Frequently Asked Questions
Graduate students are eligible for any available monthly parking permits and are considered staff since they are paid by JHU. For undergraduates, we have partnered with The Inn at the Colonnade to provide a parking option close to campus. Please contact Stephen Nyitrai at 410-554-7566 or Steve.Nyitrai@hilton.com for further information.
New employees are offered their selection of available parking in our garages and lots. To get started, please complete the Request Parking Permit form. One of our staff will contact you to take the next steps.
The Education Building has its own dedicated parking lot with pay-to-park meters.
Evening students may park in visitor parking or purchase an evening-only hang tag.
Visitors at Homewood have several parking options, and these are detailed on the visitor parking page.
Yes, all our garages, lots, and other spaces are paid parking options.
We accept cash, credit card, or check. Employees paid by the University may save 20-40% of their parking costs by paying via a pre-tax payroll deduction.
Complete the Request Parking Permit form. A member of our staff will take it from there.
View the accessible parking page. There are options for both long- and short-term accessible parking permits, along with more information about how to obtain one.
We currently accept credit card, cash, or check payments. Credit is accepted in person or on the phone. Cash is accepted in person only. Checks are accepted in person or via the postal system. Send checks to:
JHU Transportation Services
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Citations can also be paid online using the Make a Payment form.
Yes, please complete the citation appeals form, and a member of our staff will get in touch with you. If this is your first time getting a ticket, you may be eligible to have your fine waived.
Location and Rates
Parking rates vary based on location and type of parking. Faculty, staff, and graduate students (if receiving pay from the University) may pay for parking via payroll deduction.
Current monthly rates are:
- Parking Garages
- Reserved spaces: $160
- General parking: $112
- Surface Lots
- On Campus: $70
- Off Campus (Charles Village): $70
- Eastern Campus Upper Lot: $58
- Eastern Campus Upper Lot Reserved: $84
- Departmental Reserved Lots: $105
- Faculty Hangtags: $112
- Accessible Parking: $70
- Evening Only Hangtag: $20 through the end of the fiscal year
Apply for a parking permit
The Homewood campus has three main garages, accessed using your J-Card. These facilities are the most centrally located parking options we offer.
South Garage (Reserved and General Parking)
The South Garage is located under the Decker Quadrangle, with elevator access to surface level at Mason Hall. Reserved spaces in the South Garage are numbered. Permit holders will have sole access to their assigned space from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on any regular campus business day excluding University holidays.
West Gate Garage (Reserved Parking)
The West Gate Garage is located on campus behind the Johns Hopkins Club, near the Chemistry building. Reserved spaces in the West Gate Garage are numbered. Permit holders will have sole access to their assigned space from 7 am to 6pm on any regular campus business day excluding University Holidays.
San Martin Garage (Reserved and General Parking)
The San Martin Garage is on the west side of campus on San Martin Drive, a short walk from the Homewood Campus. Access to the campus is via a pedestrian bridge over San Martin Drive, or the exit on the north side of the garage to street level. Reserved spaces in the San Martin Garage are marked as reserved, but not assigned to a specific individual.
Five surface lots are close to or on the Homewood Campus’s edges, providing convenient access to our campus at a lower cost than the garages. These lots are accessible using your J-Card.
Wyman General is on the south end of Campus on Wyman Park Drive.
Muller Deck and Homewood Field (North Surface Lot permit permits you to park in both locations) serve the north end of the campus. Muller Deck is on San Martin Drive, across from the Bloomberg building. The Homewood Field lot is accessible from University Parkway.
Some off-campus buildings have dedicated surface lots nearby, including:
- Interfaith Center
- Abel Wolman House
- Steinwald Alumni House
- Education Building
- Johns Hopkins Press
- Johns Hopkins at Eastern (Upper Lot)
Parking hangtags for these lots are available only to paid permit holders who work in those specific buildings.
Small parking areas behind the Athletic Center, Olin Hall, 3001 Remington Avenue, and along Wyman Park Drive are reserved for employees of the respective buildings. A limited number of spaces are sold with overflow parking at the Muller Deck for Athletics Reserved and Wyman Reserved for Olin Hall.
The faculty hangtag program provides convenient curbside spaces for faculty members on selected small campus surface lots, service roads, and on the Muller Deck. Faculty spaces are those located closest to academic buildings and offices. Due to varying schedules and over-subscription (as we have not turned away any eligible requests), there is a small chance that a designated lot will be filled on an unusual high-attendance day. Overflow spaces will be provided at the upper level of the West Gate Garage only.
Evening-only hangtags allow access to faculty spaces after 3:45 p.m. and open lots on campus beginning at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. A valid J-Card ID must be presented to the parking office staff listing graduate student, post-doc, faculty, or staff on the ID. Undergraduate students are not eligible for the evening-only hangtag under any circumstances.
Parking Lot Rentals
We have opportunities to rent portions or entire parking lots or garages on the Homewood campus and in the surrounding area, depending on availability and timing.
Typically, evenings and weekends are more available, although daytime hours may be an option depending how many spaces are needed. Parking attendants are an added cost.
