Children's Hospital

Discounted Parking

All Duke garages are equipped with automated pay stations. Before returning to their vehicle, visitors should pay for their parking using one of the pay stations. This video explains how to use the pay stations. Pay stations accept cash, credit, debit, and validations. Validations have replaced Duke parking discount coupons.

Departments and non-Duke entities may purchase validations to provide to visitors. Patients and families of Duke inpatient facilities may purchase validations at a discount. If you have any questions regarding the information below, please contact us at

Validation Types

Validations are issued as scannable single-use or multi-use passes.

  • Passes are issued on business-card size stock and can be scanned at the pay station. The number of valid uses is printed on the pass.

Duke Departments and Non-Duke Entities: Ordering Validations

Duke departments and non-Duke entities may purchase validations to provide to visitors. To order validations, complete the on-line request form and follow the instructions provided; IR forms are not accepted. Since validations have cash value, they will not be mailed.

Note: Departments may exchange expired validations for valid ones; limit per fiscal year is thirty (30).

Non-Duke entities may pay with a credit card when picking up their order. Please do not include credit card information on the order form.

Patients and Families: Purchasing Discounted Validations

Patients and their families may purchase discounted parking at the Duke Clinic Customer Service Center beside the Medical Center Bookstore.  Discounted single-use tickets are $5 each and 5-use passes are $25.

Important! Duke faculty, staff and students, affiliates and contractors are not eligible to purchase or use discounted validations.