2009-2010 Parking Sales and Permit Issuance

To all George Mason University Faculty and Staff:

Parking Services is preparing to distribute and sell the following Parking Permits to our Faculty and Staff members:

   1.    New Payroll Deduction Permits - Distribution
   2.    2009/2010 Annual Permits - Sale
   3.    Fall 2009 Permits - Sale
   4.    New Mason Pond parking deck proximity/access cards – Distribution

Additionally the new Rappahannock River parking deck will be opening in August of 2009 with reserved parking for Faculty and Staff that includes the opportunity to guarantee yourself a space.

Payroll Deduction Permits

    If you currently pay for your parking through payroll deduction and wish to continue with the same permit type we will need to issue you a new Payroll Deduction Permit. You are guaranteed the same type of permit. Please go to this link https://parkingsvc.gmu.edu/payroll2009.asp and let us know.

    Please make sure that your address is current in Patriot Web and we will automatically mail you your new Payroll Deduction Permit so that you will not have to come to a Parking Services office.

    If you wish to switch to another type of permit, whether it is a Rappahannock River, Sandy Creek, Mason Pond, or surface lot permit you can use the same link https://parkingsvc.gmu.edu/payroll2009.asp to provide your parking preference (please place the numbers 1 through 4, with 1 being your first preference, next to the type of permit you wish to purchase). Please keep in mind we may not be able to accommodate everyone’s first preference if you wish to switch to a different parking deck. If we are unable to fulfill your highest preferences you will retain your current permit.


2    Mason Pond parking deck

3    Sandy Creek parking deck

1    Rappahannock River parking deck (see information below)

4    Surface Lot parking

    We encourage all eligible Faculty and Staff members to participate in the Payroll Deduction Permit process to take advantage of these opportunities. If you are eligible to convert to a Payroll Deduction Permit please go to http://parking.gmu.edu/forms/payroll.pdf fill out the form and bring to a Parking Services office during posted business hours. If you are unsure as to your eligibility, please contact Parking Services at parking@gmu.edu or (703) 993-2713.

2009/2010 Annual and Fall 2009 Permits (Non Payroll Deduction)

Online sales of 2009/2010 Annual and Fall 2009 Permits is scheduled to begin in June 2009. An announcement will be sent out via Mason email and the information will be posted on the Parking Services web site http://parking.gmu.edu/ In person sales will begin in August 2009.

    Faculty and Staff who do not utilize Payroll Deduction Permits will be provided an opportunity to participate in a lottery for any remaining spaces in the Rappahannock River, Mason Pond, and Sandy Creek parking decks, should space become available. Please go to this link https://parkingsvc.gmu.edu/nonpayroll2009.asp to provide your parking preferences which will be used once we know the availability for each of the parking decks. If and when spaces become available, individuals will be contacted with information on when they can purchase their permits.

New Mason Pond parking deck proximity/access cards (For current Mason Pond permit holders only)

    The improvements to the Mason Pond parking deck will be completed in the near future and we will be able to offer our permit parkers spaces on Levels 3, 4 and 5. Permit parkers will be required to enter and exit the Mason Pond parking deck via Aquia Creek Lane utilizing the Level 3 entrance/exit. A new proximity card will be mailed to you the week of May 18, 2009. We are sending out an email to current Mason Pond permit holders to verify your mailing address. If you have not already received that e-mail, you can verify your address here: https://parkingsvc.gmu.edu/addresspayroll.asp. Your new proximity cards will not allow access to Levels 1 and 2 which will be reserved for visitor parking. We appreciate your patience with this project.

Rappahannock River Parking Deck

    The spacious new Rappahannock River parking deck is located on University Drive adjacent to the new Northeast Sector Housing on the site where Lot F was located across the street from the water tower.  The Rappahannock River parking deck is a 2650 space, 5 level parking garage with 5 entry lanes and 6 exit lanes. This parking deck will accommodate:

    *Visitor parking
    *General student parking
    *General faculty/staff parking
    *Reserved faculty/staff parking  
    *Reserved commuter and resident student parking.

Half of the first level will have pay-by-space visitor parking. The other half of the first level, as well as the entire 2nd level, will be for general parking permits (student, faculty and staff) just like lots A, C, J, K, L, M, O and P.

    A ramp leading up to the 3rd level as well as two parking rows on the 3rd level will be for faculty and staff general permits only just like lots G and H.  There is no overnight parking in the Rappahannock River parking deck for student, faculty and staff general permits.
The remainder of the 3rd floor will be reserved for faculty/staff Rappahannock River deck permits only and will be controlled by gate access. This area will guarantee our Faculty and Staff members a parking space 24 hours a day.

    Levels 4 and 5 will also be controlled by gate access but will be reserved for commuter and resident students. This area will guarantee the student permit holder a parking space 24 hours a day.

    All reserved parking inside of the gated areas in the Rappahannock River parking deck will have the same pricing structure as the reserved/gated Sandy Creek and Mason Pond parking decks - $450/annually.

    Information about online parking permit sales for all other types of permits will be posted on the parking website later in May.  Please check the website for more information including specific sales dates. For information on the 2009/2010 parking permit pricing please click the following link:


Please contact us if you have any questions at parking@gmu.edu

Thank you.