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PARKING FOR FALL 2020

UMBC Parking Services Will Not Be Issuing Parking Permits This Fall.  All new students, faculty and staff to register their vehicles on the UMBC Parking Portal. Registering your vehicles will better prepare you for our return to permits in the future. Please note that returning individuals should verify their vehicle information.  As a reminder, you may have up to three vehicles on your account but only one may be on campus at any time.

There will be no parking permits (student/faculty/staff) required for the Fall 2020 Semester. Faculty/Staff/Students are permitted to park in any legal space on campus. Please note, you are not permitted to park in any space with a posted sign. Posted signs include: CD Parking Only, Loading/Unloading, UHS Physicians, Handicapped, YMCA Pre-School Only, and etc. The spaces marked with specific signage are meant to be available 24/7 to the folks who are permitted to park in them. Vehicles not permitted to park in these spaces may be issued a citation. In addition, we will not be charging for parking in the visitor/pay station lots, so they are considered legal spaces.

Our enforcement team will be conducting lot counts and sanitizing parking garage handrails, elevator buttons, and other high touch surfaces in parking structures. In addition, we will not be charging for parking in the visitor/pay station lots, so they are considered legal spaces. The parking permit plans for the Spring will be determined as we navigate through the fall semester.

The Parking Services Office will not be physically staffed this fall, but our staff will be available to assist you during our normal office hours of 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday – Friday. Have a question? Contact us at 410-455-2551 or parking@umbc.edu. We will be providing information on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

1. Are permits available for the Fall?
A. We will not be issuing permits this Fall. We will announce policies regarding permits for the Spring later in the Fall Semester.
2. If we don’t have a permit, can we park anywhere?
A. Faculty/Staff/Students will be permitted to park in any legal space on campus. We will only be enforcing posted signs and safety violations.
3. Can Freshmen Residents park on campus?
A. Due to the limited number of vehicles on campus, Freshmen may park on the main campus. A determination about Spring will be made later this year.
4. Do you have to pay-to-park in visitor parking lots? 
A. We will not be enforcing pay-to-park lots this Fall. As a result, visitor spaces will simply be legal spaces, open to anyone. Please note, visitor’s must be approved to be on campus this Fall.
5. If we don’t have permits, do we still need to register our vehicles?
A. Yes, registering your vehicles is essential. Not only will it prepare you for a return to permits but it will also provide us with your contact information in case of an emergency. Additionally, due to Covid-19 protocols, we need to monitor who is on campus at all times for your safety.
6. When the university returns to normal operations, I will no longer need a Gate Card. How do I return my gate card now?
A. Please place your card in an envelope and include a note with your name and campus ID. Send via Campus Mail to Parking Services. Upon receipt, we will send confirmation to you.
7. 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 ask that you limit yourself to 4 hours at a station.
8. I bought daily permits. Will they expire before I can use them?
A. No, your daily permits are good through 2025.
9. How do you renew your MTA sticker on your ID? Need to renew?
A. Contact Parking Services at parking@umbc.edu or 410-455-2551. We will verify your eligibility and arrange for pick-up at the UMBC Police Station.

 

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