcement for commuter and visitor parking. Read our article to learn more.

On March 24, Stanford announced a gradual reopening of campus, with access to arts and athletics venues in line with Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 guidelines. More information is available in theStanford art museums, Frost Amphitheater begin to reopen” article in Stanford Report

In support of the gradual reopening of the main campus, parking enforcement in the Arts and Athletics Zones returned to weekday enforcement as of Monday, April 12, with no enforcement in these zones on evenings and weekends.

  • ‘A,’ ‘C,’ ‘Motorcycle,’ ‘Service Vehicle,’ and ‘E’ parking spaces in the Arts and Athletics Zones is enforced Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Please note that 'C or E' parking spaces at Varsity Lot (L-97) are enforced 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Visitor and hourly parking in the Arts and Athletics Zones is enforced Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Parking enforcement in other zones continues to be in effect 24/7. Please note that parking in special zones, such as disabled parking, red zones, fire lanes, and special-permit-only spaces, are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

24/7 parking enforcement continues in the Academic Campus and Campus Zones

Parking in the Academic Campus and Campus Zones continues to be restricted to Stanford faculty, staff, and students and be enforced 24/7. This is in accordance with the higher education guidance from the California Department of Public Health that calls for limiting nonessential visitors. To learn more about night and weekend parking enforcement, visit our article.

How to purchase visitor parking

Visitor and hourly parking are available in the Arts and Athletics Zones. To pay for visitor parking Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors must use the ParkMobile app as the preferred option. For those who do not have access to the app, visitor parking may be purchased through the ParkMobile website.

Visit our ParkMobile map for available locations and their Zone numbers. When using the app, we recommend that you purchase parking upon arrival once you have found available parking. The Zone number will be posted where you park.

For more information, please refer to our How To Purchase Visitor Parking page. Please note that pay stations at visitor lots have been taken offline to avoid the touching of shared surfaces that cannot be adequately disinfected throughout the day. 

If you have questions about parking enforcement or visitor parking, please contact parkingoperations@stanford.edu or 650.723.9362.