Parking Information

Parking at the University of Montana

Parking space at the University of Montana is a limited shared resource.  UMPD manages this resource by providing a variety of options for parking. 

Coming  in August 2020 parking permits will transition to e-permits.  As you purchase your parking your license plate will become your permit.

Payment is required to park on the UM campus throughout the year, Monday - Friday 7 am - 5 pm, with the exception of the quick stops.   E-permits are purchased by your license plate number.  It is essential that you provide accurate plate information.  If you have another vehicle that may be registered but once one of the vehicle is scanned the other would not be eligible for parking for that day.  This new  system eliminates the need for substitute permits and replacement cost.

Keep in mind that our task is to manage parking so that campus is accessible and safe for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  If you have any questions regarding parking, call 406-243-6132 during office hours 7 am through 4:30  pm before you receive a parking ticket.


Contractor and Service & Delivery Parking

University Police does its best to accommodate contractor parking for campus projects.  Special discounted Service and Delivery permit allows parking in the designated service spots for up to 30 minutes.  This permit does not allow parking in any other area on campus and is only available to vendors or contractors that are conducting business on campus and are non-students These passes are $33.00. A service Semester passes are also available to contractors to vendors.  These passes are $128 and allow 30 minutes in the Service and Delivery area and all day parking in the parking areas that require a UM Permit. To make arrangements for your contractor or construction projects, please contact University Police at (406) 243-6133.

Bus Parking

The University of Montana does not have the available parking space to accommodate bus parking on campus.  Any visitors who are bringing students to UM may drop the students off and park the bus at the Dornblaser Park and Ride lot.  From the Park and Ride lot anyone can use the ASUM busses to get to campus.  Both ASUM and Mountain Line have bus routes to UM campus.  When busses are planning to visit campus please contact the Event Parking and Transportation Coordinator at (406) 243-6133.