To make a reservation, check availability, or ask questions about renting a lot, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-7275.
Campus departments may pre-purchase parking vouchers for their visitors via department/internal payment only at the following locations:
- South Garage: $12 weekday / $8 evenings and weekends
- San Martin Garage: $10 weekday / $8 evenings and weekends
These vouchers can be purchased (minimum of 10 required) by emailing email@example.com with the following information:
- Requestor Name/Department
- Requestor Phone campus phone number
- Requestor email address
- Request type: Service permit, South garage voucher, San Martin garage voucher, etc.
- # of vouchers/permits being requested (remembering that garage vouchers have a minimum of 10 required)
- Cost Center/IO that should be billed
- Fund # (if applicable)
- If vouchers to a garage was requested, please advise if they should be emailed or printed for pick up in the Parking office.
Visitors using vouchers will simply need to scan the ticket that was pulled upon entry at the exit gate, once the amount owed appears, you will scan the voucher at the exit gate and the gate should raise.
- JHU Campus Metered Visitor Hangtag: $10
- School of Education Lot Visitor Hangtag: $6
Vouchers must be purchased in advance and provided to visitors prior to their arrival, as they must be dated and displayed in the vehicle while it is parked with permanent ink ONLY.
Rules and Regulations
All vehicles entering JHU property are governed by the below rules and regulations. All parking on the Homewood campus is reserved for the exclusive use of active members of the Homewood Campus Paid Parking System, except where specifically provided for by designated visitor parking areas, by written notice, or by special permit issued by the University. Violators are subject to citation, immobilization, and/or towing.
University administration reserves the right to refuse parking privileges to anyone found to abuse the parking system’s regulations and/or procedures. The Johns Hopkins University’s Transportation Services website maintains all parking and traffic regulations. Changes will be announced by the administration on the website or by other means as may be appropriate. The University reserves the right to make changes in exigent circumstances without prior notice.
All staff must request to cancel parking in writing or use the Cancel Parking Permit form to cancel parking.
If you have a payroll hang tag with an expiration date and are on payroll, this does not mean the permit has expired, and your payroll deduction will stop. You must still submit your request to cancel your parking in writing. If you have an expired hang tag and are on payroll, please contact the Parking Office if you have not received a message about how to obtain an updated hang tag. We make every effort to announce when the new hang tags are available, but sometimes not all staff are reached.
All vehicle operators are subject to existing Maryland motor vehicle laws while on the Homewood, JH @ Eastern, and JH @ Keswick campuses. In addition, University traffic regulations also apply. Violations include but are not limited to:
- Exceeding 15 mph on any campus roadway or parking lot, including driving in a manner or at a speed that is not reasonable or proper.
- Operation of motorcycles or scooters on university walkways, lawns, or other unauthorized campus areas.
- Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians.
- Operation of a bicycle in a reckless or endangering manner or at a speed greater than reasonable for campus conditions.
Parking on lawns or blocking campus roadways, fire lanes, delivery entrances, service vehicle areas, walkways, handicapped areas, and other unauthorized parking areas is prohibited at all times, including university holidays and weekends.
- Official posted signs shall govern the use of all areas on all John Hopkins campuses, as defined above. Parking is confined to those areas specifically marked (“striped”) as parking spaces.
- Parking at any time on campus roads, lawns, loading docks, service areas, walkways, delivery entrances, student life staff areas, or any other unauthorized parking area is prohibited.
- Unauthorized parking in restricted areas is prohibited. “Faculty Permit Parking Only”, “Handicapped Parking Only”, “Service Vehicle Only”, “Loading Zones”, “Visitor reserved at Keswick”, and areas signed “Parking by Special Permit at all times” are all restricted areas.
- Parking at an expired or malfunctioning metered parking space is prohibited.
- Parked vehicles may not extend beyond the length of a designated space into a driving lane or pedestrian path.
- Failure to park the entire vehicle between lines that designate the width of a parking space is prohibited.
- Securing or using parking privileges through misrepresentation or fraud, including misusing visitor hangtags, is prohibited.
- Failure to display issued JHU special parking permits or faculty hangtags while parked on campus is prohibited and will likely result in fines, immobilization, and/or towing.
- Vehicle storage (over 24 hours) is permitted in the South Garage and the San Martin Garage. Storing a vehicle for more than five days requires permission from the JHU Transportation Services.
University Parking officials and Broadway Services Inc. parking staff enforce campus parking and traffic regulations.
Eligible JHU staff and eligible students must register and display hangtags on the registered vehicle when parked on the Homewood campus, including the JH @ Eastern and JH @ Keswick campuses. Eligible faculty hangtag members must display the faculty hangtag when parked on the Homewood and JH @ Eastern campuses. Parking registrations are not transferable among individuals. Registration materials and information can be found online or from the Homewood Transportation Services office located in the South Garage under the Decker Quadrangle. The telephone number is 410-516-7275 (PARK).
Regular parking includes 24-hour access or overnight parking on the Homewood campus, JH @ Eastern, or JH @ Keswick, whether on controlled access lots or open space parking areas. Where approved, 24-hour or overnight parking requires payment of an additional fee, equivalent to the current Reserved parking rate, prorated to a per day rate, for each overnight exception granted and is payable in advance. Alternatively, 24-hour parking is allowed in garages by registering for parking or paying the applicable accrued daily fees as a Visitor. An exception to this regulation may be made in emergency or urgent circumstances, with approval from Homewood Transportation Services. Members who work an overnight shift at Hopkins are exempt from this provision.
- Parking facilities are available to faculty and staff for university business and to eligible students attending courses on the Homewood campus.
- Homewood staff and eligible students desiring parking on the Homewood campus, JH @ Eastern, or JH @ Keswick, must register with the parking office and purchase a parking access card to park on controlled access gated lots.
- “Faculty Only” designated parking areas identified on the map and with signs are available to eligible Homewood faculty hangtag members until 3:45 p.m. each weekday when evening hangtag holders may utilize these spaces. Eligible parkers must be registered with the parking office and display a faculty hangtag parking permit while parked on campus.
- Students residing in campus housing and having the academic standing of freshmen are not eligible to park on campus except during periods when parking restrictions are suspended. Ineligible students are permitted to use the Visitor pay parking areas.
- Part-time students in the School of Professional Studies, G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering, and Krieger School of Arts & Sciences may purchase valid parking access cards after 3:45 p.m. (Monday thru Friday) for use on designated lots only. Part-time students may also use visitor parking at the various locations on campus and pay the posted rates.
- Please note that all staff must submit the request to cancel parking in writing only or use the Cancel Parking Permit form on this website. If you have a payroll hang tag with an expiration date and are on payroll, please note that this does not mean that the permit has expired and your payroll deduction will stop. You must still submit the request to cancel your parking in writing. If you have an expired hang tag and are on payroll, please contact the parking office if you have not received an email about how to obtain an updated hang tag. We make every effort to announce when the new hang tags are available, but sometimes not all staff are reached.
Visitors to the University should park in designated visitor parking areas.
Current visitor parking areas include:
- South Garage
- San Martin Garage
Visitors to the Homewood House Museum may park at the museum lot in the rear of the AMR dormitories by entering campus through the North Gate on University Parkway.
Please view the Homewood accessible parking requirements on our transportation Services website. Visitors requiring accessible parking should either use marked spaces on campus or request a transport by calling Homewood Transportation Services at 410-516-7275.
Parking fines currently in effect:
$35 – Lost or stolen hangtag replacement fee
$50 – Each parking violation, including expired parking meter, unless otherwise specified (if applicable)
$70 – Inappropriate use of and/or altering the date on a Visitor hangtag
$100 – Securing parking privileges through misrepresentation or fraud; Vehicle may be booted, and a $115 boot fee will be applied
$70 – Parking illegally in a designated Handicapped area
Administrative and Towing Fees currently in effect:
$50 – Research of vehicle registration fee and outside search fee
$50 – Return check fee
$115 – Release of booted vehicle, plus all outstanding fines; additional fees may apply for vehicles not on the Homewood campus
$500 – Maximum towing charge, excluding possible storage charges and outstanding parking fines
Two unpaid parking citations subject a vehicle to be placed on a Boot List and/or Tow-Away List without notice. The vehicle will be booted (immobilized) if two or more fines are outstanding and not under appeal or if fines are not in the payroll deduction process. Failure to pay parking fines or to comply with university regulations shall result in booting or towing at the vehicle owner’s expense and risk to Greenwood’s Garage at 1370 West North Avenue. Parking privileges may also be canceled. All parking fines and applicable administrative fees must be paid before releasing the vehicle to the owner. Booted vehicles unclaimed after 48 hours, during an emergency, or if deemed necessary by the university will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense and risk without notice. Vehicles parked in fire lanes, disabled areas, delivery areas, service vehicle areas, or vehicles blocking roadways and access doors may be towed without notice. Persons without parking privileges with two or more outstanding violations described above are subject to booting and/or towing.
Fines can be paid in person or mailed to Homewood Transportation Services in the South Garage, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218. Checks should be made payable to Johns Hopkins University. Please do not send cash. Fines and boot fees also may be paid by VISA or MASTERCARD.
Individuals with parking privileges and not on the payroll deduction list and students with or without parking privileges or with two or more outstanding parking fines will be placed on the Boot List.
Once a vehicle has been booted, the fines and boot fees must be paid by Cash or Credit Card. NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Individuals who feel that a notice of violation has been improperly issued may submit a written appeal within seven days of receipt of a parking citation. Appeals should be conducted online or sent in writing to the Homewood Transportation Services office at 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218. Appeals will not be accepted after seven days from the violation date.
Persons with parking privileges are entitled to the use of appropriate designated parking areas. Acceptance of parking privileges (access card, special permits, and hangtags) constitutes an agreement between the parker and the University that the University shall not be responsible for loss or damage to the vehicle, its accessories, or contents resulting from theft, fire, collision, or any other cause.
As a reminder, all University employees are encouraged to check their pay vouchers regularly. Erroneous parking deductions can only be refunded to the beginning of the most recent calendar or fiscal year, whichever is most recent due, to IRS and University regulations.