Self-Pay Parking System

Texas Medical Center parking facilities use a self-pay system that allows visitors to pay by machine prior to exiting the facility.


Visitors receive a SmartChip as they enter the visitor facility. Simply take your SmartChip with you to pay your parking fees at one of our automated pay stations before returning to your vehicle at the end of your visit. Pay station machines accept cash and credit cards. Or pay at the exit with a credit card.

Entry and exit with credit card 

Visitors can enter and exit visitor garages using their credit card, allowing them to bypass the pay station and to pay and receive a receipt at the exit. This feature is available at Garages, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16 and 21, and all surface visitor parking lots operated by Texas Medical Center.

The 2014 standard visitor parking rates are listed below. Please note these are the rates charged at Garages 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 16, 21, McGovern Commons Garage, Lots 2450, AU, and LAV.

2014 Standard Visitor Parking Rates

0 - 1 hour $ 5.00

1 hour - 2 hours $ 8.00

2 hours - 4 hours $ 10.00

4 hours - 24 hours $12.00

Lost SmartChip $20.00

*Sales tax included. Rates charged per use. Rates are subject to change.

Texas Medical Center parking facilities accept cash payments, American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.