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Parking at SUNY Downstate facilities is very limited. Downstate's Parking Office authorizes ALL Monthly Parking lot location assignments, issues Vehicle Parking Stickers (and a KCH Access card for KCH locations) and all lot transfer requests. AFTER  you receive a Parking Office authorized monthly lot assignment, the Faculty Student Association (FSA of DMC Inc.) administers parking daily operational and payment matters at ALL locations. Parking at the SUNY Downstate facilities is very limited and continues to be highly subsidized by the campus and hospital. Questions? eMail: parking@downstate.edu (best method), or call (718) 270-3030.

Parking Summary-Locations, Hours, & Rates (link)Parking location MAP (link)More detail on each location (link), and Shuttle Van Service (link). Reminder: Rates increase Jan 1st of each year per negotiated 5-year Rate Plan.

Visitor Parking (link) - visitors, guests and transient contractors

New Customers Requesting Monthly Parking-Instructions (link)

Other Quick Links:

New Customers for Monthly Parking: Instructions and Process (link)

Login to Your Monthly Parking Portal (link). Forgot your password? Just follow the 'forgot password' link on the login page to re-set it.

Monthly Parking Lot Transfers (link)

NYS Ride - Edenred pretax payroll deduction program-instructions (link)

Kiosks for Paying DAILY PARKING and Front Door VALET PARKING are located at:

PHAB 450 Clarkson Lobby Alcove (find it).

Hospital 445 Lenox Lobby (find it)

How to use the Kiosk: Watch the video

Please Report any Kiosk Machine problem to 718-270-2900. Most frequent cause of Kiosk outages is pulling out your credit card too early... Please wait for the 'remove card' message to appear on the screen!

When dropping your vehicle off at hospital front door 445Lenox valet, or upon entering the 324 Winthrop lot, attendant will issue you a claim check ticket. Pay anytime same day before retrieving your vehicle, you must make your payment at one of the Parking kiosks or on your smartphone. Kiosks accept major credit cards, and Cash ($1,$5, $10 and $20 bills). The QR bar code on the claim check ticket is used to activate the kiosk or your smartphone.

If you use the VALET service, when you make your kiosk payment, take your receipt to show valet attendant. When ready to pickup your vehicle, call 718-270-8800 to alert attendants to start vehicle retrieval process.

Smartphone Payment Instructions: If you have a smart phone, you can make your payment online:

iPhone cameras (iOS version 11 or above) will auto-recognize the QR bar code on your claim check and open the payment portal where you enter your payment method.

Android phone cameras Newer model smartphone camera will recognize QR codes, and open the payment portal. However, older phone models may need you to search your "App Store" and download any "QR BAR CODE READER App". Open that App and your phone’s camera will then recognize the QR bar code on your claim check ticket will open the payment portal where you enter your payment method.

Service suspended July 2022 due to lack of cuostomer use/demand.

225 Clarkson Ave Parking lot for MONTHLY Parkers (map link)

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Monthly parking  summary -all lots with waitlist time frame estimates (link) 

This lot is a leased property and has recently been sold. The lease is currently on a month-to-month basis and anticipated we will lose this lot in near future. Once a date becomes known, a survey of all monthly parkers (similar to past surveys) will be conducted of all current Downstate Monthly Parkers and lot reassignments will be based on your monthly parking seniority date and lot preferences.

Hours: Open 6am to 10pm Monday to Friday, except holidays, and subject to daily lot capacity. Parking spaces are not individually assigned (1st come). A lot attendant scans the parking sticker on your vehicle upon entrance, exit.

Monthly parkers who arrive at their assigned lot when there are no available self-parking spaces available (ie: lot is at capacity), the parking attendant will provide the option to leave your car keys (valet style park) so that your vehicle can be moved if blocking other vehicles that need to leave. A no-charge claim check ticket is  issued to you, OR direct you to an alternate lot location, if available.

Rate: $175/month

Payments: Due on 1st of each month via the online Customer Parking Portal. Monthly parking customer cash payments accepted at the University Bookstore.

Free Shuttle Van Service Available to/from all lots (link)

Late Vehicle Pick Ups after 10pm: Call Downstate University Police at 718-270-2626. UPolice will assist you with retrieving your vehicle. You must have valid Downstate ID.

This lot is a leased property and remains subject to potential future closure if the property lease is terminated by the property owner.

324 Winthrop St Parking Lot for MONTHLY Parkers (map link)

Monthly parking  summary -all lots with waitlist time frame estimates (link) 

Hours: Open 5am to 10pm Monday to Friday, except holidays, and subject to daily capacity. Parking spaces are not individually assigned (1st come). A lot attendant scans the parking sticker on your vehicle upon entrance, exit.

Car entrance: 324 Winthrop St. between New York Avenue and Nostrand Avenue. Pedestrians can also access the lot from Winthrop Street or Parkside Avenue.

Rate and Payment Process

MONTHLY Parking: Rate $175./month. Due on 1st of each month via the online Customer Parking Portal. Monthly parking customer cash payments accepted at University Bookstore.

DAILY parking: Rate is $14. per day. Pay anytime prior to your vehicle pickup at the Parking Kiosks on the same day (scroll up on this page for instructions).

If you suspect an overcharge for a Daily Parking fee: common causes:

See multiple daily parking fees posted to your credit card account statement on the same day? Often the charges apply to multiple different days that your bank posted to your account on the same day. Your card statement usually shows detail of the actual (different) transaction date for each of the daily fee charges.

Important that you pay on the day you parked. If you didn't pay your claim check on the day of issuance before your lot exit, and you pay your claim check late on a future day, the claim check ticket rate will automatically charge you the daily rate for the total # days between your check in date and your payment date

If you see an overcharged rate, and you plan to use Daily Parking regularly, don't pay it now. Instead, ON YOUR NEXT DAILY parking lot ENTRY, get the old claim ticket cost adjusted by showing the old unpaid claim check to the lot attendant. The lot attendant will void that old claim ticket and issue to you TWO daily claim checks (one replacing the old costed at ONE day, plus the current day's Daily claim ticket). You’ll then be able to pay both tickets on the current day, each costed at the $13. single day rate.

If you already paid the claim check at its higher rate, you'll need to eMail parking@downstate.edu (link) to request any refund of any rate error. In you eMail, include a picture of the claim check showing claim ticket #, date, and your vehicle plate number .

Late Vehicle Pick Ups after 10pm: Call Downstate University Police at 718-270-2626. UPolice will assist you with retrieving your vehicle. You must have valid Downstate ID.

DAILY Parking: This lot is also used for DAILY parking; capacity changes daily depending on the volume of MONTHLY PARKERS using the lot each day. About 100 spaces are available each day for DAILY PARKERS who will receive a Parking Claim Check ticket from the parking attendant upon entry. Your claim check is important since you need it to access payment options: Customers must to pay the daily fee online via smart phone or at one of the two on-campus Parking Kiosks (for more detail, scroll up on this page to Parking Kiosks section). link to Daily Parking webpage

Downstate ID Card required. Patients, visitors, guests, or contractors must show to lot attendant upon arrival a valid scheduled appointment or event document issued by a Downstate department. Subject to daily lot capacity. Parking spaces are not indivually assigned (1st come).

Future: This site and the adjacent 711Parkside Ave property is planned for a future construction of an UHD ambulatory surgery center. Specific date is not yet available.

355 Lenox Rd Parking Lot for MONTHLY Parkers (map link)

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Monthly parking  summary -all lots with waitlist time frame estimates (link) 

355 Lenox Rd is the sole vehicle entrance where this lot's monthly parking control system equipment in place. A vehicle exit is permitted at either the Clarkson Ave (rear of lot) or the Lenox Rd gates. There is adjecent property construction near Lenox Rd entrance and when the Lenox Rd becomes congested, the alternative Clarkson Ave gate will be openned an alternate entrance.  

    • Each day, when the 355 Lenox lot reaches its self-parking capacity, arriving monthly parkers will be valet-parked (leave your key with lot attendant) within the 355 Lenox Rd lot, OR if you prefer can be directed to another outdoor lot, if available.

Hours: Open 6am to 10pm Monday to Friday, except holidays and subject to daily lot capacity. Parking spaces are not individually assigned (1st come). A lot attendant scans the parking sticker on your vehicle upon entrance, exit.

Rate: $175/month.

Payments: Due on 1st of each month via the online Customer Parking Portal.Monthly parking customer cash payments accepted at the University Bookstore.

Late Vehicle Pick Ups after 10pm: Call Downstate University Police at 718-270-2626. UPolice will assist you with retrieving your vehicle. You must have valid Downstate ID.

Future: This site is planned for a future construction of new campus Residence Halls. Specific date is not yet available.

711 Parkside Ave Parking Lot for MONTHLY parkers (map link)

A very small parking lot in front of the Hospital Finance building with only 15 spaces. Thus, it historically has the longest waitlist time frame of 2yr+, since vacancies (current customer cancellations are VERY infrequent.

