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Hourly Paid Parking

Hourly paid parking is available in select parking lots and garages across campus. These convenient spaces are an option for individuals visiting campus or needing short-term parking and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Powered by parking app ParkMobile, this system offers the following contactless payment options:  

  • Download the ParkMobile app on the App Store and Google Play
  • Scan the QR code on the signs where you park
  • Text PARK to 77223
  • Individuals without smartphones can call 877-727-5015

Parking is $8.50/hour. All pay by phone transactions will incur a $0.45 transaction fee, including each extension of parking.

Parking lots and garages with hourly paid parking are noted on the parking map and are marked with signs. Current locations include: Lots 3, 5A, 5B, 8, 16B, 18A, 24, 25, 63, 71, 76A, 95, 102, 130 and 298A, 301, 25th Avenue Garage, Wesley Place Garage and West Garage.

Some hourly spaces will be affected by campus construction; check the ParkMobile app for updates. Contact to reach ParkMobile directly. For any Vanderbilt-specific questions, please email

Since the current program was implemented in summer 2021, nearly 35,000 hourly paid parking transactions have occurred.

Please be aware that Metro Nashville is enhancing public parking and curb management across the city as part of its new Smart Parking Program. The Nashville Department of Transportation will install new electronic meters and mobile payment options and will expand enforcement of meters, residential parking permits and other parking violations beginning Jan. 1, 2023.