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The NIH Campus has multiple parking areas for employees, contractors and visitors.

Employees are eligible to apply for a parking permit.  Multi-Level Garages/lots are within a short walking distance of buildings. Shuttle services is provided from most garage/lots for those who rather not walk.

Listed below are the different permit types. Permits are renewed in different intervals, refer to the renewal instructions for more information.

There is limited visitor parking on the NIH Campus.  Public transit, taxi, and carpooling are highly encouraged.

Types of Permits

NIH General Parking Permit

General Permits

General permits are valid in areas marked for "Permit Holders." 
Permit holder may park in Carpool Areas after 11:00am and valid in RED parking areas after 3:30pm M-F. Permits are issued for a two-year period based on the first letter of the employee's last name.
NIH Contractor Parking Permit

Contractor Permits

Contractors permits are valid in areas marked for "Permit Holders." 
Permit are issued to Contractors and Tenants.  Must be authorized in the NIH Enterprise Directory (NED) by Administrative Officer (AO), and duty location must be at the NIH campus. Permits are issued for a one year period based on the first letter of the employee's last name.
NIH Off Campus Parking Permit

Off-Campus Employee Permits

Off-Campus permits are valid in areas marked for "Permit Holders."
Permits are issued to employees with primary duty station listed in NED, is off-campus NIH least facility, but regularly visit campus to conduct business. Permits are only valid at the NIH Main Campus Permits are issued for two-year period and CAN NOT be transferred.  Contractors do not qualify for off-campus permits.
NIH Red Parking Permit

Executive (Red) Permits

Red permits are valid in areas designated for "RED Permit Holders Only" or "Permit Holders," if Red spaces are full. 
Permits are issued to individuals at the executive level (GS-15, CO-6 and above, and equivalent grade level employees). Red Permit are not valid in Carpool Spaces before 11:00 am.  Red spaces are reserved until 3:30pm.  Authorization for Red Parking must be approved by ICs Administrative Officer in NED.
NIH Carpool Parking Permit

Carpool Permits

Carpool  permit are valid in areas with "CP Spaces reserved until 11:00 a.m." or "Permit Holders." 
Permits are issued to two or more employees possessing a valid NIH ID, each of whom is eligible to obtain individual General, Contractor or Red permits; i.e., each person must be present at time of enrollment,  registered owner of the vehicles and have a valid driver's license. Carpool parking permits are valid in RED areas after 3:30 p.m.
 
NIH Vanpool Parking Permit

Vanpool Permits

Vanpool permits are valid in areas designated for "Van Pool Parking" only.
Permits are issued only to registered NIH vanpool coordinators.  All vanpool parking spaces are reserved throughout the day.
NIH Red Parking Permit

Red Reserved /SE Permits

Candy strip Red permits are issued to Senior Executive staff that do not have a reserved parking space on the campus. 
There is a pool of 16 reserved spaces located throughout campus for their restricted use.  Permit holders must meet eligibility requirements.  Detailed information on the requirements and locations of spaces can be found here.
 
 
NIH Red Parking Permit

 Blue VFG Permits

Blue Permits are valid in areas marked for "Permit Holders."
Permit are issued to Volunteers, Fellows, and Guest (V/F/G) authorized in NED by their Administrative Officer.  Permits are issued for a one year period based on the first letter of the employee's last name.
NIH Red Parking Permit

 Gold (Disability) Permits

Gold permits are valid in space marked "Gold Permit Holders Only." 
Permits are issued to NIH employees ONLY.  Employee must provide a valid state issued disability registration card in their name, this is the only authorized item that will be accepted to verify eligibility.  Gold permits are not valid in Carpool Spaces before 11:00 am.  
Permit TypeLast InitialExpiration Month

​Permit Length

GeneralA - B  January​2 Years
GeneralC - D  February​2 Years
GeneralE - G  March​2 Years
GeneralH - J  May​2 Years
GeneralK - L  June​2 Years
GeneralM - N  July​2 Years
GeneralO - R  August​2 Years
GeneralS - T  September​2 Years
GeneralU - Z  November​2 Years
​Gold Disability​Not Applicable​  May ​2 Years
Off-CampusA - M  July2 Years
​Off-Campus​N - Z  ​October​2 Years
CarpoolNot Applicable  October​1 Year
VanpoolNot Applicable  November​2 Years
RedA - M  February​2 Years
​Red​N - Z  ​April​2 Years
ContractorA - M  September​1 Year
ContractorN - Z  December​1 Year
​VFG​Not Applicable  ​August​1 Year

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Parking Areas

The following examples highlight what is typically found throughout the NIH Campus for certain levels of parking. Please be aware of the parking areas where you are parked, and only park in those areas where your permit is valid.

 

NIH General Parking Areas (General, Off-Campus, Contractor)

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Executive (Red) Parking Areas

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Reserved Parking (Spaces are Reserved 24 hours a day)

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Handicap

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Carpool

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Vanpool

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Visitor Parking Areas

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Special Permitting Areas

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Government Vehicle Parking Areas

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Motorcycle Parking Areas

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