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Permits for special circumstances


Additional Parker
Additional Vehicle
All Lots Parking Permits
Alumni/ae
Charter Buses and Vans
Cross-registered/Wellesley Students
DAPER Members
Department Vehicles
Event Parking and Attendant Services
Evening and After Hours
Handicapped Plates
  Medical Permits
Motorcycles
Non-Employee Commuters
Overnight and Extended Parking
Parking Placards
Reserved Parking
Replacement Stickers
Spouses or Spousal Equivalents
Summer Parking
Temporary Parking

Additional Parker

Individuals who use their MIT ID card to gain access to an MIT parking facility may authorize another person (spouse, friend, relative) who has an MIT ID card to park in the designated parking area. This does not allow for the parking of two vehicles, only the ability for either person to access the parking gates.

The online application must be filled out each year, and the alternate parker must be designated as such with the MIT Card Office.

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Additional Vehicle

A commuter who has multiple vehicles may request an additional sticker for a second vehicle. Parkers are limited to one additional sticker. The second vehicle must be registered to the employee or a member of his/her immediate family. Only one of the vehicles may be parked in the MIT facility at any given time. Abuse of this privilege will result in the loss of all MIT parking privileges.

A commuter may obtain a second sticker during the regular annual application process or by applying at the Parking and Transportation Office any time during the year.

ADDITIONAL VEHICLE PARKING PERMIT
Annual Fee Payroll Deduction Student Account payment method
$60.00 Yes No Cash or Check

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All Lots Parking Permits

All Lots Parking permits are intended for departmental business purposes. The All Lots Parking permit allows a vehicle to park in MIT lots and garages throughout campus.

Vehicles using these permits must park in legal commuter parking spaces designated by white lines. An All Lots Parking permit does not authorize the user to park on sidewalks or in drive aisles, or in reserved, residential, or handicap parking spaces.

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Alumni/ae

Any alumnus/a who spends a substantial amount of time on fundraising or other MIT activities should request that the hosting department purchase a Visitor Parking pass for them. If that is not possible, alumni/ae are eligible to either purchase Visitor Parking passes directly from the Parking and Transportation Office or apply online for an Occasional Parking permit.

Learn more about obtaining and using an Occasional and Evening parking permit.

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Charter Buses and Vans

The Parking and Transportation Office operates a charter service to assist you with group transportation needs.

CHARTER VEHICLE parking rates
Permit Type Fee Payroll Deduction Student Account Payment Method Seats
Charter Bus Hourly, $92.00 No No Journal voucher or check 15 - 35
Charter Van Hourly, $70.00 No No Journal voucher or check 14

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Cross-registered and Wellesley Students

Cross-registered or Wellesley students can apply for an Occasional Parking permit to park in the Westgate Lot by filling out the Affiliate Parking application.

Learn more about obtaining and using an Occasional and Evening parking permit.

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DAPER Members

MIT affiliates who use the facilities at the Johnson Athletics Center and the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center can apply for an Occasional Parking permit to park in West Garage by filling out the Affiliate Parking application.

Learn more about obtaining and using an Occasional and Evening parking permit.

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Department Vehicles

To be considered a department vehicle, the vehicle must be owned by and registered to MIT. All MIT-owned vehicles that park in MIT parking areas must display a current MIT permit.

Department vehicles are assigned a Regular Commuter permit but pay a slightly higher fee. This permit does not count towards a department's regular permit allocation.

In keeping with MIT’s policy of distributing costs to the user, department vehicles that park in an inventoried MIT parking space must bear their share of the cost of providing that space. MIT-owned department vehicles that do not park in inventoried parking spaces are exempt from the fee.

If a department vehicle is assigned to a gated facility, the Parking and Transportation Office will issue a parking access card to be used for the department vehicle only.

Any misuse of the parking access cards may cause the parking privileges for that vehicle to be forfeited.

