Monthly Parking Rules

Updated June 14th, 2024

1) Monthly parking is a reduced rate privilege that does not guarantee the availability of space every day, although every effort will be made to accommodate parking. Should no space be available, see the attendant for alternative parking.

2) Monthly parking fees are payable in advance of the first day of the month (payable to BCAR). Payments should be dropped off at BCAR’s office or mailed to the main office of BCAR located at 255 Pearl St., Buffalo, NY 14202. Auto-payment either direct debit or recurring credit card is encouraged. All payments are deducted from a checking or savings account or charged to a credit or debit card on the 1st of each month. 

Only Checks, Money Orders or Bank Drafts are acceptable form of payment for the first month. BCAR does not accept cash. 

The access card number should be written in the memo portion of the check or money order each month. If you pay by money order, your name should be legible. If you are paying for another monthly, their name should also appear with their access card number. BCAR accepts credit card payments either as a recurring entry each month or you can pay online by accessing our website. If you wish to cancel any of these services, you must call the main office by the 26th of the month.

3) Skipping months is prohibited. Presently BCAR is suspending monthlies during the pandemic. As of April 1, 2022 we can no longer guarantee your space will be available when you return if demand increases and a waiting list is started. If this happens and you do not renew each month, every month, your space will be sold to the first person on the waiting list and you will no longer have monthly privileges. You will still be liable for the unpaid month (s) in order to keep your monthly privileges. The only exception will be for medical disability and requires notifying the BCAR office in advance.

4) Parking fees are due and valid for a full calendar month basis only. A $20.00 deposit is required for each access pass when first issued. The $20.00 deposit is refundable when the pass is returned in good condition. Lost or damaged passes must be replaced at the customer’s expense. The cost of a replacement pass is $30.00. All access passes are to be returned on the last day of the month with the name and mailing address if the customer will not be renewing for the following month.

5) All new monthlies will be activated for the 1st of the month. No prorating is allowed. Monthly parking tags are good 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The access tag must be displayed on the front windshield. The monthly parking pass entitles you to park only one vehicle in the parking facility at a time. The monthly pass must be used each time that you enter and exit the parking facility. Monthly passes must be used in the proper sequence for entrance and exit at all times. Failure to do so will result in a system lock-out and considerable inconvenience and expense to you. Monthly passes must be displayed everyday while using the facility. Any transfer of monthly passes is prohibited and will result in the loss of monthly parking privileges. You must have your access card with you when you park in the facility otherwise you will need to take a ticket and pay the hourly or all-day fee.

6) Parking is permitted only in those spaces that are not designated as a reserve or nest unless you have paid for a reserved or nested space. If you park in a reserved space not your own or in the nested area, you will be issued a $60.00 parking violation and/or have your vehicle towed from the facility. Repeated occurrences will result in loss of your monthly parking privileges.

7) If you do not park between the yellow lines or if you park your large vehicle in areas marked “compact cars only”, you will be issued a $60.00 parking violation and/or have your vehicle towed from the facility. You will pay for any parking fines and/or towing fees assessed, if this action should occur.

8) Spaces designated for handicap parking shall be used only by parkers who are legally authorized to park in one of these spaces. The handicap tag must be displayed.

9) You must observe all posted rules, regulations, and signs of the facility and directions of the Operator. Violations of these and other terms and conditions explained herein may result in the forfeiture of privileges, at the discretion of BCAR. Harassment of attendants will result in loss of monthly parking privileges. Please report any discourteous BCAR employee to the office.

10) This agreement is a personal license to the holder of the access pass to enable that person to park a vehicle at this facility at the holder’s sole risk. Only a license is granted hereby, and no bailment is created with respect to any vehicle, including its contents, on the premises of the facility.

11) WARNING: Vehicles should be locked and the contents thereof, especially cell phone, GPS, radar detectors, etc., secured in the trunk or other out of sight storage area of the vehicle. The City of Buffalo and/or BCAR are not responsible for any loss or damage by fire, theft, collision, or any other cause to any vehicle or part thereof, or the contents of any vehicle.

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