Faculty Permits

Preferred campus parking is primarily sold to active full-time faculty and are valid for one academic year. Preferred parking includes zones A, B, C, Yale structure, Lomas structure, T, GR, and F for faculty assigned to departments located south of Lomas Boulevard.  If preferred parking is sold out, standard South lot parking permits will be offered.  Faculty assigned to teach for departments located north of Lomas Boulevard will be offered preferred M, W, and L permits. If preferred permits are sold out, standard G and Q permits will be offered.  Standard parking lots are serviced by the Parking and Transportation Services shuttle system.

Most of the parking areas are currently at capacity.  Faculty wishing to park in any of the sold-out areas are required to sign up on that permit's waitlist online at your My Parking Account website.  All permits are renewable annually.  Once faculty have acquired a preferred parking permit, they will always be eligible to purchase the next academic year's permit up to mid-September.  All permits paid through payroll deduction are automatically renewed in early August.

L permits are reserved for Law faculty 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 assigned to medical programs and Physics and Astronomy.  These permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis as noted above.

Sabbatical

If a faculty member goes on sabbatical, they must return their permit to Parking and Transportation Services to reserve their permit eligibility when they return.  Faculty must give the term of their leave to PATS and notify PATS if that term is extended.  PATS cannot guarantee eligibility indefinitely and will only hold permit eligibility for up to three months after the end of the sabbatical term.

Purchasing Options

Faculty permits may be purchased in our office with credit card, cash, or check. Full-time, benefits-eligible faculty may also pay for their parking permit with Payroll Deduction payments, which deducts permit fees pre-tax from your paycheck. Payroll deduction has the added benefit of automatic permit renewal -- your permit will renew every year through payroll deduction until you return your permit in person. Payroll deduction permit purchases may only be made in our office.

Important reminder: If you separate from UNM, you must return your permit in person to the PATS office. Failure to do so will leave you liable for any remaining fees. If you paid for your permit in full for the year, you may be eligible for a pro-rated refund. Please see the HR Separation Checklist for Staff Employees for more information.

Permit Rates

UNM Parking and Transportation Services is required to offer two different rate schedules based on the faculty member's annualized salary, regardless of term or FTE status. The two schedules are for faculty that make below $50K per year annualized and those making $50K and above annualized (approximately $20K per semester).  The rate schedule is then created for the different types of parking offered. The types are Standard, Preferred, Structure, and Preferred Reserved, and Structure Reserved.

2016-2017 Faculty permits go on sale August 2016.  If you are not paying for your parking with payroll deduction payments, you will be able to come into our office to renew for your 2015-2016 Standard, Preferred, Structure, or Reserved class parking permit at that time.

 

Rates Standard
(G-Q-South)
Preferred
(A-B-C-R-F-P-T-M-L-W-Rio)
Structure
(Yale-Lomas)
Reserved Structure Reserved
Below $50K/Year
Payroll Deduction
Monthly
Bi-Weekly
$175 / Yr.
 
$14.59
$7.30
$400 / Yr.
 
$33.34
$16.67
$499 / Yr.
 
$41.59
$20.80
$1300 / Yr.
 
$108.34
$54.17
$1600 / Yr.
 
$133.34
$66.67
$50K/Year and Above
Payroll Deduction
Monthly
Bi-Weekly
$175 / Yr.
 
$14.59
$7.30
$475 / Yr.
 
$39.59
$19.79
$698 / Yr.
 
$58.17
$29.09
$1300 / Yr.
 
$108.34
$54.17
$1600 / Yr.
 
$133.34
$66.67

Reserved Parking

UNM offers faculty the option to purchase a particular parking space in convenient locations around campus.  In some cases, we can convert almost any existing parking space to reserved.  The cost for reserved parking is $1300 in preferred lots and $1600 in our Lomas Parking Structure or Yale Parking Garage.  For more information, please contact our office.

All customers parking on campus are expected to read, understand, and follow our published Parking and Transportation Regulations.