UNM Student Parking Permit open soon for purchase, Academic Year 2023-24 (AY23-24)

July 5, 2023

UNM Students,

UNM Parking & Transportation Services (UNM PATS) will start selling parking permits for the Academic Year 2023-24 (AY23-24) soon. If you plan to park your vehicle on UNM’s Albuquerque campuses during the upcoming academic year, you must purchase a parking permit from UNM PATS or utilize hourly parking options.

Here’s everything you need to know to secure your parking permit:

  1. Available Permits: Choose from a variety of student parking zones/structures with options for annual permits or "fall-only" permits. Detailed information and pricing can be found on the student parking page.
  2. Displaying Your Permit: To avoid citations, make sure to properly display your AY23-24 parking permit (annual or "fall-only") or pay station receipt. Your permit becomes valid starting Monday, Aug. 21.

Parking permits sell out quickly, and once a zone reaches its capacity, no more permits will be available. Sale dates of AY23-24 Student Parking Permits are as follows:

  • Residence Hall Parking Permits* – July 27 at 7:30 a.m.
    • Parking Zones/Structures: R*, S* (Lomas), INS* (Rainforest) & GR*
  • Commuter Student Proximity & Structure Permits– Aug. 1 at 7:30 a.m.
    • Parking Zones/Structures: G*, L*, P, T, & Y (Yale)
  • Commuter Student Remote Permits – Aug. 3 at 7:30 a.m.
    • Parking Zones: K, Q*, & SOUTH

*Permits subject to eligibility criteria.

Parking permits are in high demand and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure your preferred permit, purchase it online through your parking account at pats.unm.edu or visit the UNM PATS Business Office located at 2401 Redondo Dr. NE. The office is open Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Before permit sales open, take the following steps to streamline the process and increase your chances of obtaining the permit of your choice:

  1. Create your parking account: Visit pats.unm.edu and click on “My Parking Account to get started.”
  2. Enter Vehicle Information: Provide your vehicle's make, model, color, and license plate details in your parking account on the UNM PATS website under "Manage My Account."

When permits are available for purchase for your preferred permit, be ready and have the following information and requirements available:

  • LoboCard: Required for in-person purchases
  • UNM NetID and Password: Needed for online purchases
  • Vehicle make, model, and color
  • Vehicle License Plate Number
  • Payment Method: We accept Visa, Discover, American Express, MasterCard, UNM Bursar's transfer, check, or cash**.

**Cash or check payments are only accepted for in-person purchases.

Stay updated with UNM PATS on Facebook, Twitter (@UNMPATS), or Instagram (@unm_pats) for advisories, construction notices, permit purchase dates, and more exciting updates.

For questions, please call us at 505-277-1938, send an email to parktran@unm.edu, or visit us in person at the PATS Business Office.

Thank you.