• UMB Parking Tour

    Watch a video tour of the parking options and transportation services available at UMB.

  • Emergency Garage Closures

    During an emergency, all 24-hour campus garages and Penn St. Garage will remain open. Non-24-hour parkers will be redirected. Learn more now!

  • 24-Hour Garages

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    Learn where you should park in an emergency.


  • Traffic Advisory

    Please be advised that when streets in the downtown area are temporarily closed due to safety concerns, you may learn more here.

  • PTS Spotlight

    The nine-member crew adapted to changes brought on by the pandemic by adding projects and increased sanitizing measures to their essential duties.

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  • Parking and Traffic Alerts

    Sign up today to enroll for UMB parking and traffic alerts.


  • Parking Garage Closures and Updates During COVID-19 Pandemic

    As temporary parking changes occur related to the COVID-19 pandemic response, updates will be made to the News and Alerts section on this page. Please scroll down for more information.

  • Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

    PTS recently purchased and  debuted a 100 percent electric truck for its facility maintenance program. 

    Read more here.

  • Do You Know

    …that automotive services are available in your time of need?

    View all Do You Know questions.

  • Tip of the Month

    Flat tire, locked out, or need a jump? Parking and Transportation Services offers lockout services, battery jumps, and flat tire assistance.

    Call 410-706-4260 for help.

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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

Pratt St. garage renovation starting April 12, 2021

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 10PM, Mon-Fri.

Updated June 24, 2020 (revised April 5, 2021)

Beginning Monday, June 29, Penn Street and Pearl Street garages will reopen on a limited basis. Temporary hours of Pearl Street garage will be 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays only.  Revised temporary hours of the Penn Street garage will be  6 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays only.  All permit holders are expected to park in their assigned garage when open and abide by parking rules and regulations.  Staff requiring parking outside of these temporary hours may park in Pratt Street Garage. All parkers are required to use their parking credentials when entering and exiting the garages.

Please contact stacy.holmes@umaryland.edu with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during these uncertain times. Please visit this page for further information.

Updated April 1, 2020 (revised June 29; revised July 17, revised Sept 11)

Effective Wednesday, March 25, the following parking facilities will be closed until further notice:

  • Administration Lot
  • Saratoga Garage

Beginning Monday, April 6, all open UMB garages will be set at a max rate of $9 per day for visitors, patients, and patient transporters until further notice. Vouchers will still be accepted and staff “pay daily rate” will remain the same.


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.

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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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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.