Q:   How do I pay for a parking violation?

A:    You may pay on-line by clicking here.


Q:   How do I dispute or appeal a parking ticket?  

A:    All appeals must be received within 14 calendar days; the date of issue is day one.  UMBC students must initiate appeal review online.  Student notification of the appeal decision will be sent through e-mail.  The Student Parking Appeals Board, under Student Judicial Programs, will review and resolve student appeals. The decisions of the Student Appeals Board are final. Faculty, Staff and Visitors may submit online by clicking here.


Q:   I am a new faculty/staff employee, how do I order my permit?

A:   Your department will provide you with the information for a temporary permit that lasts two weeks. Prior to your two-week permit expiring, you must come to Parking Services to purchase your annual permit.  You may purchase daily permits but if you are on campus four or five days per week, it is cheaper to purchase the annual permit. Please bring your campus ID with you. Part-time employees are not eligible for the free two week permit. Part-time and Contingent I Employees must complete the new hire form and purchase daily permits or purchase the annual permit outright.


Q:   I ordered a permit online, but never received it. What should I do?

A:   All permits are virtual.  Your license plate is your parking permit.


Q:   I am a student, where can I park on campus?

A:   Campus parking is broken down into the following six (6) permit areas:

Zone A – Commuter Students

Zone B – Walker Apartments

Zone C– Resident Students

Zone D – Faculty/Staff

Zone E – Gated Faculty/Staff


Q:    What are my parking options at UMBC as a visitor?

A:    Visitor parking is available at ‘Pay-to-Park’ spaces.  Visitors pay at the pay station when they arrive on campus.  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.  You may also utilize the Park Mobile app. Visitor parking is enforced Monday-Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Regardless of your permit, you must pay to park in the Pay-to-Park lots.


Q:   How much does parking cost at UMBC?

A:    Student parking fees are included in the mandatory transportation fee.

Faculty/Staff parking is $280.00/ year for non-gated parking and $380.00/year for gated parking.

Faculty/Staff Daily Permits are $2.00/ day


Q:   What forms of payment do you accept?

A:   UMBC Parking Services accepts currency, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover in the office.  You may pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express online.  Pay stations accept MasterCard, Visa or exact currency. No Change or Refunds will be Provided.


Q:   How many vehicles can I register?  

A:   You may register up to three (3) vehicles. Only one may be on campus at a time. If you have more than one vehicle on campus, you will receive a Shared Hit Citation.


Q:   I have a valid parking permit for this semester. Can I park in a Pay-to-Park or visitor space?

A:   In order to park in a visitor space with your UMBC parking permit, you must have a valid Disability Permit or Placard that must be registered with Parking Services. All other individuals must pay the $2 per hour or they will receive a citation.