[Published: August 16, 2021]

Commuter and resident parking permits are now available for the new fiscal year in our online ordering system.

If you plan to park during weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., or as posted on signage, you can purchase a daily or monthly ‘A,’ ‘C,’ ‘C-SRWC,’ ‘Z,’ or ‘MC’ permit with a start date on or after Sept. 1. Department, vendor and contractor parking permits also are available.

Please note: Students must be registered for fall classes or have a 2021-22 housing contract to purchase a permit.

Affordability and hybrid work schedules

Stanford has kept the 'C' permit as a lower-cost option. In FY'21 and FY'22, parking rates have been held at FY'20 rates.

We understand that in response to significant changes due to COVID-19, many employees are determining their hybrid work/commute schedules for the fall. We are committed to helping you select the best permit for you.

  • Confused as to whether to purchase a daily vs. monthly permit? Use our Permit Picker! It’s simple. Just enter the number of days you anticipate parking per month and this tool will calculate your most affordable option. 
  • Missing the ‘Scratcher’ permit days? We’ve heard that customers miss the convenience of purchasing daily permits in advance and redeeming them easily. We are investigating an easy-to-use app-based option to make daily parking quicker and easier. Stay tuned — we will let you know when we are closer to launch.
  • Want less stress and more convenience? If purchasing a daily permit on the days you commute adds stress to your morning, consider purchasing a monthly permit.

To make it easier to find information about saving on your commute and identify your best options, we have a new Return to Your Commute Toolkit.

What steps to take

  • If you have an active permit beyond Aug. 31, 2021, no action is needed unless you wish to adjust the details of your permit. 
  • For those with permits expiring or who need a permit as of Sept. 1:
  • To check the status of your permit, select “Permits” under “My Account,” where you can view your active permit(s). For step-by-step instructions, visit our “How To Check the Status of Your Permit” guide.

How do I purchase a department, vendor, or contractor permit?

To purchase department, vendor, or contractor permits, visit the following webpages: 

If you have questions about your parking permit options, please contact us at transportation@stanford.edu or 650.723.9362. 

We recognize that commuting is a personal choice, especially at this time. Stanford commuters are encouraged to assess and select the option(s) that best meet their needs. Information we provide about commute options is provided as a courtesy for those who need it and is not intended to encourage specific commute mode choices.