Application and Payment

Parking applications for a department vehicle must be approved by the department’s Parking Coordinator. When submitting a parking application for a department vehicle, the department should not use an individual's name, but rather identify each application as Dept. X Vehicle 1, Dept. X Vehicle 2, etc.

Use the Department Vehicle permit application online to request permits for department-owned vehicles. Payment for Department Vehicle permits should be made through Atlas.

DEPARTMENT VEHICLE PERMIT
Annual Fee Payroll Deduction Student Account Payment Method
$1,915 No No Journal voucher

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Evening and After Hours

Any parker with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all day on weekends and MIT holidays. Parkers with a valid MIT parking permit can park in the Main Lot after 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and all day on weekends and MIT holidays.

Employees or others who do not have an MIT parking permit can park in any non-gated lot on campus after 5 PM on weekdays and all day on weekends and MIT holidays.

Event Parking and Attendant Services

The Parking and Transportation Office will assist with parking arrangements for functions and special events. There is a $55 per hour charge with a 4-hour minimum for events that require an attendant on site.

EVENT PARKING and attendant services
Fee Payroll Deduction Student Account Payment Method
Hourly: $55.00 No No Journal voucher or check

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Handicapped Plates

Commuters and residents who have purchased a parking permit and who have handicap plates or a state placard should park in the handicap-designated spaces in their assigned parking area. No additional sticker is required.

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Medical Permits

The Parking and Transportation Office issues special parking permits for those members of the MIT community with medical conditions that impair their mobility.

Temporary medical permit

  • This permit is good for up to three months and allows parking in an area convenient to the place of work or study.
  • There are no allocated spaces.
  • Requests for special parking permits on a medical basis are reviewed by the MIT Medical Department.

Long-term medical condition

  • If you have a medical condition of a permanent or progressive nature, you will need to apply for a handicap plate or placard from the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

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Motorcycles

All motorcycles parked on campus must display a current MIT motorcycle permit, park in a designated Motorcycle Parking Area, and be registered with the Parking Office. A campus resident or commuter may purchase a motorcycle permit for six months or a full year. If a commuter already has a regular, full-time MIT parking permit, the motorcycle can be considered a second vehicle and charged the second vehicle rate. Motorcycles are not considered second vehicles for occasional parkers and campus residents and are subject to the full fee.

Designated motorcycle parking areas are located in the Hayward Lot, Kendall Lot, Main Lot, under Building 46, Plasma Fusion Lot, NW86 Lot, W91 Lot, W98 Lot, on the west side of Building W34, and in the lower level of West Garage.

Motorcycles are not allowed to park at campus bicycle racks and must park in designated motorcycle parking areas. Motorcycles, motorized scooters, and mopeds must not be driven on sidewalks and are not allowed in buildings.

Apply online for a motorcycle permit.

Please be considerate of others, and ensure that you do not park your motorcycle in such a way that it blocks the exit of other vehicles.

MOTORCYCLE PARKING PERMIT
Annual Fee Payroll Deduction Student Account Check or Cash Comments
Half-year fee, $123

Full-year fee, $246
No* No* Yes *If a motorcycle is a second vehicle, then it can be paid through payroll or student account. If a motorcycle is a primary vehicle, it can only be paid for by cash or check.

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Non-employee Commuter

Non-employee Commuter permits are available to short-term hires, consultants, contract employees, DAPER members, alumni, and vendors.

To apply for a Non-Employee Commuter permit, fill out the Afilliate Parking Application (PDF) and return it with payment to the Parking and Transportation Office in Building W20-022.

Non-employee Commuter permits count against a department's allocation.

NON-EMPLOYEE COMMUTER PERMIT
Annual Fee Payroll Deduction Student Account payment method
$1,904 No No Check, Cash, or Credit Card

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Overnight and Extended Parking

If you have a valid MIT parking permit and need to be out of town on Institute business for an extended period of time (up to two weeks), you may leave your vehicle in your assigned parking facility. Before leaving the Institute, you should:

1. Submit an Extended Parking Notification form (PDF).

2. Designate an emergency contact person who has keys to the vehicle.

3. Notify your department Parking Coordinator.

4. During the winter months, remove vehicles from the roofs of garages or open lots for ease of snow removal.

Please note: incomplete or late forms will not be approved.

