Employee Capitol Campus Parking Frequently Asked Questions

Due to COVID19 parking changes are in effect. Please reference the most recent FAQs to keep up to date on the most recent parking activities on Campus.

Who can sign up for parking on the Capitol Campus?
  • Parking on the Capitol Campus is reserved for employees who are assigned to the campus.
  • Off-site employees may be permitted to park on a space available basis in a lot with no waiting list.
  • Off-site employees may be asked to cancel their parking if the lot becomes full.
  • Agencies with locations off-site can order an Annual Director/Agency Permit to park in metered visitor parking lots on the Capitol Campus.
How do I sign up for parking on the Capitol Campus?
  1. Complete the New Employee Parking Registration Form
  2. Print a copy of the confirmation page to serve as a temporary permit
  3. The Office of Parking Services will verify that vehicles are registered with the same household (you will be required to furnish a written explanation for any vehicle not registered at your home address)
  4. Once verified, you will receive a parking sticker and information by campus mail.
How is my assigned parking area determined?

Your assigned parking area is determined by the location of your workplace, and availability in nearby parking areas. View the employee parking brochure.

How do I get on a waiting list for another parking area?
  • Telephone the parking office to confirm that your name has been placed on a specific waiting list.
  • If a person cancels their parking they must request to remain on the waiting list.
How many vehicles can I register for parking?

You may register up to three vehicles.

What if I drive another car for a few days?
Where do I place my parking permit?

View instruction for permit placement.

What can I do to ensure my car and I are safe?
  • Park correctly to avoid damage, or inconvenience to other parkers.
  • Stop at stop signs!
  • Turn on your headlights in covered garages.
  • Follow posted speed limits (12 m.p.h. in Capitol Campus parking areas)
  • Be alert and watch for pedestrians. Pedestrians have the right of way.
  • Keep valuables out of sight, roll up windows, and lock the vehicle.
  • Call the Parking Office if you notice any unusual occurrences, suspicious individuals, or hazardous situations.
What should I do if my car is damaged in a parking lot, or garage?
  • The Washington State Patrol is responsible for the investigation and handling of any damages, accidents, and/or crimes committed in, or on the state parking facilities.
  • Contact the Washington State Patrol at 360-596-4555 immediately if any of the above occurs.
How do I notify the parking office of changes in my parking needs?
  • To notify parking of changes to your parking needs use the Online Forms listed for registered parkers.
  • You may alternatively call the Parking Office at 360-725-0030.
  • OR email us at Parking Office at parking@des.wa.gov

Note: It is the parker's responsibility to cancel their parking if they want their parking fees (payroll deductions) to stop. Cancellation may be done with the online form or in person at the Parking Office.