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MIT parking rates (effective 9/15/19)

Parking account type Cost Annual Fee Cap
Employee Daily Rate
(gated and ungated lots)
$10.50/day $0 $1995/year
Employee Off-Campus
(leased lots, limited)
$166/month $0 No cap
Emeritus Faculty
(paid and unpaid)
$10.50/day $0 $336/year
Student Commuter $10.50/day $0 $1300/year
Campus Resident $166/month $0 No cap
(Groups of two or more employees or students)
$84/month divided by # people in carpool $0 No cap
(Consultants, contractors, volunteers, DAPER members)
$10.50/day $10/month
No cap
Department Vehicles $2390/year $0 No cap
Visitor passes and scratch cards** $32/day $0 No cap


Parking rates for FY21 will not increase, with the exception of economy ($2 per use increase when paid parking resumes).

Students, faculty, and staff no longer pay an annual fee for parking.

Motorcycles do not require an additional permit; account holders simply add the motorcycle as one of the vehicles on their account.

MIT parking account holders may park for no additional charge in any lot on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all day on weekends and MIT holidays. Note that evening and weekend parking is allowed only in spots that are not otherwise reserved.

* To request a parking account, affiliates must be sponsored and have a Kerberos account; visit the Affiliate parking page for more info.

** Employees and students may purchase scratch cards for visitors in person at the Atlas Service Center; Parking Coordinators and designated employees with the ability to commit funds may purchase them online through the parking applicationLearn more.

View a printable rates sheet.



Department Directory

Parking & Transportation Office

Atlas Service Center
Street Address: 40 Ames Street
Building: E17-106
Hours: M - F, 8AM - 6PM

parking services

Tel: 617-258-6510

t-pass services

Tel: 617-253-9701

other commuter connections


Tom Giannino

Robynn Cruz-Walker
Commuter Program Administrator

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