George Mason University Launches Virtual Parking Permit Program

George Mason University Parking and Transportation is excited to announce the launch of its new Virtual Parking Permit program, set to take effect this fall. This innovative and sustainable program will revolutionize the way parking permits are issued and utilized on campus, with the goal of streamlining the parking process for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

With Virtual Parking Permits, the permit holder’s license plate will serve as their permit, eliminating the need for physical hang tags. This means that every parking permit holder will be required to update their automobile and license plate information in their parking portal to avoid receiving a ticket.

“We are thrilled to launch this new program that will benefit our entire community,” said Josh Cantor, Director of Parking and Transportation. “It’s a simple and convenient way to manage parking on campus, and we’re excited to see the positive impact it will have.”

Switching to a virtual parking permit program will greatly reduce waste and contribute to the university’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

“This new program is an exciting development for our university,” said Patrick McCavitt, Interim Vice President of Operations and Business Services. “It will greatly improve the parking experience for our students, faculty, and staff while also reducing our environmental impact and cutting costs.”

The Virtual Parking Permit program is just one of the many ways that George Mason University is working to enhance sustainability and innovation on campus. By embracing cutting-edge technology and streamlined processes, the university is poised to continue to lead the way in higher education. Additionally, Parking Services will be using hybrid/electric vehicles for enforcement, leading the way toward the University’s commitment to sustainability through electrification of its fleet.

“The new virtual parking permit program at George Mason University is a true testament to the power of innovation, making the entire process of parking on campus incredibly easy and sustainable,” said student, Moses Hunsaker. “We are excited for a seamless digital solution that’s kinder to the environment.”

For more information on the Virtual Parking Permit program and some initial FAQs, please visit Check back later this summer for more detailed information on the program.