Employee Permits

All faculty and staff are required to have a valid permit to park on campus and will be required to park in their assigned zones.

The cost of permits is $280 per year for D Permits and $380 per year for E Permits. Current hires must purchase their permit by coming to Parking Services and paying the pro-rated amount in full. In August, Parking Services will reach out to you to initiate your payroll deduction for the 2024-25 Academic Year. 

Is Your Vehicle Information Up-To-Date?

UMBC requires all parked vehicles to have a valid UMBC virtual permit, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, excluding visitor Pay-to-Park spaces.  Parking permits are required year-round and the permit is attached to your vehicle’s license plate. Permits are valid for an academic year from September 1st through August 31st.

Permits will not be issued to employees with past due parking fines.

Refunds will not be issued on permits.

Employees receiving tuition remission are not eligible for a student permit.  Faculty are not eligible for a student permit.

Employee permits are issued to the following zones:

Zone DAnnual Staff (Non-Gated) – Non-gated parking for annual D permit ($280.00)

Zone D Daily Permits – ($2.00 each) are for one date use only and are also available in a 5-pack, 10-pack, or 20-pack online.

Zone EGated Parking – with visor card valid for the assigned gated lot only ($380.00).

Modified parking zones are in effect after 4 PM.

Vehicle Removal

If you need to remove a vehicle from your account, please email Parking Services at parking@umbc.edu with your campus ID and the plate information. Please note, vehicles with outstanding violations cannot be removed.

Gated Parking Wait List

Complete a Gated Lot Request Form to be added to the wait list. A list of gated lot requests is maintained by Parking Services. To remain on the wait list, a valid UMBC permit must be purchased each year. If you transfer to a different department while on the wait list, notify Parking Services of the change. Should space in gated lots become available, the wait list will be forwarded to the appropriate dean or vice president for selection. Parking Services will notify selected employees with instructions on how to obtain the gated parking.

Parking Payroll Deduction

Regular or Contingent II employees are eligible to participate in this pretax benefit.  Parking deductions are taken over 20 pays from early September until early June. Open enrollment begins the middle of August each academic year.  Once enrolled, your permit will automatically renew.

Eligible employees can enroll at Parking Services while the program is open (Last day for 23-24 School Year is February 13). A ‘Certification of Eligibility’ from Human Resources and campus ID must be provided by new employees to enroll.

Permit Cancellation

To end payroll deduction, submit a new Payroll Deduction Cancellation Form with cancel selected. Gate cards must be returned to Parking Services at time of cancellation.

Permits Purchased by Cash, Check or Credit Card

Permits can be purchased at Parking Services with payment of currency or check only during regular business hours, ID required (UMBC or driver license).  Daily permits can be purchased in packs of 5, 10 and 20 in the office.

New Hire Two-Week Permit

Hiring departments can submit the Permit Info – New Hire Form to: parking@umbc.edu to request a two-week temporary permit. Temporary permits are available for new full-time employees only. Part-time employees are NOT eligible for this permit. Part-time and Contingent 1 Employees should also submit the standard Permit Info – New Hire Form. Those receiving the New Hire Two-Week permit MUST park in the D Permit Zone. Parking in any other location will result in a citation.

Gate Cards

New Gate Cards

Staff may apply for Gate Cards to ensure guaranteed parking. Gated parking is available for $380 per year. Applicants must complete this FORM and return to parking@umbc.edu. Upon receipt, you will be added to the appropriate waiting list. Please note, we issue gate cards annually when spaces become available.

Lost Gate Cards

Lost or stolen gate cards must be reported to Parking Services immediately. Replacement gate cards can be obtained at the Parking Services Office. The fee is $25. Gate Card holders may only have one card.

Gate Card Returns

If you need to return a Gate Card, please place your card in an envelope and include a note with your name and campus ID. Send via Campus Mail to Parking Services. Upon receipt, we will send confirmation to you.