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Welcome to Parking Services

Until Campus Reopens, Parking Zones are Not Enforced! Please Note…Maryland Traffic Regulations are Enforced at All Times!

Commuter Student Parking Tips:

The beginning of each semester brings the busiest time of the year for parking on campus. Below are some tips to help ease your commute to campus.

Get your parking permit:
All vehicles parked on campus are required to have a valid UMBC virtual permit. Students must renew their permits every year. Student permits are available online by going to the UMBC Parking Portal.

*Students must renew their parking permits on or after August 15 each year*

Arrive Early:
Allow extra time to find parking, especially during the first few weeks of the semester. This will help reduce frustration and minimize your chances of being late for class.

Park Smart:
Lots and garages inside the loop always fill up first, so if you plan on arriving after 10 am, Lots 22, 29, and Stadium will be your best options. Don’t forget about Lot 25. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on Parking Availability.

Carpool with Friends/Classmates:

Save money, your health and the environment when you use Zimride.  Zimride is an online ride-matching service that connects drivers and passengers within a private UMBC network heading to the same area. It is FREE for students, faculty and staff to join the network and begin searching for matches or posting rides of their own. For more information, visit:

Please Note: The Carpool Lot has expanded to half the lot. Please note signs regarding where you may and may not park in Lot 4. Also, Carpool Spaces are marked with Carpool Parking.


Parking Services is responsible for issuing permits, managing parking and enforcing campus parking rules and regulations. UMBC requires all vehicles parked on campus in non Pay-to-Park spaces have a valid UMBC virtual parking permit, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm.  Standard parking regulations are enforced at all times.

Visitor parking is available at Pay-to-Park spaces.  Pay Stations for Visitor Pay-to-Park spaces are ADA compliant and visitors with a disabled plate/placard will need to pay when parking in these areas. Visitor parking spaces are located at Administration Drive Garage upper level, Commons Garage first level, Walker Avenue Garage upper level, Lot 9 and Lot 7 on Walker Avenue. Visitor parking is $2.00 per hour and payable by MasterCard, Visa or exact currency, no change or refunds provided.  Visitor parking is enforced Monday-Friday from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm.

The Parking Services offices are located in Room 100 of the Facilities Management Building.  The building is off Poplar Ave next to the Warehouse.

There is short-term parking available along the side of the building while you handle your parking transactions.