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
Gated Garages

75 cents per half hour

$15 / day
Gated Surface Lots $1 per half hour $20 / day
Pay-by-Space Stations 75 cents per half hour vary (90 minutes to 24 hours)
Parking Meters (8-2 a.m.) 75 cents per half hour (unless posted otherwise) vary (1-2 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
Art Festival Pay-at-Entry $5 (garages)    
MSU Football Games Pay-at-Entry $30 (garages), $20 (outlying surface lots)    
VIP Parking for
MSU Football Games**

$40/each n/a n/a
*Rates in effect Monday-Saturday from 8 -3 a.m. Rates in effect Sunday for some special events. Customers are subject to a $25 fee if the entrance ticket is lost.

**The East Lansing Parking Division sells reserved VIP parking spaces ($40/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 (subject to department approval) are available for $20 a day, $100 a week or $400 a month.