Enterprise Services maintains more than 6,000 parking stalls located in 28 locations, providing employee, visitor and vendor/service access. Parking stalls range from agency assigned reserved stalls, general access for state employees who pay to park in a campus lot, and visitor-only metered stalls. The parking system is a mix of garages, surface parking lots and on-street parking.
In July 2017, DES is increasing parking fees to meet the cost demands of parking on the Capitol Campus. Fees are set at a level needed to meet the financial requirements of the State Capitol Campus to pay our operating and capital expenses. As these costs increase, we must make adjustments to meet these financial requirements. A portion also goes to the Department of Transportation for the state agency Commute Trip Reduction program, which provides the STAR Pass and emergency-ride home program. Per WAC 200-200-290, Enterprise Services provided a 60-day notice to state employees, including a 30-day comment period.
The Capitol Campus parking fund has been operating at a deficit. Rates have not been increased in nearly 10 years. By increasing the rates, Enterprise Services will manage the parking line of business on a cost recovery basis, as required by the Office of Financial Management (OFM) State Administrative & Accounting Manual (SAAM), section 80.20.35b. Parking fees pay for the operation and maintenance of garages and lots, and contribute to some, but not all, capital projects.
Updates and information about parking fees will be posted to this webpage. Please check back, for more information.
Enterprise Services held three town-hall style informational meetings on parking rates in May and June. Presentations from those meetings are below.
2017 Parking Rate Increase presentation (May 17 & 24)
Contact the DES Parking Office at (360) 725-0030 or email us at