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1/16/20 MONTHLY PARKERS: IF YOU EXPERIENCE a lot entry scan error, there may be problem with your online parking portal account status that needs your action to resolve. Often caused by a payment issue, but could be simply entering the wrong lot, or a plate # mismatch that needs your action to resolve (click to READ IMPORTANT NOTICE).

Questions? customer eMail parking@downstate.edu or call (718) 270-3030

Report Kiosk Machine problems to (718) 270-2900

Downstate's UPolice Parking Office location & hours (link) continues to authorize ALL MONTHLY parkers, assigns customers to a lot, and issues Parking Stickers for ALL parking locations. Due to current extremely high volume of inquiries, you need to have extra patience with receiving replies when you eMail the Downstate Parking Office:  parking@downstate.edu .

 

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.

The centerwide Parking Informational Meeting was held in Alumni Hall on 11/7/19: Meeting Presentation Slides (link)

New Downstate Monthly rates implemented on January 1, 2020 are:

  • All Surface (uncovered) lots: $90./month
  • All Garage (covered) locations: $160./month

   Quick Info & Links

  • Parking Locations Details (link): hours and detail process for using and paying at each specific parking location.Holiday Schedule
  • Front Door Valet Service Parking (link). Hospital Main Entrance 445 Lenox Rd. 
  • DAILY Parking: Scroll down page and click on "324 Winthrop St Parking Lot (link)" section for DAILY details.
  • MONTHLY ParkingAll MONTHLY parkers @ ALL parking lots must have an online Parking portal account.

    Your invoice will be posted to your portal account on 1st day of each month. Log into your portal account, open the new invoice and click on the "PAY Now" button to add your payment method (credit card or bank account).  Cash only payments will be accepted at the Bookstore.

    Payment must be made by 15th day of each month. If unpaid by 15th day, your monthly parking subscription will be cancelled and you will lose your parking seniority and privileges. You will then need to send eMail to ParkingWaitList@downstate.edu to have your name added to the bottom of the monthly parking waiting list.

    • Replacement stickers or additional stickers for alternative additional vehicles on your parking record can be obtained from the Parking Office. Due to current parking office workload, additional stickers for alt vehicles on your portal account can be obtained after 1/31/20.
    • Where do I put my parking sticker?

 parking sticker placement

Monthly parkers (all lots) who arrive at their assigned lot when there are no available self-parking spaces available (capacity), the parking attendant may be able to offer the option to leave your car keys (valet style) so that  so that attendants can move your vehicle during the day when blocking other vehicles that need to leave. A no-charge claim check ticket will be issued to you.  This is done to maximize the numbers of cars in the lot/garage until its maximum capacity is reached. 

MONTHLY Parking Customer Online Portal Instructions (link).

Have a Portal account and Need to pay an invoice on your account now? Login to your Customer Parking Portal (link) 

If you established automatic payments and wish to STOP automatic payments, send eMail to: Parking@downstate.edu

 

 Click on the topic to expand details:

 

Parking Kiosks to Pay for DAILY and VALET parking. Smartphone instructions too!

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 valet, or upon entering the 324 Winthrop lot, attendant will issue you a claim check ticket. Before retrieving your vehicle, you must make your DAILY parking payment. 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.

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 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.

 

MONTHLY Parking customers: Credit Card and eCheck payments use your online Monthly Parking Customer Portal (link)Cash MONTHLY payments are accepted at the University Bookstore.

Front Door Valet: at 445 Lenox Rd. Hospital Main Entrance

Hours: Available Weekdays 6am to 6pm (except holidays), and subject to daily capacity.

Rate$20./day

Payment: payment is made anytime prior to pickup at the Parking Kiosks

When leaving, call 15 mins in advance to ext 8800 (718-270-8800) to expedite your vehicle retrieval.

Late Vehicle Pick Ups: You must have your parking claim ticket and valid ID!

After 6pm and before 10pm, go directly to 355 Lenox Rd parking lot where you can retrieve your car and keys. The 355 Lenox Rd parking lot closes at 10pm.

