What does a Parking Lot Attendant do?

Park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May collect fee.

Jobs Roles

  • Take numbered tags from customers, locate vehicles, and deliver vehicles, or provide customers with instructions for locating vehicles.
  • Keep parking areas clean and orderly to ensure that space usage is maximized.
  • Direct motorists to parking areas or parking spaces, using hand signals or flashlights as necessary.
  • Patrol parking areas to prevent vehicle damage and vehicle or property thefts.
  • Park and retrieve automobiles for customers in parking lots, storage garages, or new car lots.
  • Greet customers and open their car doors.
  • Lift, position, and remove barricades to open or close parking areas.
  • Inspect vehicles to detect any damage.
  • Review motorists' identification before allowing them to enter parking facilities.
  • Escort customers to their vehicles to ensure their safety.
  • Service vehicles with gas, oil, and water.
  • Perform maintenance on cars in storage to protect tires, batteries, or exteriors from deterioration.
  • Issue ticket stubs or place numbered tags on windshields, log tags or attach tag to customers' keys, and give customers matching tags for locating parked vehicles.
  • Perform cash handling tasks, such as making change, balancing and recording cash drawer, or distributing tips.
  • Explain and calculate parking charges, collect fees from customers, and respond to customer complaints.
  • Provide customer assistance and information, such as giving directions or handling wheelchairs.
  • Call emergency responders or the proper authorities and provide motorist assistance, such as giving directions or helping jump start a stalled vehicle.
  • Perform personnel activities, such as supervising or scheduling employees.
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