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UMBC Parking Services Will Not Be Issuing Parking Permits This SPRING.  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 Spring 2021 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, etc. Spaces marked with specific signage are meant to be available 24/7 to the individuals who are permitted to park in them. Vehicles not permitted to park in these spaces will be issued citations. In addition, we will not be charging for parking in the visitor/pay station lots, so they will also be 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.

The Parking Services Office will not be physically staffed this Spring, 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 We will be providing information on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

1. Are permits available for the Spring?
A. We will not be issuing permits this Spring. We will announce policies regarding permits for the 2021-22 school year this summer.
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. However, we will be enforcing posted signs (Handicapped, CD Parking, etc.) 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.
4. Do you have to pay-to-park in visitor parking lots? 
A. We will not be enforcing pay-to-park lots this Spring. As a result, visitor spaces will simply be legal spaces, open to anyone. Please note, visitor’s must be approved to be on campus.
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.
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 or 410-455-2551. We will verify your eligibility and arrange for pick-up at the UMBC Police Station.