Parking at Yale is limited. Permit prices are based on a sliding scale. On average, your parking permit fee covers only 65% of the cost to provide your parking space due to construction, financing, maintenance and enforcement costs.
Any parking permit issued by Yale University must be displayed. Should you drive another vehicle without a permit, it is your duty to inform the Parking Department.
All vehicles parked on University property must be registered and insured.
Please note: Phase 1 construction of the Downtown Crossing project has now begun. There will be an extensive amount of road work in the area, which will result in road closures and detours. To sign up for alerts, please visit downtowncrossingnewhaven.com and for information on alternative ways into New Haven, please fill out a Commuter Counseling form.
Rates, Permits, Applications and Regulations
Use our Commuter Counseling Form to determine if there's a more cost-effective & sustainable way for you to get to campus.
If you decide not to park on campus, or want to suspend your parking permit to use transit, you'll receive:
- Savings on the cost of your monthly transit pass through pre-taxed payroll deduction—and the pass mailed directly to your home.
- A Guaranteed Ride Home in case of emergencies.
- Three free parking stays per month (if you purchase a monthly bus pass—1 free parking stay/month if you purchase a 10-ride pass).
- Six months to reclaim your current parking space if you don't wish to continue with your transit commute.