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Ultimate Guide to Parking Near Georgia Tech (2023 Update)

By Brana

Finding parking anywhere in Atlanta can be a headache, and parking on or near campus at Georgia Tech is no exception.

At Whistler, we know how difficult it is to find parking near GT, so we have written this article to help you evaluate your parking options. Whether you’re looking for a temporary parking spot or a permanent parking pass for the school year, this article will help you navigate the process.

Parking On-Campus at GT with a Permit

Parking zones map for students who purchase a Georgia Tech on-campus parking permit.

Map of parking zones for students who purchase a Georgia Tech on-campus parking permit. Map courtesy of Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation Services.

For those seeking an on-campus parking permit, Georgia Tech Parking & Transportation Services offers a variety of options to meet student needs.

Depending on how long you need a permit or how often you want to utilize your permit, students can select one of the following options for the 2023-2024 school year:

Type of Permit: Description: Valid Through: Price:
Annual Individual Permits Park in an assigned area at any time (expectations for special events on campus).

After-hours parking in non-residential, non-visitor parking areas.

08/15/2023-08/14/2024 $795
Carpool Permits Annual pass where students can share a car and the cost of campus parking permit for a $100 discount. 08/15/2023-08/14/2024 $695
Semester Permit Parking permit for a spot in one of the specified locations listed on Georgia Tech’s Permits and Payments page.

After-hours parking in non-residential, non-visitor parking areas.

Beneficial for seniors or graduate students graduating in December.

08/15/2023-12/31/2023 or 01/01/2024-05/15/2024 $400
SmartPark Permits Pay-as-you-go permit program for parking in one of five specified locations.

Must purchase SmartPark units to receive discounted hourly wait.

Beneficial for occasional commuters and virtual learners.

08/15/2023-08/14/2024 No fee to join, $7 per SmartPark session
Flex Permit Permit for short-term parking needs on daily, two-day consecutively weekly, and monthly price points.

Valid after hours in ungated, non-residential areas.

Good for commuters, temporary parking needs.

Expires at 11:59 PM at the end of the valid period. $8 daily, $15 for two consecutive days, $35 weekly, $110 monthly


Payments for these parking passes are processed through the Bursar’s Office with all other tuition and fees.

Parking Off-Campus with a Permit

The most common form of off-campus parking near GT with a permit is a spot in your apartment complex’s parking deck.

Off-campus apartments are a very popular option for student living and each apartment typically comes with the option to add on a parking spot an additional cost each month.

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This parking fee ranges from around $100 to $200 per month depending on each property’s policy. This pass will either guarantee you a specific reserved spot or will give you access to any spot in the parking deck on a first come, first serve basis.

As a bonus, these parking decks are usually gated for extra security.

Parking by the Day near GT

For short-term parking in front of specific buildings, parking meters throughout campus allow visitors to pay using cell phones through the ParkMobile app. This app allows for seamless, contactless pay for students or visitors looking for a quick parking optIon on campus.

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Visitor parking lots are also available at 28 locations across campus. This is a great option for events like game day or if a parent or friend comes to visit. Visit Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation Services for details on which areas visitors may park in. 

For game days, Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation Services recommends specific parking zones. If these lots are full or not in your desired area, game day parking at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center just off of Tech Square is available at select game day rates.

Read Next: Where to Tailgate on Game Days

If visitor parking lots are full in the specific area you wanted to park, it’s also important to note that all campus transit is free to students, parents, alumni, and visitors alike! For more information on bus schedules visit

We hope this article has given you a better understanding of the Georgia Tech parking options available both on and near campus. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Whistler, elevated off-campus student living, please contact our leasing staff!

Brana, Community Manager at Whistler


Brana is the Community Manager for Whistler. She's going into her 3rd year in Property Management.

November 02, 2023

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