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Parking Appeals

If you have received a parking ticket on campus and you're not sure what to do, you have a few options to consider when you first receive a ticket.  You can follow the directions on the back of the ticket and immediately pay the ticket to avoid complications or charges to your UMBC account.  If you feel that you've received the ticket in error, then you may appeal the ticket.

In order to appeal, please log into your myUMBC account and enter your parking appeal online. Please remember to include your ticket number.

There are however a few things you need to consider before appealing.

Parking Services Website    Parking Rules & Regulations

Effective February 2009, you can now pay your parking tickets and administrative appeals fees online! Go to myUMBC and then click on Parking & Transportation under the "Topics" menu.

Questions regarding parking appeals, please contact Student Judicial Programs.

Important Information

Students can apply for a Student Parking Permit by logging on to myUMBC. Student Parking Registration is located under Business Services.


Permits WILL NOT be automatically sent each year, you must request your permit. If you already have vehicle(s) registered, please verify that the information is correct.


Resident Freshman will be restricted from parking on UMBC main campus Monday-Friday from 9:00am - 3:30pm. There will be a limited number of parking spaces for resident freshman at the Satellite Lot located on UMBC South Campus.


Questions regarding parking concerns, please contact Student Judicial Programs.


Things to consider before appealing...

If you have evidence, provide it BEFORE you appeal.  Bring it directly to the Student Judicial Programs office located at the Student Development & Success Center.

If found guilty or given a warning, a $7.00 administrative fee is added to the existing ticket. 

Did the officer truly make a mistake in giving you a ticket with regards to UMBC parking regulations?

Did you receive the ticket in error?

The Student Parking Appeals Board takes into consideration the circumstances of each ticket appeal.  However, a simple sad story or plea for forgiveness will not get you out of paying a fine.

**Only appeal tickets for which you truly feel you were not guilty.**


How to avoid parking tickets...

Print This Helpful Rules Reminder     Reminder Printout

Make sure the UMBC permit you have is for the current school year.  Remember: You are responsible for getting a NEW permit every academic year.  You must go online to myUMBC to request a new permit.


Properly display your hang tags on the rearview mirror of your vehicle.


If you forget your permit on any given day, you can go to Parking Services (on Poplar Ave.) and get a temporary daily permit that will let you park on campus.


Please be considerate of othersóDo not park in handicapped spaces unless you have a permit allowing you to do so.


Please make sure to feed the parking meters properly and sufficiently!!


Be sure to park in your designated parking zone. Remember: the UMBC intra-campus shuttle will pick you up and drop you off as requested along the shuttle route.


Top five appeal reasons...

Common Reasons For Parking Tickets:

  1. “My hangtag was on the floor, dashboard, car seat, etc.”
    - Hangtags must be displayed on rearview mirror
  2. “I left my hangtag in another car”
    - Temporary hangtags can be picked up from Parking Services
  3. “I had my hazard lights on, I was only going to be there for a second”
    - Hazard lights are only meant to be used when your vehicle is potentially
    dangerous to other drivers, not to signal you’ll be right back.
  4. “I only missed the meter by a few minutes”
    - Put an extra quarter in to give yourself ample time to return to your car.
                 An expired meter is an expired meter, whether it is 5 minutes or 50 minutes.
  5. “I didn't see the painted curb, posted sign, etc.”
    - Pay attention to the area surrounding your vehicle; not seeing signs or markings prohibiting parking is not an excuse for violating parking rules and regulations.

Student Judicial Programs
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, Maryland 21250
Phone: 410-455-2453
Fax: 410-455-1456