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Student permits

UMBC requires all parked vehicles display a valid UMBC permit, Monday through Thursday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Friday 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM, excluding visitor pay to park spaces. Parking permits are required year round and the permit is attached to your vehicle(s). Permits are issued for an academic year from September 1st through August 31st and remain valid for the entire year for students enrolled in both fall and spring semester. Permits are deactivated for students that are not actively registered for courses during the fall or spring semester.

Student parking permits are issued according to your classification for the following parking zones:
Zone A – Red – Commuter Students
Zone B – Green – Walker Community Residents
Zone C – Gold – Residential Students (excluding Walker Apts)
Zone F – Orange – Freshman Resident Students

Modified parking zones are in effect during the winter and summer sessions, see the back of your permit for information.
If your classification changes, you must exchange your current permit at Parking Services.

Permit distribution begins around the middle of August for the fall semester, December 1st for the winter session, January 2nd for the spring semester and May 1st for summer semester. Only students registered for credit courses are eligible for a parking permit. Please allow 1-2 days for your record to update in the parking system. You will receive an error message ‘Invalid Authentication’ if your account is not updated as a student in the parking system.

There is no additional fee for the student parking permit; it is covered under the mandatory transportation fee on your tuition. Permits will not be automatically renewed each year, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain a new permit each academic year if needed.

Decals are available at the Parking Services office for soft top vehicles and convertibles.

Obtain your permit by mail:
Go to¬†Parking Account Management and login as an Affiliate and click on ‘Permits – Get Permits’. Follow the prompts to obtain a permit that will be mailed. The address is from your official student record and cannot be updated or changed in the parking system.
UMBC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PERMITS LOST OR NOT RECEIVED IN THE MAIL. REPLACEMENT PERMITS ARE $25.00.

Obtain your permit in person
You may pickup at Parking Services after registering your vehicle(s) online. ID is required; your UMBC ID or driver’s license.
DO NOT INITIATE THE PURCHASE PERMIT PROCESS ONLINE IF YOU ARE OBTAINING YOUR PERMIT IN PERSON.