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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = parking_entrance
Christian Wirth - Tiefgarage Hauptplatz.jpg
A entrance to an underground or multi storey parking facility Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Parking entrance-14.svg
Group: Parking
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

Use amenity=parking_entrance to map a single parking entrance (and/or exit). Group one or more of such entrances into a site relation representing a single underground or multi storey parking facility, as described below.

How to map

Add a node and tag with amenity=parking_entrance

  • A parking entrance always has to be mapped as a node.
  • The differentiation between different kind of entrances for different kind of transportation modes (car, foot, …) is defined by setting the correct access tags (access=*).
  • If appropriate, the tag can be combined with entrance=*. The tag building=entrance is deprecated.
  • Parking entrances should always be connected to a highway, often highway=service, and never be mapped isolated.
  • The distinction between entrances which function as exits, entrances or both is defined by the oneway=* tag of the highway=* connected to the parking_entrance node.
  • amenity=parking_entrance is normally used for underground or multi storey parking entrances, not for surface parking. Add parking=underground or parking=multi-storey.

While underground or multi-storey parking facilities can also be mapped as an area using amenity=parking in combination with location=*, it’s also helpful to map the entrances and exits as nodes.

Additional tags

Key Value Comment
required amenity parking_entrance Mandatory tag for defining a parking entrance.
recommended parking underground
If it is an underground car park. Rendering in openstreetmap-carto: Parking entrance-14.svg
If it is a multi-storey. Rendering in openstreetmap-carto: Parking entrance multi-storey 14.svg
optional ref String Internal reference number or alphanumberic code used by the operator of the parking entrance, e.g "2C")
optional name String Commonly used name of the entrance. Examples: Main entrance Big Underground Parking, Side Exit 3rd Avenue
optional maxheight String Signposted maximum vehicle height permitted to use the entrance.
optional general tags * See chapter General tags in the proposal for tags that can be applied to spaces, entrances and relations.

Optional relation

  • More than one entrance might be grouped into a single parking facility by using a site relation. See example below and Relation:site for details.
  • The relation would use the tags type=site + site=parking.
  • If a amenity=parking_entrance node is added as a member of a site relation, the role entrance can be used, optionally.
  • However, note that this type of relation is not yet supported by many database users.
Example of several parking entrances grouped into a site relation to map an underground parking facility

Access restrictions

For a much more detailed explanation of the new scheme using amenity=parking_space, amenity=parking_entrance and site relations, please read the proposal. You will also find information on how to tag access restrictions for certain kind of user roles (parent parking, disabled parking).


  • Parking entrance-14.svg underground
  • Parking entrance multi-storey 14.svg multi-storey

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