Purchasing a Permit

Parking and Transportation Services makes every effort to offer the most convenient parking available by dividing parking by groups of students based on their academic program. Permits may be purchased online at your My Parking Account website or in our office.  All outstanding citations must be paid before permit purchase.All customers parking on campus are expected to read, understand, and follow our published Parking and Transportation Regulations.

Permit Purchase Checklist

To purchase your permit you will need:

  • If purchasing in person, bring your LoboCard. If purchasing online, you will need your UNM NetID and Password
  • Vehicle make, model, color and VIN
  • Vehicle license plate number
  • A form of payment - Permits may be purchased with Visa, Discover, American Express or Mastercard to complete an online permit purchase. Students purchasing permits online can also transfer the balance of their permit to their UNM Bursar's account. Visa, Discover, American Express, Mastercard, UNM Bursar's transfer, and cash are accepted in our office.

Permit Sale Dates

Summer 2017 Dorm Resident Permit Sale Dates:

        May 23, 2017 @ 7:30 a.m.

        Zones *R & *S (Residence Life and Casas del Rio Residents)

Parking Permits for the 2016-2017 permit year will go on sale the following days:

July 27, 2017 @ 7:30 a.m.

Zones *R & *S (Residence Life and Casas del Rio Residents)

August 1, 2017 @ 7:30 a.m.

Zones *GR, *L, *M, **P, T, RIO and Yale structure 

August 3, 2017 @ 7:30 a.m.

Zones *G, Q and South Lot

*Restricted by Permit Eligibility 

**Not available for online purchase, Restricted eligibility

Some permit types sell out quickly, so buy your permit early!

Permit Rates

To find out what you will be paying for parking, please visit our Permit Rates page.

Because Parking and Transportation Services receives no funding from any source to support the cost of parking lots, parking garages, or the shuttle system, we charge all parking users fees for parking on campus.

Waitlist Information

Permit waitlists become available when permits sell out. You may add yourself to a waitlist through My Parking Account or with the help of a customer service representative at our main office. Three weeks after the start of the fall semester parking lot spaces and sold permits will be re-counted and more parking permits may become available. Once a permit becomes available for the waitlist you have signed up for you will receive an e-mail notification with instructions to purchase the available permit. You will have up to 5 business days to accept the permit offer, after this time the permit will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.

Waitlist expire on March 31st. If you were not contacted before this date you will need to add yourself to the waitlist again. 

Permit Eligibility

All parking permit offers for preferred and north-campus parking are subject to eligibility restrictions.  You can view them at our Permit Eligibility page.

Permit Refunds and Exchanges

Refunds will be based on the next month's prorated sale price. There are no refunds for Resident permits returned after the 12th week of classes. There are no refunds for Park & Ride (commuter) permits after March 31. Lost or stolen permits must be reported to PATS immediately.
- If you leave campus housing or are no longer a student at UNM before the end of the academic year, permits must be returned.

Permits may be exchanged for permits in different parking zones with a $10 exchange fee plus the permit cost difference. Please call PATS main office to check for permit availability.