Rules & Regulations

OPTS will make every effort to respond fairly to the needs of people coming and going from Boston University Medical Center. Regulations are enforced to ensure an adequate distribution of available parking spaces for BUMC employees, faculty, staff and students as well as patients and visitors. OPTS reserves the right to relocate any vehicle at any time to ensure that the needs of BUMC are met in its changing environment. Thank you for your cooperation.


If you are a registered parker and temporarily must use an alternate vehicle, you may display a 3” x 5” card on the dashboard of the alternate vehicle which displays the permit number of your primary vehicle.

If extended use of the alternate vehicle is anticipated, you may apply to the OPTS for a temporary permit pass.

If both the permitted and alternate vehicles are parked at BUMC at the same time, the alternate vehicle is subject to being towed.

All vehicles must be registered with OPTS.


Bicycles must be parked in a BUMC bicycle rack or cage and are not allowed in any Medical Center buildings. Any bicycle causing an obstruction on BUMC property and/or parked in an area not specifically designated for bicycles may be removed or immobilized by Security.

Motorcycles and motor scooters are subject to the same regulations as motor vehicles.

Motorcycles and motor scooters are not allowed inside BUMC buildings. Motorcycles and motor scooters must be registered with the OPTS and parked in one of the motorcycle designated parking areas in the parking facility. Motorcycles and motor scooters may not be parked at a bicycle rack. Any motorcycle and motor scooter causing an obstruction on BUMC property and/or parked in an area not specifically designated for motorcycles and motor scooters may be removed or immobilized by Security.

There is $20 annual fee paid to TranSComm for bike cages. Non-gas/ electric powered scooters may also park in the bicycle cages. All gas-powered scooters must park in the 610 garage. Racks for gas-powered scooters are required to have a BUMC sticker issued by TranSComm. The annual cost is $20. Stickers for the bike cages & the motor scooter parking may be obtained at the TranSComm Office  located at 710 Albany Street.


Boston University Medical Center and its member institutions (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 property of Boston University, Boston Medical Center or Boston University Medical Center.

Handicapped parking spaces are available within BUMC parking facilities.

A parking attendant may direct a vehicle to an alternative BUMC Parking facility due to limited capacity or operating reasons. BUMC parking attendants may require keys to relocate vehicles.

Drivers who wish to transfer to another parking facility may inquire at the OPTS regarding availability and will be accommodated when appropriate.

The OPTS 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:  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 ber suspended.

Visitor Parking Facilities:

• DOB Garage 6 AM to 11 PM 7 days a week

•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 OPTS

Payment is made by monthly or weekly payroll deduction or through approved prepayment.

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 BUMC 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 OPTS.

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.



All employee parking facilities are open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Note: On the occasion of a BUMC special event, permit holders may be temporarily reassigned to another parking facility. Advance notice will be provided whenever possible.


DOB Garage


BUMC Permit holders may use this parking facility after 5:30 p.m. but must remove vehicles by 8:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 24 hours weekends and holidays.

710 Albany Street Garage


BUMC 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 holidays.


If your vehicle is towed, call BUMC Public Safety at (617-638-4444) 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 BUMC 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 OPTS.

•Vehicle found to be in violation of any of the regulations or conditions as specified in this publication.


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.