After 10pm: Call Downstate University Police at 718-270-2626. UPolice will assist you with picking up your keys at the Kings County Parking Garage Office (inside the 581 Clarkson Ave Garage), then to the 355Lenox Rd parking lot to retrieve your vehicle.

225 Clarkson Ave Parking lot for MONTHLY Parkers

Hours: Open 6am to 10pm Monday to Friday, except holidays, and subject to daily lot capacity.

Rate: Thru 12/31/19 $206./month; Implementing 1/1/19: $90/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 BookstoreThe Bookstore can accept cash payments from cusomters that have established a monthly parking portal account. 

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.

324 Winthrop St Parking Lot for DAILY and MONTHLY Parkers

 

Hours: Open 5am to 10pm Monday to Friday, except holidays, and subject to daily capacity.

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

Payments 

MONTHLY Parking: Rate $90./month. Implemented 1/1/20. 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 BookstoreThe Bookstore can accept cash payments from cusomters that have established a monthly parking portal account.

DAILY parking: Rate is $10. per day. Downstate ID Card required and subject to daily lot capacity.

First 100 Downstate ID card holders, subject to lot capacity 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 Parking Kiosks (link for more detail).

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.

329 Clarkson Ave Garage for MONTHLY Parkers

 

Hours: Open 6am to 10pm Monday to Friday, except holidays, and subject to lot capacity.

Rate:  $160./month. Implemented 1/1/20

Payments: continue to made at the Downstate Bursar's Office until 12/31/19. Bursar's Office online payment option (link) is available only to those authorized for this lot.

After 1/1/20: Due on 1st of each month via the online Customer Parking PortalMonthly parking customer cash payments will continue to be accepted at the University Bookstore. The Bookstore can accept cash payments from cusomters that have established a monthly parking portal account.

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 DMC ID.

355 Lenox Rd Parking Lot for MONTHLY Parkers

Hours: Open 6am to 10pm Monday to Friday, except holidays and subject to daily lot capacity.

Rate: $90/month. Implemented 1/1/20

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 BookstoreThe Bookstore is only able to accept cash payments from persons that the Downstate Parking Office has authorized..

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.

711 Parkside Ave Parking Lot for MONTHLY parkers

Hours: Open 6am to 10pm Monday to Friday, except holidays, and subject to daily lot capacity.

Rate: $90/month. implemented 1/1/20

Payments: continue to made at the Downstate Bursar's Office until otherwise instructed. Bursar's Office online payment option (link) is available only to those authorized for this lot.

After 1/1/20: 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. The Bookstore can accept cash payments from cusomters that have established a monthly parking portal account.

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.

581 Clarkson Ave Garage for MONTHLY Parkers

Kings County Parking Garage. Downstate will be provided 50 Kings County Parking garage access cards that Downstate Parking Office will distribute to those authorized monthly parkers assigned to this location.

Hours: 24 hours.

Rate: $160./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 BookstoreThe Bookstore can accept cash payments from cusomters that have established a monthly parking portal account.

600 Albany Ave Parking Lot for MONTHLY Parkers

Kings County Parking Lot - entrance is on Albany Ave at Hawthorne St. Downstate will be provided 150 Kings County Parking lot access cards that Downstate Parking Office will distribute to those authorized monthly parkers assigned to this location.

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

Rate: $90./month.

Payments: Due on 1st of each month via the online Customer Parking PortalMonthly parking customer cash payments will be accepted at the University BookstoreThe Bookstore can accept cash payments from cusomters that have established a monthly parking portal account.

Late Vehicle Pick Ups after 10pm: 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 customer vehicle, you need to call the Kings County Parking Garage Office 718-245-5337 to assist in moving the vehicle that is blocking your car.


 

Other potential parking resources for you to explore, include:

Options below are independent from Downstate; Downstate nor FSA have any responsibility for the following parking resources and provides this information only as a courtesy.

  1. Kings County Parking Garage at 581 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203. Tel # 718-245-5337. Special Night Time rate available to SUNY Downstate employees at a flat rate $7.00 evening special for customers that 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. webpage: http://www.kingscountyparking.org/
  2. ESP Parking Lot (independent and privately owned) at 354 Clarkson Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11226. phone: 718-469-7672. Email: Esppark@aol.com and Website: http://esppark.com/

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