On-campus parking is available for faculty, staff, and students who live more than one and a half miles from campus.

The Middlebury Institute administers a comprehensive parking program as required by local ordinances. Parking permit eligibility and regulations (including conditions and limitations) are specified below. You may obtain a copy of the policy at the Campus Security Office.

Campus Security performs the following functions:

  • Enforcement of parking regulations
  • Vehicle abatement
  • Traffic control for special events and unusual occurrences
  • Distribution of parking permits


Parking permits are required Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and are valid only in posted, designated parking lots. For those members of the Institute community who live more than 1.5 miles from campus, permits can be obtained by printing down and completing this form and taking it to the Campus Security Office next to the Lara Soto Adobe. A MIIS ID card and proof of insurance, registration, and residency must also be provided to Security. Parking for special events may supersede existing permit parking. Institute parking permits are not valid for parking in city owned parking facilities.

  • All vehicles/parking permit holders must be registered and insured at all times when parked on Institute facilities. Additionally, Institute facilities are for the use of current faculty, staff, and students only unless prior authorization is granted in writing. The entire parking policy may be obtained through Campus Security or Student Services.

  • One permit per applicant. Permits are self-adhesive to glass and are intended to be switched out between vehicles.

  • All permits will be displayed on the driver’s side front lower windshield. Permit is invalid if not properly displayed and must be visible from outside the vehicle.

  • No long-term parking in Institute lots. Long-term parking is considered anything longer than three days. Any requests for longer than three days of parking must be submitted to Security.

  • All vehicles found in violation of the Institute’s parking policy are subject to ticketing and/or towing.

  • A permit licenses you to park and lock one vehicle in a designated area at your sole risk. Campus does not guard or assume care, custody, or control of your vehicle or its contents and is not responsible for fire, theft, damage, or loss. 


Parking warnings are issued by Campus Security in an effort to enforce the regulations outlined in this page. If you wish to contest a parking warning issued by Campus Security, you can email Security or stop by the Campus Security Office.

Please refer to the City of Monterey Parking web page for regulations, locations, and availability of city-owned parking.

Parking Penalties

The following is a list of penalties for common parking violations. The City of Monterey maintains parking regulations and fines that may supersede Institute parking regulations and penalties.

  • Expired Meter: $35.00
  • Time Limit: $35.00
  • Loading Zone: $35.00
  • Parked Over Line: $35.00
  • Failure to Pay Fee: $35.00
  • No Parking Zone: $100.00
  • Disabled Parking Zone: $285.00

Some parking violations may be administered by the City of Monterey Traffic Division at the request of the Institute. Citations issued by the city will be clearly marked as such. Please follow directions on these citations in order to make restitution directly to the City of Monterey. The Institute does not collect fines for city-issued violations. The City of Monterey Police Department is located two blocks to the east of the Institute on Pacific Street.


The Institute reserves the right to have any vehicle towed if it is found in violation of Institute parking regulations, and if the owner of said vehicle fails to remedy the violation situation once proper notice has been given. All towing fines and storage costs are the responsibility of the vehicle’s owner, and arrangements must be made with the towing company by the vehicle’s owner to retrieve the towed vehicle. Records to have a vehicle towed are kept at the Campus Security office. Please contact Campus Security to determine if your vehicle has been requested to be towed.

Requests for Reserved Parking for Guests

Institute parking lot spaces for guests are reserved on a very limited basis and generally only for high-level visitors. Since parking on campus is limited, the following are helpful hints in locating nearby parking other than the Institute faculty/staff and student parking lots:

  • There are three City of Monterey parking lots around our campus—parking lot 4 at the corner of Van Buren and Franklin, parking lot 8 in front of Casa Fuente, and parking lot 7, which is across Pacific Street. Lots 4 and 7 have ticket machines. Lot 8 is a partially metered lot.

  • The campus map shows both Institute parking and city parking lots 4 and 8. City parking lot 7 is not on the map, but it is directly across Pacific Street from Casa Fuente.

Questions? Email us.

Bicycles & Scooters

Bicycles and scooters must be parked in designated bicycle racks and not secured to stairways, benches, light poles, utility fixtures, parking devices, signs, or any other object not specifically intended for bicycle parking. Bicycles and scooters are not allowed in buildings and should not be left overnight on campus. Bicycles or scooters left more than 48 hours will be ticketed. Illegally parked bicycles or scooters are subject to impound by Security.