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The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Office of Parking and Transportation Services strives to provide students, faculty, staff, and visitors with the best possible parking and transportation experience.


News and Alerts

Credit Card Acceptance

Starting November 1st, Parking and Transportation Services will no longer accept American Express in all UMB garages and the parking cashiers office.

If you have linked your American Express credit card for daily parking, please use this link https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/UMBParkingCashiers@umbcits.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/ 
to make an appointment to change your payment method.
Starting Jan 3, 2022, Lexington St. and Saratoga St. garages will be credit/ debit card only facilities for daily/ hourly parkers.

UMB garage operations during state holiday closures

The following holidays are recognized by University of Maryland, Baltimore for closure.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • American Indian Heritage Day
  • Christmas Day

If a holiday falls on a weekend, the holiday is observed based on the guidance provided by the State of Maryland.

Penn, Saratoga and Pearl St. garages are closed. All parkers assigned to a closed garage location may park in any open UMB garage location.

Baltimore Grand, Lexington, Plaza and Pratt St. garage are open with normal operations.


All UMB Garage Parkers

It has come to our attention that Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) items such as Maryland EZ Pass toll transponders and/or other non-UMB AVI hangtags may cause garage access issues. If you are experiencing issues with garage access and have a Maryland or other state EZ pass transponder or a non-UMB AVI hangtag, please remove these from the front of your windshield when entering and exiting the garages. If you need further assistance, please email parkingnotification@umaryland.edu

Pratt St. garage renovation starting April 12, 2021 (updated May 3)

Pratt St. garage renovation and upgrades begin April 12th and will last approximately 16 months. A total of 230 spaces will be impacted during this time, decreasing garage capacity. Phase I begins in the basement and will not be accessible for four (4) months. Occasionally, vehicles will be redirected to the Penn St garage as daily capacity is reached. Facility hours and card access are being modified in Penn St garage to assist with any potential overflow. Pratt parkers will be allowed to park in Penn St. garage during normal operating hours, which have been extended to 12 midnight, Mon-Fri.


Stay Connected! Sign Up to Receive Real-Time UMB Parking and Traffic Alerts

The Office of Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) has implemented a new traffic/garage text alerts system to inform the UMB community about traffic conditions affecting immediate travel to and from campus. The alerts also will inform the UMB community of any urgent operational incidents regarding our garage facilities. Text "UMBTransport” to 888777 to stay connected.


UMB Parking Goes Green

“Our intention was ... contributing to sustainable goals by reducing our carbon footprint and, honestly, making it easier for the staff to perform tasks driving a smaller, energy-efficient vehicle through the facilities,“ says Brian Simmons, assistant director of PTS.

Read more

BGE Pipeline Update

Construction crews will be working in various locations for the next several weeks in preparation for the abandonment procedure. Drivers and pedestrians should expect street closures and detours. Primary streets closures are Redwood Street and Greene Street in front of the University of Maryland Medical Center. This project will begin May 14 and continue throughout the summer.

Projects in Progress

PTS is proud of the facilities and services we offer. Take a look at what we've done!

Past renovations and updates 


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Sign up for Traffic Advisories at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/news/traffic-advisories

It's Time to Plan!

Know what to do in the event of an emergency garage closure BEFORE you come to campus.

During an emergency — such as winter weather, a hurricane, civil unrest, or a power outage — all 24-hour campus garages will remain open. However, non-24-hour garages will close and parkers will need to park in specific garages.



We recommend using Visualping with the News and Alerts section to get the latest updates.