Types of Permits
UNM Parking permits are sold on a first-come, first served-basis. Some permits are subject to eligibility requirements and have limited availability.
Park in a lot near campus and catch a UNM shuttle to campus.
- Available to UNM Faculty, Staff, and Students
Commuter parking lots are serviced by the Parking and Transportation Services shuttle system
Proximity Parking - UNM Faculty/StaffMore convenient parking with limited availability.
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: L*, M*, P*, T, RIO, and Yale
*Subject to eligibility criteria
- If preferred parking is sold out, commuter parking permits will be offered.
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.
Student Resident ParkingStudents must currently live in official UNM campus housing to purchase a Resident permit. 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.
Reserved parking is offered in various convenient locations around campus including the Lomas and Yale parking structures.
Reserved parking for the permit holder 24/7.
Reserve complaint service available to cite vehicles parked in the reserved space without the required permit.
For more information, please contact our office.
Motorcycle ParkingDesignated motorcycle permit parking is available in various convenient locations around campus.
If you have already purchased a vehicle parking permit from PATS, we will give you a motorcycle permit for FREE. To receive your free motorcycle permit:
The motorcycle must be registered in your name.
Bring your motorcycle registration information (make, model, year, color, VIN, license plate information, and expiration date) to our office.
Please note: Students living on campus are not eligible to get a free motorcycle permit, but may purchase a motorcycle permit at the regular rate of $70/yr.No visitor motorcycle parking available. Visitor motorcycles may park in any available pay station space and must pay the posted rate.
Scooter/Moped ParkingScooters and mopeds may park in designated “motorcycle permit parking” locations around campus, with a valid scooter/moped parking permit. If you have already purchased a vehicle parking permit from PATS, we will give you a scooter/moped permit for FREE. To receive your free scooter/moped permit:
The scooter or moped must be registered in your name.
Bring your scooter or moped registration information (make, model, year, color, VIN, license plate information, and expiration date) or the vehicle bill of sale to our office.
Please note: Students living on campus are not eligible to get a free scooter or moped permit if they currently have an active vehicle permit on campus but may purchase a scooter/moped permit at the regular rate of $36/yr.Scooters and mopeds are not allowed to park at bike racks or on sidewalks and UNM policy prohibits use on pedestrian walkways.