DGS Parking Policy

DGS Parking Policy

Scope

This policy applies to all parking facilities owned and managed by the Department of General Services. This includes, but is not limited to, parking lots and garages at the Annapolis State Office Complex and the Baltimore State Office Complex.

Definitions

  1. DGS - Department of General Services
  2. DGS Parking Administrator - person employed by DGS who is responsible for setting parking policy and the allocation of prox parking privileges to agencies
  3. DGS Parking Coordinator - The person or persons designated by the DGS Parking Administrator to administer the parking policy and the prox parking privileges to the agencies
  4. Agency Parking Coordinator - The person designated by the using agency head to handle parking needs for their agency. This is the only person with whom the DGS Parking Coordinators will communicate with regarding parking issues

PROX Procedures

  1. The Department of General Services (DGS) allocates prox parking access to agencies occupying space in DGS managed facilities. Prox parking access is allocated to using agencies based on the number of permanent full-time allocated positions working at the facility, the number of available parking spaces, and the availability of mass transportation. Prox access does not guarantee a parking space. Parking spaces have been over allocated to allow access to as many employees as possible. Over-allocation rates have been calculated by taking into consideration the average number of employees on leave on a daily basis. Parking is on a first come, first served basis for all.
  2. After an initial allocation of prox parking access has been granted to the Agency Parking Coordinator, no additional prox parking access will be granted.
  3. If an agency should lose positions at the facility for any reason, it will be the Agency Parking Coordinators’ responsibility to inform the DGS Parking Coordinator.
  4. It is the responsibility of the Agency Parking Coordinator to inform the DGS Parking
    Coordinator when an employee is terminated, transferred, retires, or has a change in previous information. It is also the responsibility of the Agency Parking Coordinator to re-issue prox parking access to another individual within their agency, and to provide a new survey form to the DGS Parking Coordinator.
  5. Distribution and management of the prox parking access granted to using agencies is the responsibility of the Agency Parking Coordinators.
  6. It is the responsibility of each using agency to provide sufficient parking from within their allocation for:

    1. State vehicles assigned to their agency
    2. Handicapped Agency employees
     
  7. Motorcycles may only park in the spaces specifically identified for motorcycles.

Parking Procedures

  1. Vehicle Parking - Parking for vehicles will be permitted in DGS owned and managed parking facilities, provided the following conditions are met: 
     
    1. Valid prox parking access has been granted for the lot or facility.
    2. Parking is authorized by the DGS Parking Coordinator for special circumstances such as parking for meetings or special events.
  2. Parking Facilities

Annapolis:

Parking shall be permitted to the extent that legal parking spaces are available. The following areas are currently valid for use at the Annapolis State Office Complex:

  • A Garage - Prox Access Privilege
  • B Lot - Prox Access Privilege
  • J Lot - Prox Access Privilege
  • K Lot - Prox Access Privilege
  • Calvert Street Garage - Prox Access Privilege
  • Navy Lot - Prox Access Privilege
  • Whitmore Garage - Computerized Control Card

Baltimore:

Parking shall be permitted to the extent that legal parking spaces are available. The following areas are currently valid for the Baltimore State Office Complex:

  • A Lot - Prox Access Privilege
  • C Lot - Fuel Lot - State Vehicles Only
  • E Lot - Prox Access Privilege
  • F Lot - Prox Access Privilege
  • Garage - Prox Access Privilege
  • B Lot - Visitor Lot - Paid Parking Only
  1. Special Parking - (Meetings and Special Events)
    1. Limited parking is available at the Annapolis and Baltimore State Office Complexes for meetings and special events. Special parking should be requested through the Agency Parking Coordinator and authorized by the DGS Parking Coordinator at least 24 hours in advance of a meeting or special event.
    2. When requesting such parking, the following information should be included:
  • Name of State Agency requesting special parking arrangement
  • Name of driver
  • Vehicle description
  • Tag number
  • Date requested
  • Estimated time of arrival
  • Nature of event/meeting
  • Phone/contact number
     
    1. Special parking requests are to be sent to the following locations:

Annapolis
Dept. of General Services
Annapolis Public Buildings & Grounds
29 St. Johns’ Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone: 410-260-2900
Fax: 410-974-2361

Baltimore
Dept. of General Services
Baltimore Public Buildings & Grounds
301 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: 410-767-4409
Fax: 410-333-5699

  1. Visitor Parking

Annapolis - visitor parking is provided at the following locations:

  • J Lot - adjacent to Court of Appeals (COA) building - COA visitors only.
  • Naval Academy Athletic Stadium parking lot.

