Parking Rates

Convenient, ample and affordable parking is located in a number of garages, surface parking lots and parking meters throughout downtown East Lansing.

Daily Rate

Location Rate Per Half Hour Daily Maximum
Charles Street Garage, Division Street Garage and M.A.C. Avenue Garage

75 cents per half hour

$15 / day
Albert Avenue Garage, Grove Street Garage and Bailey Street Parking Lot $1 per half hour $20 / day
Pay-by-Space Stations and Parking Meters (8-2 a.m.) $1 per half hour

vary (90 minutes to 24 hours)

Special Event Rates

Location Rate Rate After 2 Hours Daily Maximum
Gated Garages $1 per half hour for first 2 hours
$6 / hour $30 / day
Gated Surface Lots $1 per half hour for first 2 hours
$6 / hour $30 / day
MSU Football Games Pay-at-Entry $30 (garages), $20 (outlying surface lots)    
VIP Parking for
MSU Football Games**

$50/each n/a n/a

*Rates in effect Monday-Saturday from 8-3 a.m. Rates in effect some Sundays for special events. Parking is free on the following days: New Year's Eve Day, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day. Customers are subject to a $30 fee if their entrance ticket is lost.
**The East Lansing Parking Division sells reserved VIP parking spaces ($50/each) for MSU home football games. Twenty VIP parking spaces are available for each game: 12 on N. M.A.C. Avenue (between Albert Avenue and Linden Street) and eight in the 500 block of Albert Avenue (between Division Street and Bailey Street). Please call the Parking Office at (517) 337-1277 to reserve a space. Reservations must be made by noon on Friday for Friday night games or by 5 p.m. on Friday for Saturday games. Space is limited.
***Construction-reserved meter rates are available for $25 a day, $125 a week or $500 a month. Half day reservations are not accepted. All reservations are subject to department approval. Approval will not be given if appropriate construction permits are not obtained. For information on construction permits, 
click here.

All meter reservation sales are final and no refunds will be issued.