[Published: Nov. 19, 2020; Updated Dec. 10, 2020]

In continued support of campus health and safety and the management of non-affiliated visitors, 24/7 parking enforcement on the main campus will continue during the upcoming university’s winter closure with two exceptions:

  • Friday, Dec. 25, and
  • Friday, Jan. 1.

On those dates, parking enforcement in commuter, resident, and visitor spaces on the main campus will be suspended and permits will not be required to park. 

At all other times, including nights and weekends, all vehicles are required to have an active permit to park on the main campus.

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.

Obtain a permit if you need to park

Stanford affiliates

Stanford affiliates, residents, and sponsored commuters can use the online ordering system to obtain a monthly (long-term) or daily (short-term) parking permit.

Stanford visitors

Please note that posted time limits in visitor parking areas still apply and that hourly visitor parking spaces have been temporarily removed from the campus core. Stanford visitors, including those visiting residents, have two options:

Weekday parking enforcement continues in Hoover Pavilion Garage, Lot 1A, and at Stanford Redwood City 

Weekday parking enforcement in Hoover Pavilion Garage, Lot 1A, and at Stanford Redwood City will also continue during the upcoming holiday season and the university’s winter closure except on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

On those two dates, enforcement will be suspended in commuter and visitor spaces in Hoover Pavilion Garage and Lot 1A, and in all 'C-SRWC' parking lots and visitor spaces, including Barron Garage, Broadway Lot, and Bay Lot

Please note that Hoover Pavilion Garage, Lot 1A, and the Redwood City campus did not transition to 24/7 enforcement. Parking in those locations is enforced Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in special zones, such as disabled parking, red zones, and fire lanes.

Temporary parking adjustments along Roth Way as of Dec. 11

As of Friday, Dec. 11, some commuter spaces along Roth Way between Lomita Drive and Lasuen Street will be unavailable until further notice. In continued support of campus health and safety, this temporary change is being implemented to manage campus access and reduce illegal parking by external visitors attempting to enter the Oval and other restricted areas. Located inside the Academic Campus Zone, the Oval is currently restricted to students, faculty, staff, and postdoctoral scholars approved to be on campus.

Commuter parking will remain on the south side of Roth Way near Lomita Drive. Enhanced parking enforcement will take place in the area to ensure those spaces are reserved for Stanford commuters with valid ‘A’ parking permits 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Violators are subject to citation. Due to construction, please note that commuter parking availability in this location may be further impacted on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 6 - 10 a.m. 

Among nearby alternatives, ‘A’ commuter parking can also be found in Roth Way Garage, while ‘C’ commuter parking is available along Museum Way.

Please refer to our map of Parking Impacts at Roth Way for more information about this temporary change and available parking alternatives.

Keep your vehicle and bike secure

Theft in parking and bicycle areas has been reported on Stanford’s main campus and at Stanford Redwood City. When parking, please take steps to secure your bike or vehicle and its contents.  

In an attempt to prevent vehicle theft, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends the following:

  • Always take your keys with you, close your windows and lock the doors, and park in well-lit areas.
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially where they can be seen, or leave the area while your vehicle is running.
  • Avoid leaving your vehicle unattended for long periods of time, especially in publicly accessible areas.

Stanford’s Department of Public Safety reminds the campus community that if you “see something, say something.” Immediately report suspicious activity by dialing 9‑1‑1 or 650.329.2413, which is the non-emergency, 24/7 number.

If you have questions about parking permits, please contact us at transportation@stanford.edu or by calling 650.723.9362. For questions about parking enforcement, you can reach us at parkingoperations@stanford.edu or 650.723.9362.