Mobile Parking Permit

Mobile Parking Permit

The demand for parking at Harvard University is at a very high level. We understand that work responsibilities sometimes require Harvard employees to travel to different locations across campus. The Mobile (MOBL) parking permit authorizes parking in many unreserved parking locations throughout the Cambridge and Allston campuses, including parking at any of our staffed facilities.

Your MOBL permit is printed with a designation for your primary location. You must park in this area as much as possible to allow space in small, high demand areas and for others who may require emergency access. In order to keep parking areas open for regular permit holders, we ask that MOBL permit holders ensure that there are at least two open spaces in a lot before you park and limit parking to two hours or less in non-primary locations. If a MOBL permit holder is parked in restricted areas during non-MOBL times, they are subject to having their vehicle ticketed and/or towed, regardless if it is a personal or departmental vehicle.

To accommodate the high demand in the River Area, MOBL permit holders will not be allowed to park weekdays between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Eliot Triangle or Malkin parking lots. MOBL permit holders will not be allowed to park weekdays between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Mill Street.

To accommodate increased demand in Allston we are adding the 2 Hague Street and the 114 Western Avenue lots to the Mobile permit approved list.

Violators will be ticketed and/or towed. Exceptions must be pre-approved by Parking Services.

Since MOBL permit holders can access both garages and surface lots, all unreserved MOBL permit holders will be paying the unreserved garage rate, regardless of their primary location.

Preferred MOBL Locations

MOBL permit holders are strongly encouraged to utilize the following locations whenever possible:

Cambridge Allston
10 Everett Street Garage Soldiers Field Park Garage
52 Oxford Street Garage Harvard Business School Lot
Broadway Garage One Western Avenue Garage
Observatory Lot Webster Field Lot (Athletics)
Peabody Terrace Garage Gordon Track & Field Lot (Athletics)
10 Akron Street Garage 28 Travis Street Lot
5 Cowperthwaite Street Garage 2 Hague Street Lot
  114 Western Avenue Lot

LIMITED Utilization Lots for MOBL Locations

In addition to the locations listed above, MOBL permit holders may utilize the following locations on a limited basis. Please note that MOBL permits are not allowed in these lots between the listed hours:

8:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 4:00pm
Francis Avenue Lot SEAS Lot
Littauer Lot 16 Prescott Street Lot
Perkins Lot Mill Street Lot
Malkin Lot 7 Ware Street Lot
1033 Massachusetts Avenue Lot William James Hall Lot
Eliot Triangle Lot 15 Ware Street Lot

NO MOBL Locations

Certain designated locations remain posted as NO MOBL areas. These areas are restricted from use by MOBL permit holders on a 24-hour basis:

  • 8 Prescott Street Lot
  • 20 Mellen Street Lot
  • Barker Center Lot
  • South Street Lot
  • College Dining Hall Lot (80 JFK Street)

If you must deliver materials or equipment to one of the restricted MOBL locations during unauthorized hours, please display flashing hazard lights and strictly limit your time to fifteen minutes while unloading. Once you have completed the delivery, please move your vehicle to the nearest unreserved area.

To apply for a MOBL permit, please provide documentation of business necessity. The number of MOBL permits issued by Parking Services is strictly limited due to capacity limits.

All MOBL locations are subject to change based on availability. Parking Services will update these locations on our website and notify MOBL permit holders of any change.

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