Last Updated on December 12, 2021


Charlestown is a community of residents, employees, and visitors. All should be mindful of the needs of everyone who lives, works, and visits here. Onsite open areas are set aside for the parking of resident, staff, visitor, and contractor vehicles. Guidelines are established to manage campus parking and traffic.

Parking Guidelines:

  • All vehicles must display current Charlestown registration stickers and have valid current license plates
  • Vehicles must be kept in working order
  • Vehicles which are disabled and/or unregistered may be towed at the owner’s expense
  • Only vehicles with valid handicap licenses or tags may park in handicap spaces
  • Family members and other visitors may not park in “Resident Reserved” parking areas unless pre-notification has been made to the Security Office
  • Vehicles that violate the Charlestown Parking Policy will be subject to corrective action by Management
  • Unfortunately, we do not have space for boats or campers. Residents are not allowed to keep these types of vehicles on campus.

Resident Reserved Parking: There are a limited number of parking spots on campus for residents to reserve for a monthly fee on a first come, first served basis. These spaces are designated for resident use only and may not be used for family members, friends, aids and/or contractors. Please contact General Services Customer Service at 443-29SERVE (443-297-3783) to request a reserved parking spot.

Parking Violations: If you are concerned that someone is inappropriately parked, inconsistent with the categories and privileges as defined above, please call our Security office at 410 -747-8838, x8806 and to make them aware. Appropriate action will be taken.

Family and Friends Program:

The Family and Friends Program allows visitors to use the automatic entrance to Charlestown without stopping at the Gate to be registered. A one-time fee of $25 per person, to obtain the non-transferable window cling and non-descript badge, will expedite your visitor’s access. The visitor simply enters the Resident/Employee side of the gate and swipes his/her badge at the designated post.

Anyone who is not a member of the Family and Friends program will have to register at the gate for a daily pass, each time that they come onto campus. There is NO FEE for a daily pass.

Visitors may park in any designated “Visitor” space or any unmarked white space located throughout the campus. Unmarked spots are usually in the large parking lots.

There is a progressive fine imposed for violations. All monies go to the Benevolent Care Fund (BCF). Residents are responsible for the fines their family, friends, and resident-hired contractor violations incur.