Monthly parking  summary -all lots with waitlist time frame estimates (link) 

Hours: Open 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday, except holidays, and subject to daily lot capacity. Parking spaces are not indivually assigned (1st come).

Rate: $175/month.

Payments: Due on 1st of each month via the online Customer Parking Portal. Monthly parking customer cash payments will continue to be accepted at the University Bookstore.

Late Vehicle Pick Ups after 7pm: Call Downstate University Police at 718-270-2626. UPolice will assist you with retrieving your vehicle. You must have valid Downstate ID.

Future: This site and the adjacent 324Winthrop St property is planned for a future construction of an UHD ambulatory surgery center. Specific date is not yet available.

581 Clarkson Ave Garage for MONTHLY Parkers (map link)

A Kings County Parking Garage: Downstate is provided only 50 Kings County Parking garage access cards that Downstate Parking Office will distribute to those authorized monthly parkers assigned to this location. Parking spaces are not individually assigned (1st come). This lot historically has a slow turnover rate (customer cancellations that create vacancies), and typically has long waitlist time frame (1 yr+).

Monthly parking  summary -all lots with waitlist time frame estimates (link) 

Hours: 24 hours.

Rate: $220./month

Payments: Due on 1st of each month via the online Customer Parking Portal. Monthly parking customer cash payments will be accepted at the University Bookstore.

KCH Access Card Replacement: Send Card Replacement Request eMail (link). Customer can return old card and pick up new card at Downstate Parking office. There is no fee to replace a malfunctioning card. Customer will be billed the lost card replacement fee on their Parking Portal account for payment.

If and when your KCH lot subscrtiption ends,  or when you CANCEL (link to cancallation process) your KCH location monthly parking, you must return your KCH Access Card to the Downstate Parking Office or pay the lost card replacement fee.

600 Albany Ave Parking Lot for MONTHLY Parkers (map link)

A Kings County Parking Lot;  entrance is on Albany Ave at Hawthorne St. Downstate is provided 150 Kings County Parking lot access cards that Downstate Parking Office will distribute to those authorized monthly parkers assigned to this location. Parking spaces are not individually assigned (1st come). DO NOT PARK in the small area of the lot exclusively RESERVED for TENANTS of the adjacent Senior Housing Apartments (see photo link)

This lot historically has the highest turnover rate (customer cancellations that create vacancies), and therefore typically has the shortest waitlist time frameMonthly parking  summary -all lots with waitlist time frame estimates (link) 

Hours: staffed Mon-Fri 6am-10pm; Card access 24hrs.

Rate: $175./month.

Payments: Due on 1st of each month via the online Customer Parking Portal. Monthly parking customer cash payments will be accepted at the University Bookstore.

Free Shuttle Van Service Available to/from all lots (link)

Your access card provides your ability to enter/exit during off hours (no staff on duty at the lot). If your vehicle is blocked by a valet parked customer vehicle, call the Kings County Parking Garage Office 718-245-5337 to assist in moving the vehicle that is blocking your car.

KCH Access Card Replacement: Send Card Replacement Request eMail (link). Customer can return old card and pick up new card at Downstate Parking Office. There is no fee to replace a malfunctioning card. Customer will be billed the lost card replacement fee on their Parking Portal account for payment.

If and when your KCH lot subscription ends,  or when you CANCEL (link to cancallation process) your KCH location monthly parking, you must return your KCH Access Card to the Downstate Parking Office or pay the lost card replacement fee.

Other potential parking resources for you to explore:

Parking at the SUNY Downstate facilities is very limited and continues to be highly subsidized by the campus and hospital. All are encouraged to explore and try mass transit options for your commuting needs, and where car commuting is necessary until you can secure monthly parking, other options include: 

  • Downstate Daily Parking (link)
  • Aside from searching for street parking, option below is independent from Downstate; Downstate nor FSA have any responsibility for and provide this information only as a courtesy:

Kings County Parking Garage at 581 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203. Tel # 718-245-5337. Rates always subject to change by KCH: Daily rates are by the hour- a weekday 8 hour is about $16. Special Night Time rate is available to SUNY Downstate employees at a flat rate near $7.00 for customers that must enter after 7 pm and must exit by 9 am. If entering prior to 7 pm or leaving after 9am, even by a minute, regular parking rates apply. Monthly rates are more expensive than Downstate rates and vary by lot, frequently also have waitlists. Call KCH Parking for current rates and waitlist sign up; See: http://www.kingscountyparking.org/