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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. This means that all spaces  including Capstone, YMCA, etc are considered legal spaces and therefore no citations will be issued for vehicles parked in them. We will only be enforcing handicapped, and loading/unloading time limit spaces, as well as safety violations. In addition, we will not be charging for parking in the visitor/pay station lots, so they are considered legal spaces.

Additionally, 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 We will be providing information on our Facebook and Twitter pages and will be launching Instagram and YouTube accounts this fall to provide you with the information you need to park on campus.

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 vehicle’s?
   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. 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.
7. I bought daily permits. Will they expire before I can use them?
     A. No, your daily permits are good through 2025.
8. Are you a full-time staff member who had the MTA sticker on your ID last year? 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.