Welcome to Parking Services

Parking Enforcement

Posted sign violations and standard Maryland Traffic Regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days per year (regardless of whether UMBC is open or closed that day). Parking permits are enforced during the hours of 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday – Friday.

Parking Announcements

Please note, parking announcements will be posted on the UMBC Parking Services site, as well as on myUMBC and the Parking Services social media sites (Facebook and Twitter).


Please use the SUMMER INTERNS/STAFF PARKING form when when requesting a permit for any non-UMBC students interning or working on campus during the summer. The cost is $40. The permit will be valid from May 30-August 14.


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First-year resident students (with a valid F Permit) can park in any Legal C Permit Space on the main campus. This policy will remain in effect for the rest of the Spring Semester. First-year permit holders do not need to do anything to take advantage of this change. Please note, parking in any section other than the C Zone will result in a citation.


The New MTA stickers have arrived and are available for pick-up at the Parking Services Office, Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM. Stickers are available to Regular Full-Time Staff/Faculty ONLY. When you come to pick up your sticker, please bring your Campus ID so that we can verify your eligibility.

Parking Services Office Hours

The Parking Services Offices are open Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM. Questions? Contact us at parking@umbc.edu or by phone at 410-455-2551.


1. Do you have to pay-to-park in visitor parking lots?

A. All individuals parking in the pay-to-park lots must pay $2 per hour.

2.  How can I pay to park at the Pay-to-Park lots?

A.  You may pay at the Pay Machines at any pay-to-park lot. Machines accept cash or credit card payments. Please note, pay machines do NOT give change. Please the exact amount you want or you will not receive change. A new option is the mobile app, Passport Parking. You can pay conveniently from your phone or device.

3. Can first-year residents park on campus?
A. This spring, first-year residents MAY park in any C Zone Space. Parking any other zone or a pay-to-park lot will result in a citation.
4. Where are your electric charging stations and how long can we park at one?
A. We have 10 charging stations in the Walker Avenue Garage, 7 in Lot 9 and 2 in the Stadium Lot. We do require that you limit yourself to 4 hours per day. Violators will be cited.
5. I bought daily permits. Will they expire before I can use them?
A. No, daily permits are good through 2025.
6. I just went online and registered my vehicle and secured a permit. Do I have to pick anything up?
A. No, all permits are virtual. Our enforcement agents scan your plate and verify you have the proper permit. This is why it is essential you keep your vehicle information up-to-date.
7. I am a graduate student but can’t get my permit. What do I do?
A. If you are taking your courses remotely or only have labs, you are most likely designated as a visiting student. This designation allows you to take courses without paying the mandatory University Fees. One of the fees you do not pay is transportation and parking. As a result, you must come to the Parking Services offices and pay $60 per semester for your permit. Payment must be made in cash or check.
8. How do you renew your MTA sticker on your ID? Need to renew?
A. Visit the Parking Services Offices during the hours of 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday to Friday. We will verify your eligibility and provide you with your sticker.
9. I noticed a Lot 31 on the map. Who can park here?
A. Lot 31 (located by the old Baltimore County Court House) will be open to anyone with an A, B, C, D or E permit.
10. What hours of the week are zones enforced?
A. We will enforce parking zones Monday thru Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM. Pay-to-Park Lots are enforced Monday thru Friday from 7 AM to 7 PM.
11. What are the different parking permit categories for students?
A. Commuter students receive the A Permit. Walker Avenue Apartments students receive a B Permit. Resident students, who are sophomores and above, will receive the C Permit. First-year residential students will receive the F Permit. Please note, sharing permits is strictly prohibited and will result in citations and further penalties from student conduct.
12. How long do I have to pay my citation?
A. You have 30 days to pay off your account balance before a $10 late fee will be added. If not paid after 45 days, an additional $20 late fee will be added, and a student hold added to your account. Payments can be made with cash or check in the Parking Services Offices or at the UMBC Parking Portal with a credit card.
13.  Do you still offer parking for special events?
A.  Please submit the Special Event Request Form at least 15 days prior to the date of the event. Event parking cannot proceed until request has been approved by Parking Services. Availability of parking facilities for the event is not guaranteed. However, very effort will be made to accommodate requests.
14.  When should I appeal a citation?
A.   Let’s start with when you should not file an appeal. I was running late, I have parked there before without a citation, the car in front of me wasn’t cited and I didn’t know are not acceptable reasons to file an appeal. Please note, family emergency, car issues, and health issues are acceptable reasons to file an appeal. Please note, unsuccessful appeals result in a $10 charge above the cost of the citation.