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Temporary Parking Permits

Temporary General Permits Temporary Overnight Permit Request



Temporary Permits

The NIH Employee Transportation Services Office (ETSO) issues temporary permits for employees who participate in all forms of transportation. These permits are typically authorized in General parking areas. However, if an individual is eligible for preferred (Red) parking, the permit will be issued with the same privileges as a preferred parking permit.

NIH Transhare and Vanpool Subsidy members who work on the NIH campus can print their temporary permits at any computer by accessing the Commuting and Parking System (CAPS).  Please be sure that the computer is connected or has access to a printer.

NIH Transhare members are permitted to receive up to 6 permits per calendar quarter. NIH Vanpool members are permitted to receive up to 12 permits per calendar quarter. After logging into the system, please click the button "Print Temporary Permit," and follow the on-screen instructions.

NIH Transhare and Vanpool members who need a temporary parking permit, can also request permits by sending an email to the NIH ETSO/Parking Office, with the below information. Please submit this request at least two business days in advance.

First and Last Name: 
NIH ID:
Requested Permit Start Date:
Request Permit End Date:
Building/Room of Employee:
License Plate:
State:
Year, Make & Model:

Temporary permits are only available for employees with duty location on the NIH Campus.   NIH Parking Members must obtain temporary permits in person at the ETSO/Parking Office (Building 31, Room 1A11, Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM).

Temporary Overnight Permit Request - Official Government Travel

Parking on the NIH campus for more than 24 hours is prohibited, unless on official government travel. Temporary Overnight Permits will be issued no more than two weeks in advance of the requested travel start date. 
Only customers assigned to the NIH Bethesda main campus can obtain an on-campus Temporary Overnight Parking.
 
Request Temporary Permits online through CAPS. This allows the requester to receive email notifications when your request is submitted and approved. Additionally, once their overnight parking requests are approved, customers will be able to print the permit through CAPS.
After logging into the CAPS, Step 1) choose "Request Temporary Overnight Parking Permit", follow the online prompts to submit the request.  Step 2) Email a copy of the approved Travel Authorization to nihparkingoffice@ors.od.nih.gov for verification.
If your request was submitted successfully, you will receive an email confirmation. Once ETSO staff verifies proper documentation for your request, you will receive a second email with your approval details and instructions on printing your permit at your workstation.

Alternatively, support staff can request temporary overnight parking permits for their travelers and supervisors by emailing the NIH ETSO/Parking Office with the information below and a copy of employees approved travel authorization.   Be advised, these requests will take longer to process and may require the permit to be picked up in person at the NIH Parking Office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM. We are located in Building 31, Room 1A11. 

Please copy and paste below information into the body of the email request. 

NIH ID:    
First and Last Name: 
Requested Permit Start Date:
Request Permit End Date:
Building/Room of Traveler:
Location vehicle will be parked:
License Plate:
State:
Year, Make & Model: