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Permit Parking Options

UNM Parking permits are sold on a first-come, first served-basis. Some permits are subject to eligibility requirements and have limited availability.

Commuter Parking 

Park in a lot near campus and catch a UNM shuttle to campus.

  • Available to UNM Faculty, Staff, and Students

Proximity Parking - UNM Faculty/Staff

More convenient parking with limited availability.
  • Main Campus Proximity - Proximity parking for UNM faculty/staff employed by departments located south of Lomas Blvd. includes zones ABCGRFPRIO,  and T.

  • North Campus Proximity – Proximity parking for UNM faculty/staff employed by departments located north of Lomas Blvd. includes zones *L**M**W, and U.

  • UNM Faculty/Staff who acquire the right to purchase a proximity parking permit, will always be eligible to renew the next academic year's permit in the same zone up to mid-September.
    * L permits are reserved for Law faculty/staff and are sold regardless of lot capacity. If the Law school parking area is full, we allow the display of the L permit in the G lot.
    ** M and W permits are reserved for faculty/staff assigned to medical programs on North Campus and at Physics and Astronomy. These permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis due to llimited availability.

  • If preferred parking is sold out, commuter parking permits will be offered.

Proximity Parking - UNM Students

More convenient parking with limited availability.

  • Includes zones: JL*M*PTRIO, and Yale

    *Subject to eligibility criteria

  • If preferred parking is sold out, commuter parking permits will be offered.

Student Resident Parking

Students must currently live in official UNM campus housing to be eligible. Resident parking for students living on the UNM main campus includes zones R and S. Lobo Rainforest/Innovate ABQ residents are eligible to purchase an Innovate (INV) parking permit.

  • S parking is located on the east side of the Lomas parking structure, on levels that have yellow pillars. 
  • R parking is available in various “R” zone parking lots located on UNM’s main campus, in close proximity to the resident halls. Additionally, a limited amount of R zone parking is also available on the surface streets near the resident halls. 
  • INV parking is located directly north of the Rainforest building on Tijeras and Broadway.

Greek Resident Parking

Greek Resident parking for students living in Greek housing is available in the GR zone. Greek Resident parking permits may be purchased in person only.

Structure Parking

Convenient on-campus parking in a parking structure.

  • Yale* structure - Yale permit parking is available on levels 3 and above in the Yale structure. Yale permits are not valid in pay station parking spaces.

  • Lomas* structure – Lomas permit parking is available for UNM faculty/staff on the yellow levels of the Lomas structure, which include the 1st floor, the ramp to the 2nd floor, and the entire east structure.  

*Structure parking permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and have limited availability.

PATS Business Office

2401 Redondo Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Monday-Friday | 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (505) 277-1938

Summer Parking Enforcement Hours 

Monday-Thursday | 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Friday | 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Parking garages, reserve spaces, and restricted areas are enforced 24/7.

When Parking & Transportation Services operates special event parking, special event parking rates apply.                                                                  

PATS Transportation Office

Monday-Friday | 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (505) 277-0850