Baltimore - visitor parking is provided at the following locations:

  • B Lot - adjacent to the 300 W Preston Street building - paid parking only.
  • All deliveries will be made at the loading docks.
  1. Outside Contractors

Annapolis

  • Vehicles of vendors supplying maintenance services to the Annapolis State Office Complex will be accommodated on one of the surface lots.
  • Agency Parking Coordinators requesting parking privileges for vendors or contractors must contact the DGS Parking Coordinator, explaining the need for such parking.
  • If the request is approved, the DGS Parking Coordinator will have the vendor/contractor’s name placed on a Department of General Services (DGSP)parking list. DGSP will grant the contractor entrance to the lot when he pushes the buzzer at the facility gate and states his name.
  • If for any reason a vendor/contractor vehicle has to be moved, the Agency Parking Coordinator will be contacted and asked to inform that person.

Baltimore

  • Vehicles of vendors supplying maintenance services to the Baltimore State Office Complex will be accommodated on “A” lot.
  • Agency Parking Coordinators requesting parking privileges for vendors or contractors must contact the DGS Parking Coordinator, explaining the need for such parking.
  • If the request is approved, the DGS Parking Coordinator will have the vendor/contractor’s name placed on a Department of General Services (DGSP)parking list. DGSP will grant the contractor entrance to the lot when he pushes the buzzer at the facility gate and states his name.
  • If for any reason a vendor’s/contractor’s vehicle has to be moved, the Agency Parking Coordinator will be contacted and asked to inform that person.
  1. Off Hours Parking

Annapolis

  • Any State employee who is working during the evening and/or night-time hours, may be given prox access to park their vehicle on any specified surface parking lot after 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, after a request to do so has been approved by the DGS Parking Coordinator.

Baltimore

  • Any State employee who is working during the evening and/or night-time hours, may be given prox access to park their vehicle in the 201 W. Preston Street garage after 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, after a request to do so has been approved by the DGS Parking Coordinator.
  • All vehicles must be removed from the surface lots and garage no later than 7:30 a.m. the following workday.
  1. Bicycles and Motorcycles - (State Employees)

Annapolis

  • Limited motorcycle parking is available on all surface parking lots contingent upon availability of spaces designated for motorcycle parking only.
  • Bicycle racks are available in the following locations:
    • Tax and Treasury Buildings - Court Yard
    • House of Delegates - “B” Lot Entrance Portico
    • Tawes Building - Outside of “C” Wing Lobby Doors
    • Central Services Building - Near Handicapped Ramp

Baltimore

  • Limited motorcycle parking is available in the 201 W. Preston Street Garage contingent upon availability of spaces designated for motorcycle parking only.
  • Bicycle racks are available in the following locations:
    • 300 W. Preston Street – front of building
    • 201 W Preston Street Garage
    • 301 W. Preston Street Building – Preston Street side
  1. Enforcement
    1. Parking in unauthorized areas - Vehicles parked without authorization on DGS owned and managed parking facilities, are subject to be towed at the owner’s or operator’s expense if the vehicle is parked:
  • Without valid prox access.
  • In a handicapped space without proper Motor Vehicle Administration handicapped authorization.
  • In any reserved space without proper authorization.
  • In a fire lane.
  • In any driving lane or access lane.
  • In more than one space.
     
    1. Operators of vehicles with prox access - Operators of vehicles with prox access found in violation of the above may:
  • Receive a parking ticket
  • Lose current parking privileges
  • Be denied any future parking privileges
  1. Liability

DGS is not responsible for loss of property or damage to a vehicle, while that vehicle is parked in a DGS owned or managed parking lot, garage, or facility.

  1. DGS Parking Policy

The DGS Parking Coordinator will supply a current copy of the DGS Parking Policy to all Agency Parking Coordinators upon request.