Parking Updates

*Coming in June - A new and improved online one day parking permit ordering system*

COVID-19 reduced commuter parking rates will be in effect through the end of August 2021.

Active commuting permits will be valid through the end of August 2021. Click here for important updates related to FY22 rates, commuting options and FY20 extended annual parking permits renewals.

If you cancelled your annual parking permit this year, you will need to reapply before you return to campus. Click here for more details.

Online $10 a day rates will be in place for faculty, staff, and students through December 31, 2021. Point of sale transactions at the HBS and SFPG booths will be $10 a day through the end of August 2021. Click here to purchase online daily permits. An updated online daily permit site (HOPPS) will be available this summer.

New multispacer meters have been installed in the Observatory and 2 Hague Street lots. The rate is $1.50 per hour. No permit is necessary for this option however there is a strict 4-hour limit.

The new ZipBy parking app will be available this summer to Harvard commuters utilizing the Webster surface lot, and the 52 Oxford Street & Soldiers Field Park garages. It allows affiliates to book parking online. Printed permits are not required. Your cell phone Bluetooth technology will open the gates and pedestrian doors. The rate is $1.50 per hour. There are no time limits. More details will be available soon.

To switch from transit to an annual parking permit, please review this tutorial. Cambridge/Allston employees are strongly encouraged to sign up for an annual parking permit online.


We are committed to providing safe, reliable parking as well as related motorist assistance to the University community.  We support the mission of the University through a collaborative effort that emphasizes flexibility, fairness, sensitivity, and mutual respect.


Visiting the Parking Office

For information about visiting the parking office, click here.