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Pugh Street Garage

Other Link Parking Department


  1. Accepts Bills, Quarters, Dimes & Nickels
  2. Accepts Credit Cards
  3. Accepts EZ Card Payments
  4. Accepts Merchant Validation
  5. ADA Accessible
  6. Covered Vehicle & Bicycle Parking
  7. Open 24/7

Parking Garages in Downtown State College

Three parking garages are located in downtown State College. They are located on the 100 block of South Fraser Street, the 100 block of South Pugh Street and the 200 block of West Beaver Avenue.

Hours of Operation and Pricing

  • Borough garages are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
  • The first half-hour is free.
  • From 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. parking rates are $1 per hour.
  • From 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. parking rates are reduced to $0.75 per hour.
  • Parking for special events is $2.25 for each hour. There is a $32.00 24-hour maximum charge.
  • Parking is free on Sunday, except during special events and PSU home football weekends.

Parking Permits

A limited number of monthly parking rentals are available in the garages. Contact the Parking Office at 814-278-4769 for more information.

Location Permit Cost
Beaver Avenue Garage 24-hour: $100.00 per month + $20.00 one-time processing fee
Night (4 p.m. to 4 a.m.): $35.00 per month + $20.00 one-time processing fee
Fraser Street Garage 24-hour: $115.00 per month + $20.00 one-time processing fee
Pugh Street Garage 24-hour: $115.00 per month + $20.00 one-time processing fee

EZ Card

Want to take the hassle out of paying for parking? EZ Cards are linked to a credit or debit card and instantly charge the card on file for your parking time. They are used directly at the entrance and exit gates. Cards may be purchased for $5 at the Borough of State College Parking Office, located at 243 South Allen Street. Contact the Parking Office at (814) 278-4769 for more information.

EZ Card Customer Portal...

How to use EZ Card: Upon entry, scan EZ Card at the entrance station, using the black “Monthly Permit” box. Scan EZ Card at the exit gate. The charge will show and you must then agree to use the “card on file” by pushing the option on the screen. This will then charge the credit/debit card linked to the EZ Card Portal.

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Merchant Validation

Merchant Validation LogoDon’t forget - dozens and dozens of merchants in State College Borough offer validation parking tickets good for up to three hours of parking at any of the downtown parking lots with a qualified purchase. Just look for the Merchant Validated Parking (MVP) logo at participating businesses!

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