• 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 Events section on this page. Please scroll down for more information.

  • BGE Construction in the Area of Pratt and Penn Garages

    BGE continues upgrades to natural gas lines in the area. Click here to view more information.

  • Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

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

    Read more here.

  • Traffic Advisory

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

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  • 24-Hour Garages

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    Learn where you should park in an emergency.


  • 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!

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

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 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.

Updated July 17, 2020 

Lexington Market Garage Parkers. Beginning Thursday, July 23, the Lexington Market Garage will return to normal operations.  You will be required to park in your designated area within the garage. Rooftop parkers must park on the roof and not on the lower levels. Access to the Lexington St. garage (660 W. Lexington St.) will again be restricted to after 4PM and weekends per PTS policy.  Parkers that do not adhere to these instructions will be charged the visitor rate when exiting garage.

Updated June 24, 2020

Beginning Monday June 29, Penn Street and Pearl Street Garages will reopen on a limited basis. Temporary hours of operation for each garage will be 6 a.m. to 8 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 the 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 June 22, 2020

The PTS Cashiers office is temporarily located in the Pearl Street Garage Lobby. Appointments are required for services. The location is open on Monday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's only. Please contact via email at parkingcashier@umaryland.edu or call 410-706-5518 for parking cashier assistance. Students, please review the Commuting Student pages of the parking website for more information.

Updated June  3, 2020

Please note that the Pratt, Grand, and Lexington garages remain open 24/7 for parking accommodations, and Pratt parkers may be redirected to the Grand Garage in the event the garage fills. Parking and Transportation Services will monitor garage occupancy levels daily and re-open additional facilities as needed. The Plaza garage is for patients, patient transporters and assigned parkers only.

Updated April 1, 2020 - Revised for June 29th - Revised July 17th

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

  • The Administration Lot
  • Saratoga Garage
  • Lexington Rooftop - opening July 23rd

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.

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 St. and Greene St. in front of UMMC hospital. This project will begin May 14th and continue through May 16th.


Projects in Progress

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

What's happening now.

Past renovations and updates.


Grand Garage Renovations

Renovations begin in the Baltimore Grand Garage August 2019.  These renovations will include façade repairs, painting, deck coating, drainage, and way-finding signage.


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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.