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Employee Permits

UMBC requires all parked vehicles display a valid UMBC permit, Monday through Thursday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Friday 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM, excluding visitor pay to park spaces.  Parking permits are required year round and the permit is attached to your vehicles. Permits are valid for an academic year from September 1st through August 31st.
Permits must be properly displayed on the rear view mirror.

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.

Decals are available at the Parking Services office for soft top vehicles and convertibles.  An annual permit must be purchased to receive the decal at no charge.

Employee permits are issued to the following zones:
Zone D – purple – Non-gated parking for annual D permit ($260.00)

Zone D – Daily permits ($2.00 each)  Daily permits are for one date use only and  validated by scratching the month, date and year.

Zone E – purple – gated parking – permit and visor card valid for the assigned gated lot only ($340.00)

Modified parking zones are in effect after 3:30 PM and during the winter and summer sessions. See the pack of your permit for information.


Gated parking wait list
Complete a gated lot request form to go on 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 on 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 obtaining the gated parking.



Parking payroll deduction program

Regular or Contingent 2 employees are eligible to participate in this pretax benefit.  Parking deductions are taken over 20 pays from early September til early June. Open enrollment begins around the middle of August each academic year.  Once enrolled your permit will automatically renew and sent to your department in August.

To end payroll deduction the permit and visor card is applicable must be returned to Parking Services and a cancellation form completed.

Eligible employees can enroll at Parking Services while the program is open.  A ‘Certification of Eligibility’ from Human Resources and campus ID must be provided by new employees to enroll. Employees that start after the cutoff around the middle of February will need to pay for their parking fees for the remainder of the academic year with the option to enroll during the open period in August.

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 any quantity in the office.

Permits can be purchased with a credit card online. Go to Parking Account Management and login as an Affiliate and click on ‘Permits – Get Permits’. 

Employees purchasing online have the option of mailing to an address on file or picking up the permit at Parking Services.  Daily permits are available in a 10-pack online.  You can continue to add additional 10-packs to your basket before checking out.

New employee temporary permit

The hiring department can submit a request to: for a two week temporary permit.  Please include employees name, start date, hiring status and vehicle information to include license plate.  Temporary permits are available for new regular line or full time contingent 2 employees only.