• Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (and during special & scheduled events)
  • Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and during special & scheduled events)
  • Saturday & Sunday: During special & scheduled events


Officers patrol campus to ensure fire, safety, and ADA regulations are being followed. They enforce pay station regulations and proper parking permit usage. The enforcement of parking garages, reserve, pay station spaces, and areas restricted by signage (residential permitted zones, official vehicle spaces, service vehicle spaces, loading zones, ADA spaces, fire lanes, safety curbs, etc.) are subject to 24/7 enforcement.


UNM Parking and Transportation Services Enforcement Division operates pursuant by the authority granted in §29-5-1.1 NMSA 1978. §29-5-1.1 allows the issuance of citation fines up to $250 and citation fees to $5 for parking code violations approved by the UNM Board of Regents. As a state agency, UNM Parking and Transportation Services has the authority and ability to access state motor vehicle records to ascertain responsible parties associated with vehicles in violation of parking regulations. View UNM's Parking Regulations.

Tips for Better Parking

  • Properly display your permit on your mirror or dashboard (refer to the diagram below and printed on the back of the permit for display instructions).
  • Park only in your designated permit parking zone.
  • Park between two white lines or at a bumper barrier.
  • Pay extra, if possible, when using pay station parking to allow for extra time. 
  • Never park in a space to which you are not entitled, even outside of parking enforcement hours. (e.g. Reserved, Patient Parking, Service Vehicle, etc.)
  • Valid ADA placard holders do not need to purchase a UNM permit to park on campus. ADA accessible parking is FREE with the display of a state-issued ADA placard (issued specifically to you) for parking in ADA, pay station, or regular permitted spaces, not otherwise restricted by signage.  

Permits are non-transferable.

Alteration or reproduction of parking permits is strictly prohibited.

Hang Tag Permits:


Sticker Permits:



Sticker permits are meant to be removable with ease. If you do not want to stick the permit onto your window interior the PATS Business office offers clear hang tags at no cost to permit holders.

Citation CodeDescriptionCitation Amount
01Failure to Display valid Permit$25
02Permit invalid for Zone$25
03Loading Zone Violation$25
04Motorcycle not in Lot$25
05Parking in ADA Zone$250
06Parked on the Wrong Side of the Street$25
07Not Parked Within Lines, Stalls, Barriers$25
08Obstructing Traffic$30
09Meter Violation$25
10Improper Use of a Metered Space$25
11Parking Prohibited, No Signs Required$30
12Parking Prohibited by Sign$25
13Time Limited by Sign$25
15Parked too Far From Curb$25
16Use of a Forged or Altered Permit$100
17Official Vehicle Space Violation$25
18Service Vehicle Space Violation$25
19Failed to Display a Valid Patient Permit$100
20Unauthorized Use of Reserved Space$100
21Towed Vehicle Notice$0 / Notice
22Booted Vehicle Service Charge$75 Service Charge
23Warning to Boot$0 / Notice
26Parked in a Fire Lane$50
27Failure to Display LE/FE & Valid$25
29Warning to Tow$0
30Failed to Provide Ownership of ADA placard$0
98Fee for Services Provided on PermitVariable
99Unauthorized Use/Possession of a Permit$100

Monday through Friday at 3:45 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday, most commuter and preferred parking permits become generic, making them valid in regular permit spaces in other commuter and proximity parking zones.

If you have parking permit: A, AIMS, B, C, DSC, E, F, G, GR Fac/Staff, INS, J, K, L, Lobo Village, Lot 6/OSI (UNM issued), M, P, Q, RESERVED, RIO, ROTC, S-Lomas Structure (Fac/Staff only), SOUTH, T, U, W, or Yale

You may park your vehicle at any regular, unmarked space in: A, B, C, DSC, F, G, I, J, K, L, M, P, Q, RIO, SOUTH, T, U, and W

The following restrictions apply:

  • The 3:45 p.m. Rule does NOT apply to Reserved spaces, ADA spaces, Barricaded areas, Fire Lanes or Pay Station parking spaces. 
  • The 3:45 p.m. Rule does NOT apply to parking structures, although structure permit holders are entitled to roam after 3:45 p.m.
  • The 3:45 p.m. Rule does NOT apply to R or S resident zones or permits. R lot and S (Lomas structure) permits are only valid in their respective zones at all times and no other permits are allowed in those zones.
  • The 3:45 p.m. Rule does NOT apply to the GR zone, although GR Faculty/Staff permit holders are entitled to roam after 3:45 p.m.
  • The 3:45 p.m. Rule does NOT apply to South Lot on game days, since the facility is owned by Athletics who impose their own separate parking fees on these occasions.
  • The 3:45 p.m. Rule does NOT apply to the following permits: AML, CHTM, and new employee temporary permits.

In effort to provide better customer service, UNM Parking & Transportation Services conducts Saturday enforcement during the Fall and Spring semesters in addition to regular enforcement Monday - Friday.

Saturday enforcement hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday enforcement includes:

  • All pay station spaces, including Cornell and Yale parking structures
  • Resident zones, R, S and INV
  • Reserve parking spaces
  • Service vehicle parking
  • ADA parking
  • Fire lanes
  • Loading zones
  • Official vehicle parking
  • Yellow curb parking

For Saturday enforcement complaints only, please call (505) 934-0472.