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Hourly Visitor Parking

Visitor parking is available in garage and surface parking areas across campus.

Use the Visitor Parking Map to find the 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.

Visitor parking map

Hourly Visitor Parking Rates

Duration 6am - 5:59pm 6pm - 5:59am
Entry - 1 hr $3 $1.50
1 hr - 2 hrs $5 $2.50
2 hrs - 3 hrs $7 $3.50
3 hrs - 4 hrs $9 $4.50
Each additional 1 hour $1 $0.50
Max daily rate: $15 (per entry)
Lost ticket fee: $40
Citation for inability to pay: $40

Vehicles in unpaid spaces will be cited. Customers have 15 minutes to exit garage facilities after payment is rendered. Additional payment is required after 15 minutes. This does not apply to Northside Garage.

Real-Time Garage Availability

Garage Spaces
CAIN • Cain Garage 387
CCG • Central Campus Garage 313
UCG • University Center Garage 383
WCG • West Campus Garage 285
Cain Garage Access

Access to Cain Garage will vary with each phase of construction throughout the MSC Streets Renovation project. For garage access and project info, see below.

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Project Info

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.

How to Pay

All surface lot locations accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover – no checks. In addition all garage visitor parking locations have at least one machine that accepts cash. Cashiers are available during normal business hours to accept payment in Unviersity Center and Cain Garage.

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



Pay for Hourly Parking with your Phone

Skip the line! Some hourly visitor parking areas accept payment with your mobile phone via the ParkMobile App.

  • Easy to register and use
  • Saves you time and money
  • Use the app’s suggested nearby zones to start parking quicker
  • Extend your parking session on-the-go
  • Save Favorite and Recently Used zones
  • Optional, customizable expiration notifications
  • Ability to view parking history
  • Add up to 5 license plate numbers to your profile at a time

See available parking lots and garages

It's easy to use!

  1. Download the ParkMobile app, available on the AppStore, Google Play, or Windows Store, or those without a smartphone may use the mobile web app.
  2. Sign up with your email, license plate number, and a payment method.
  3. Once registered, you may begin to use ParkMobile immediately to pay on-the-go!

More on ParkMobile

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, except in Lot 104. These areas are strictly enforced to ensure their availability.

Timed Parking Map

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
Weekly $20
Monthly $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.

Rules and Enforcement

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.

Using campus parking facilities for any purpose other than what they are intended is prohibited. No recreational activity may occur within parking lots or garages, including stairwells, without prior authorization from Transportation Services.

Violators are subject to ticketing, booting and/or towing. Faculty, staff and students are responsible for any citations that are issued to visiting family members. Should a relative of Texas A&M University faculty, staff or students receive parking citations, Transportation Services has the authority to bill the citations to the University's affiliate.

Transportation Services reserves the right of refusal for any activity. For questions, please contact Customer Assistance at 979.862.PARK or email parking@tamu.edu.