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Parking Permits and Enforcement

All vehicles on campus must have a valid registration and parking permit and be parked in the correct lot designation to avoid being ticketed or towed. Ticketing occurs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All vehicles coming on campus must be registered and a permit must be purchased. Permits will be issued based on campus designation (resident location or commuter). Permits are assigned to specific lots. Once you've successfully completed this process you will be issued a parking sticker to affix to your lower left driver's side of the windshield.

Registering your vehicle and getting your parking permit

Have your license plate and vehicle information available—you will need it to complete your permit registration. Please note that securing your permit is a two-step process: registering your vehicle and attaching a permit to it. 

First, visit the parking portal, click ‘UMass Dartmouth Login” and login using your UMassD username and password 

Step 1: Register your vehicle

  • Register your vehicle by entering your license plate number and vehicle information in the 'add a vehicle' field 
  • You may register one vehicle under this permit. 

Step 2: Attach your student permit to your vehicle 

  • Click ‘Get permits’ and follow the prompts to assign a permit to your vehicle. Once you have completed this step, you will receive a confirmation email.
  • To add vehicles to your permit, click ‘view your permits’, click on your permit number, click add a vehicle

Permit types and charges

Resident* Student: $220
Commuter** Student: $170
Students with qualifying disabilities:
Students with qualifying disabilities, who are eligible for state-issued disability placards: No charge and no need to apply for a university parking decal as long as you have your state-issued disability placard. For temporary disabilities, please email
No Charge

*Resident: a student living in university-owned housing
Residential parking stickers will be allocated based on the residential address of the student and will be one of four colors.

**Commuter: a student not living on campus
Commuter parking stickers will be a different color and will allow students to park in all designated commuter lots.


Veteran Parking Permit

If you are a veteran, reservist, or active-duty military member, you may be eligible to receive a discounted Parking Permit. Complete this form to begin the process. You will receive an email when you have been approved. Once approved, login to the parking portal and complete the above steps. When choosing your permit, select "Veteran Permit." If the option is unavailable to you, email 

To avoid towing and ticketing

Effective the first day of classes, all vehicles must have a valid UMass Dartmouth parking permit corresponding to their affiliation to the campus.

All vehicles without proper, current permits or in violation of the parking regulations will be subject to ticketing and fines, wheel boots, and/or towing at the owner's expense. Strict enforcement of parking regulations begins on the first day of each semester.

  • You may park only in the parking lots designated by your permit type on a first-come, first-served basis. Refer to the campus map for residential and commuter parking.
  • Any car parked in an illegal space (such as disability spaces, fire lanes, etc.) will be subject to ticketing and towing. 
  • If you have any questions regarding student parking decals, please contact Parking Services: or 508.999.8121.

Parking services and regulations

Parking Voucher

If you have a balance on your Financial Aid, you may be able to use these funds in the form of a parking voucher. Go to your COIN account, open your Summary of Terms for the Semester and Summary of Terms for the Year. If you have a negative balance, print these pages and bring them along with your UMass Pass to the Parking Office. Once verified, you can fill out a Parking Voucher Form.