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 permits are required during the summer. There is no free parking during the hours of 8 AM to 4 PM.

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.

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).

UMBC Commencement Ceremonies

UMBC will be hosting Commencement Ceremonies on Wednesday, December 21 (Graduate School) and Thursday, December 22 (Undergraduates). Both sessions will begin at 10 AM at the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena. Please note, parking those two days may be more challenging than usual and we ask for your patience. We thank you and wish all of the graduates the best!

Register Your Bike

Take the time now to register your bike with Parking Services. Why? If someone steals your bike and tries to resell it, it will be registered and the potential purchaser will know that your bike is stolen. This will drastically increase the chances the Police can recover the bike. How to register? Complete the UMBC Bike Registration Form and return to Parking Services. Need a new bike lock? Bike locks are free with registration (while supplies last).

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. This policy is in effect, Monday – Friday during the hours of 8 AM to 4 PM.

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. 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.
4. I bought daily permits. Will they expire before I can use them?
A. No, daily permits are good through 2025.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. What is a valid reason for an appeal?
A.  Let’s begin with what is NOT valid. I was late for class, I didn’t know, my friend told me it was ok to park there, and everything was full are not valid reasons. Valid reasons would be a medical emergency, family emergency or illness.