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Capitol Campus Employee Parking Fees

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Updated July 6, 2021

Parking Cancellations

I have been teleworking because my office closed due to COVID-19, but I may not be returning to the office on a full time basis. What options are available to me?

State agencies likely won’t be bringing staff back until at least fall 2021. No decisions have been made regarding dates for reinstating monthly employee payroll deductions for parking in order to retain original parking assignments. The parking office will update you with information as it becomes available.

In the meantime, monthly parking fees will continue to be deducted from your pay unless you cancel your parking. You may cancel your parking at any time.

How to cancel your parking

  1. To cancel with the parking office, fill out this online form.
  2. To stop payroll deduction, either:
    1. Return your sticker to the Parking Office. Mail it to: Parking Office – MS: 41025 or 1110 Capitol Way S, Suite 210, Olympia, WA 98504
    2. Or snap a photo of your torn up sticker and email the photo to parking@des.wa.gov

If I cancel my parking now (or I cancelled it earlier in the pandemic), can I regain my original parking assignment when I return to work on the Capitol Campus?

Yes. Dates have not been set, however. The parking office is still assessing the situation. Once decisions have been made, you will have ample notice to reinstate payroll deductions for parking in order to retain your original parking assignment.

I’m on a waiting list for a different parking garage. If I cancel my parking, may I stay on the list?

If you canceled your parking because you are not working on the Capitol Campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you must contact the Parking Office at the time of your cancelation requesting to remain on the waitlist in order to maintain your standing.

Examples:

  • I park in the Jefferson garage and have cancelled my parking. If I reinstate under the guidelines above I will continue to remain a parker in the Jefferson garage.
  • I park in the Plaza garage and am on the waiting list for the Jefferson garage. If I reinstate under the guidelines above, I will remain a parker in the Plaza garage and will maintain my position on the waiting list for Jefferson.

Commute Trip Reduction/Non-Registered Employee Parking

I am a Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) member or a non-registered state employee parker and I may need to come to Campus a few times. How can I purchase day passes?

-Updated June 2021
Employees who need to come to campus occasionally can purchase a day pass in any Campus visitor lot.

To purchase parking for the day:

  • In any visitor lot, purchase “Day Pass CTR” from the meter for $2.80
  • Place the receipt on your dashboard
  • Park in your regularly assigned parking area (visitor lots are still reserved for visitors)

Use this option between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. Parking is free on evenings and weekends.

I am a Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) member and may need to come to Campus several days a week. At what point should I consider signing up for monthly parking?

-Updated June 2021
If you’re not able to commute to work by typical Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) methods but are required to be on Campus a significant portion of the month, consider signing up for a payroll deduction of $35 per month to park on the Capitol Campus.

The following is a breakdown on cost savings for monthly parking passes for CTR members:

  • CTR members pay $2.80/day to park on campus. After 13 days of paying $2.80 per day to park, it becomes more cost effective to sign up for monthly parking. ($2.80*13 = $36.40 compared to the monthly parking pass rate of $35/month)

Instructions for CTR members to sign up for monthly parking:

If you need to park on campus before you receive the sticker, print out the confirmation and place it in the back window of your vehicle or call the Parking Office with your license plate number and staff will provide it to Washington State Patrol (WSP) so you won’t be cited. WSP will have your information for a week; by then you should have received your sticker in the mail.