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Visitor Parking

Visitors to the Texas A&M University campus are always welcome. Transportation Services has provided parking accommodations for visitors in locations listed on this page. The fee for parking in these areas is posted at the entrance to each parking facility. If parking is not available in one of these areas or if special arrangements are needed, please call Transportation Services at 979.862.PARK. University affiliates who park on campus are required to purchase a permit, therefore, we ask visitors to refrain from parking in areas designated for faculty, staff and students, unless prior arrangements are made through Transportation Services. Violators are subject to ticketing and/or towing. Faculty, staff and students are responsible for any citations that are issued to visiting family members. Should a relative of TAMU faculty, staff or students receive parking citations, Transportation Services has the authority to bill the citations to the University's affiliate.

Free Timed Parking

A limited number of spaces on campus are designated as timed parking and intended for short term parking only. These spaces are designated by signs and/or paint on the curb/space which indicates the period of time someone may park in the space. No permit is required to park in the timed spaces. These areas are strictly enforced to ensure their availability.

Timed Parking Map

Hourly Visitor Parking

Real-Time Availability

Central Campus Garage 113
University Center Garage 177
West Campus Garage 221

ParkMe App

Get real-time occupancy, rates, hours of operation and accepted payment types for several visitor parking facilities right on your smartphone or desktop!

iPhone app     Android app


Use the Visitor Parking Map to find the visitor parking location closest to your destination (Visitor Parking lots/garages highlighted in blue). Use the Search box in the top right-hand corner to locate buildings, offices, dining facilities and other points of interest.

Hourly Motorcycle Parking

Hourly motorcycle visitor parking is available in any motorcycle space on campus using pay by phone and your license plate number. Create an account online.

Hourly Visitor Parking Rates

Daytime Rates 6am - 4:59pm
Entry - 1 hr $2
1 hr 1 min - 1 hr 59 min $4
2 hrs - 2 hrs 29 min $5
2.5 hrs - 2 hrs 59 min $6
3 hrs - 3hrs 29 min $6.50
Each additional 1/2 hour $.50
Night Rates 5pm - 5:59am
$.50 per hour
Max Daily Rate: $15 in Central Campus, University Center and West Campus Garages; no maximum in other visitor areas
Lost Ticket Fee: $15
Citation for Inability to Pay: $40
Accepted: Cash, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover - No checks

Vehicles in unpaid spaces will be cited. Customers have 15 minutes to exit the facility after payment is rendered. Additional payment is required after 15 minutes.

How to Pay

Cashiers are available during normal business hours to accept payment or validate tickets in University Center and Central Campus garages. All visitor parking locations accept cash, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover - No checks.

How to Use Pay By Phone
How to Use Extend By Phone
How to Use Pay Machines

Pre-paid Visitor Permits

In addition to the hourly rate facilities, visitors may choose to pre-pay for daily, weekly or monthly parking by logging in to My Account with their NetID and clicking "Purchase event or available annual permit". Visitors without an existing account must first create an account. Refer to the maps below to view available parking locations during the time you will be visiting campus.

  Fall/Spring
Map
Summer
Map
Daily $5 $5
Weekly $20 $12
Monthly $30 $30

Department Guests

Guests should contact their department or event sponsor for parking information or park in an hourly visitor parking area.

The Transportation Services Special Event unit provides scheduling for parking, traffic devices and officer support for all your special event, conference and department guest needs. Requests are fulfilled based upon availability. More department guest information

Temporary Parking

Temporary parking permits for surface lots are available on a limited basis. The issue of a temporary surface lot permit is contingent upon space availability as determined by Transportation Services. Individuals who do not have a current parking permit and who need to park on campus temporarily may purchase a temporary permit at the Transportation Services office in 108 Koldus during normal business hours. Permit holders may also purchase a temporary permit for their designated lot upon approval by Transportation Services. There is a fee for temporary parking permits for both those affiliated and those not affiliated with the University.