Carmack Lot - 5

Carmack 5 is a surface parking lot located on west campus, and it is primarily used for permit parking. Visitors are welcome to use the lot as well for an hourly fee.

Surface Lot Information

Carmack 5 999-1049 Carmack Rd Columbus, OH 43210

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Clearance: N/A


1552 Total Spaces ; 3 Accessible Spaces

Surface Lot Access

Visitor Access

All Times Access at All Times

Permit Access

All Times Access at All Times Permit-Specific Access Information

Nearby Points of Interest

  • Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
  • OSU Speech-Language Clinic
  • Bevis Hall
  • Mt. Hall
  • Rightmire Hall

Rates and Payment Information

$2.25 per hour 




If you are parking in one of the many surface lots across campus, ParkMobile is a convenient option for payment. It is a downloadable app that lets you pay for parking directly from your phone. Create a ParkMobile account at, via the ParkMobile iOS or Android app, or via their automated phone system at 877-727-5009. After setting up an account, follow ParkMobile's prompts to pay for parking. One benefit of ParkMobile is that parking sessions can be extended via the app or online.

Pay-by-Plate machines are located throughout campus. Upon parking, walk to the nearest Pay-by-Plate machine (clearly marked by directional signs). Enter your license plate number and select the form of payment and amount of parking time desired, as indicated by printed instructions on the Pay-by-Plate machine. Since verification of payment is done via license plate, it is important to enter your license plate information correctly. Please note: Machines only accept credit card payments and do not provide refunds.

Pay-by-Plate Locations