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.) 75 cents per half hour
$1 per half hour as of July 1, 2022
vary (90 minutes to 24 hours)
Parking Meters (8-2 a.m.) using PassportParking App 75 cents 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
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**

$50/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. As of July 1, 2022, the lost ticket fee increases to $30.

**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 (subject to department approval) are available for $20 a day, $100 a week or $400 a month. As of July 1, 2022, the cost increases to $25 a day, $125 a week or $500 a month.