Rules & Regulations
BMC-BUMC Parking & Transportation Services makes every effort to respond fairly to the needs of people coming and going from the BU Medical Campus and Boston Medical Center. Regulations are enforced to ensure an adequate distribution of available parking spaces for employees, faculty, staff and students as well as patients and visitors. PTS reserves the right to relocate any vehicle at any time to ensure that the needs of the campus and hospital are met. Thank you for your cooperation.
- Boston University Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Dental Medicine, and Boston Medical Center assume no responsibility for vehicle damage, theft or theft of contents of vehicles parked on the property.
- Handicapped parking spaces are available within campus/hospital parking facilities.
- A parking attendant may direct a vehicle to an alternative campus/hospital parking facility due to limited capacity or operating reasons. Parking attendants may require keys to relocate vehicles.
- Drivers who wish to transfer to another parking facility may inquire at the PTS office regarding availability and will be accommodated when appropriate.
- The PTS office reserves the right to terminate parking privileges for violation of parking regulations.
- Parking for patients and visitors is provided in designated areas. Rates are posted at the entrance.
- Storage of Vehicles is not permitted. The use of the parking space is only for the period of time the parker is on duty. Vehicles left unattended (72 hours MAX) are subject to tow at the owner’s expense and may cause parking privileges to be suspended.
New Parker Information
Alternate Vehicle Passes
If you are a BMC-BUMC parking permit holder and must temporarily must use a vehicle not listed in your permit file, you must obtain Alternate Vehicle parking permit for the alternate vehicle which is provided by the PTS office.
If extended use of the alternate vehicle is anticipated, you may apply to the BMC-BUMC PTS office for a temporary permit pass.
If both the permitted and alternate vehicles are parked on site at the same time, the alternate vehicle is subject to being towed.
All vehicles must be registered with the BMC-BUMC PTS office.
Bicycles, Motorized Bicycles, and Motorized Scooters
Bicycles and Motorized Scooters (but not Motorcycles) must park at bicycle racks and are not allowed in any buildings. Any bike causing an obstruction on campus or hospital property and/or parked in an area not specifically designated for bicycles may be removed or immobilized by BMC-BUMC Parking & Transportation Services, BMC Public Safety, or the BU Police Department (BUPD).
Access to the 710 Albany St Bike Cage is Free per year. Learn more.
In order to maximize capacity for all commuters, move forward with our sustainability commitment and encourage the health of all medical center personnel, the following regulations will be strictly enforced:
- Gas-powered scooters or motorcycles should NOT park at bicycle racks. Any gas-powered scooters or motorcycles parked at bike racks will be ticketed by Public Safety.
- Electric-powered scooters can park in the bike cage located behind the 710 Albany garage. Permits for the bike cages may be obtained at the Parking & Transportation Services Office at 710 Albany St.
- Motorcycles may park in BUMC garages at regular parking fees.
Motorcycles have engines larger than 50ccs, must display a license plate, and are subject to the same regulations as other motor vehicles.
Motorcycles are not allowed inside buildings, on sidewalks or at bike racks. Motorcycles must be registered with the PTS office and parked in one of the motorcycle designated parking areas in the 610 Albany St Garage. Any motorcycle causing an obstruction on campus or hospital property and/or parked in an area not specifically designated for motorcycles and motor scooters may be removed or immobilized by BMC-BUMC Parking & Transportation Services, BMC Public Safety, or the BU Police Department (BUPD).
710 Albany Street Garage, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Note: Parking rates are available at each location.
Parking rates and available parking information is available at the PTS office
Students may prepay for parking on a semester basis.
Parkers who are out of work due to involuntary reasons (e.g., illness, injury, workers’ compensation) and who are not parking in a campus/hospital parking facility for a minimum of one month (four consecutive weeks for weekly parkers) may have their parking deduction adjusted by filing a request with the PTS office.
Parking rates may change. Accordingly, no less than 30 days after publication of any rate change, payroll deduction amounts may be adjusted and/or additional pre-payment may be required.
Hours of Operation
All employee parking facilities are open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Note: On the occasion of a special event, permit holders may be temporarily reassigned to another parking facility. Advance notice will be provided whenever possible.
710 Albany Street Garage
Authorized permit holders may use this parking facility after 2:30 p.m. but must remove vehicles by 8:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 24 hours weekends and specified holidays.
If your vehicle is towed, call Public Safety at (617-414-4444) for information on retrieving your vehicle. In all cases, towing charges are payable to the towing company upon retrieval of the vehicle. A vehicle may be towed, at the owner’s risk and expense, for any of the following parking violations:
- Vehicle not bearing a valid parking permit
- Vehicle parked in any roadway, fire lane, and aisle or posted “no parking” area or in such a manner that it is blocking another vehicle’s access.
- Vehicle parked in a parking facility/ area or a reserved space to which it is not assigned and/or has not been directed to by an authorized representative of the PTS office.
- Vehicle found to be in violation of any of the regulations or conditions as specified in this posting.
In the event of an emergency, vehicles may be towed to other locations within the BUMC parking facilities.
Vehicles in violation of parking regulations may be towed or issued a violation notice. These notices are fluorescent orange and indicate the parking infraction on the reverse side. Multiple violations may result in suspended parking privileges.