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Through August 15, general area and reserved parking restrictions will be lifted for all parking permit owners. 

As long as you possess a valid Mason permit, you may park in the general parking areas or in any reserved parking area that is not gate restricted.  While we are offering flexibility in parking at this time, please note that the following spaces will still be enforced:

  • Time zone parking
  • Disabled parking
  • Individual reserved spaces
  • Administrative, state vehicle, and service spaces
  • Spaces designated for specific uses via signage

All regular parking rules and regulations will be enforced beginning August 16.

Fall semester parking permits will only be sold online, beginning Monday, August 3. Permits will only be sold on a per-semester basis. 

Mason Parking Services suspended parking payroll deductions through August.  Payroll deduction will begin again on September 1. 

If you don't want payroll deductions to resume, return your parking permit (and access card, if applicable) to Parking Services no later than August 10.  You'll get a confirmation receipt via e-mail. Permits should be mailed to:

Mason Parking Services

4400 University Drive MSN 1G4

Fairfax, VA 22030

For visitors and those who are only on campus sporadically, there will be daily, weekly, and monthly options which can be purchased online, as well as some mobile payment options to reduce the need to use parking pay stations in Rappahannock Deck and at the Field House.  parking pay stations, which will be cleaned regularly.

The Transportation website will list semester permit rates as well as daily, weekly, and monthly rates. 

All permits are printable with the exception of those for motorcycles. We will not mail hang tags. You’ll need to print and display the permit on the vehicle dashboard. You have 10 days from purchase to print your permit.

For those students, faculty, and staff members without parking permits, there is a daily, downloadable, and free option available on all three campuses through August 15, 2020.  Find details on the Transportation site.

Starting on August 16, a current and valid parking permit will be required. 

Mason Parking in Fairfax has closed the parking office to walk-in traffic and moved to an appointment-only system. Everyone is encouraged to use on-line parking resources as much as possible. Check the Arlington Parking and SciTech Parking pages for information on those campuses.

To schedule an appointment, email:

For additional questions, contact Parking Services.

Changes for Fall Semester

  • West Campus: Permits will not be sold due to discontinued fall semester shuttle service. All permits are still valid at West Campus if needed.  
  • Rappahannock Parking Deck: The gates for the reserved levels (3 through 5) will remain lifted for the semester, so an access card will not be required. A valid Rappahannock reserved permit is still required to park on reserved levels and will be enforced. 
  • Freshman Resident: Students can purchase any permit except the General and Lot M/P permits.  They can also select the “Resident Lite” permit option, which is valid in Lots K, M, O, and P. 
  • Off Campus Freshman: Students can buy the “General Lot” permit option. 
  • Sophomore Residents: The “General Lot” permit option is available.  
  • Payroll Deduction Permits: For employees who pay via payroll deduction, permits will not change and will automatically renew in September. Any employees wishing to stop payroll deduction must mail their permit (and gate entry card, if applicable) to the Parking Services office at MS1G4. Permits must be received by August 10 to stop deductions for the September 1 paycheck. Permits may be returned at any time to stop future deductions. The process to end your parking payroll deduction will be initiated upon our receipt of your parking permit.
  • Short-Term Parking: For students, faculty and staff who do not require parking on campus on a regular basis, there are daily, weekly, and monthly options available online.  Hourly visitor parking is available in all parking garages at $3/hour with a $15 daily maximum. At the Field House in Lots M & P, daily parking for $3 can be purchased via pay station in front of the Field House or using the ParkMobile app.