MIT assumes no responsibility for the safety of any vehicle or its contents while parked on Institute property.

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Parking Placards

Parking placards are intended for departmental business purposes. The parking placard allows a vehicle with any MIT parking sticker to park in MIT lots and areas specified on the placard. Placards are not valid without a current MIT parking sticker.

Vehicles using these placards must park in legal parking spaces designated by white lines. Parking placards allow parking in an area other than an individual's assigned parking area. They do not authorize the user to park on sidewalks or, drive aisles, or in reserved, residential, or HP spaces.

Placard use is limited to two hours. Placards are not to be used for all-day parking in more convenient locations.

To obtain a parking placard, contact your Parking Coordinator.

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Reserved Parking

There are a small number of designated reserved spots in some parking facilities. The Parking Committee actively discourages the designation of any parking space as a reserved spot, especially when it is requested solely for the sake of an individual’s convenience.

The following are a few of the approved exceptions:

  • Handicap Parking is reserved for individuals with handicap parking plates.
  • Medical Reserved Parking is reserved for individuals with medical reserve stickers and/or individuals with handicap parking plates.
  • A few spaces have been reserved for department vehicles. These spaces are justified by the appropriate department on a yearly basis.

All requests for reserved parking spaces must be submitted annually to the Parking and Transportation Office via the department Parking Coordinator. These requests must include justification and an estimate of the space's usage. If a request is not submitted, or if it is denied, the reserved signage for that space will be removed and the space will return to the regular commuter parking pool.

People who have an All Lots Parking sticker or placard cannot park in a reserved space. Reserved spaces are only to be used by the authorized person or department.

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Replacement Stickers

To request a replacement sticker, fill out the replacement sticker form (PDF) and submit it, along with the old sticker, to the Parking and Transportation Office, W20-022. See the chart below for replacement sticker fees.

REPLACEMENT STICKERS
Permit Type Fee Payroll Deduction Student Account Check or Cash Comments
Replacement Sticker, with Old Sticker $10.00 No No Yes  
Replacement Sticker, Without Old Sticker $30.00 No No Yes* *No fee with a stolen vehicle report

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Spouses and Spousal Equivalents

Spouses or spousal equivalents of an MIT student, faculty, staff, or alumnus can apply for an Occasional Parking Permit to park in West Garage by filling out the Affiliate Parking application (PDF).

Learn more about obtaining and using an Occasional and Evening Parking permit.

Summer Parking

Summer parking (June, July, and August) is available to members of the MIT community who do not already have a current parking permit. Assignment to available parking facilities is on a first come, first served basis.

If you want summer parking, you should fill out an application at the Parking and Transportation Office beginning on the Monday after Commencement. A permit may be issued as long as you have no outstanding violations. Any fines must be paid before a permit will be issued.

The summer parking rate is charged by the month, and is calculated based on the annual cost of a regular commuter permit, plus a processing fee.

summer parking
Permit Type Fee Payroll Deduction Student Account Check or Cash Comments
Commuter Monthly, $175.00 No No Yes First-come, first-served
Summer Camp Monthly, $175.00 No No Yes Available for summer camp counselors
Summer Seminar Day rate, $20.00 No No Yes Conference Services

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Temporary Parking

Temporary permits are issued for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Use of a rental or replacement vehicle
  • Temporary staffing needs
  • Relatives of visiting students

If you are a permit holder and need to bring a rental or replacement car to campus, you may print your own Temporary Permit at mit.aimsparking.com.

If you need a temporary permit for temporary staff or visiting relatives, please contact the Parking and Transportation Office. A special permit will then be issued for a specific period of time. The permit will be charged at a daily rate and must be displayed on the vehicle dashboard.

Temporary permits are issued only as resources allow and may not be available on specific days or at particular times of the year; during the first week of classes, for example.

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