UMPD - Parking Division

The Parking Division of UMPD is dedicated to managing a shared resource to provide the best alternatives and access to the University of Montana campus.  Parking is limited.  To help alleviate some of this congestion ASUM Transportation and Mountain Line Transportation provide bus transportation to users. This helps provide free alternative transportation options to our students, faculty, and staff.

All surface parking lots as well as street parking require vehicle registration and payment specific to the area from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Although payment to park is not required by UMPD after hours and on weekends, Quick Stops, Service and Delivery, and ADA spots are enforced 24 hours.  Events on campus may also charge for parking after hours.  Caution: Read signs carefully. Each surface parking lot is signed at the entrance and further restrictions are usually designated within the lot.  

In August  of 2020 UMPD launched a new virtual parking permit system.  The  license plate recognition technology  replaced physical parking permits at UM.

The innovative technology simplified the parking permit process.  Customers will no longer need hangtags or window permits.  Customers will purchase parking through our parking portal Your license plate will become your permit to park.  Accurate license plate information is vital.  Virtual permits work similar to supermarket scanners with the license plate working as the barcode.  When your license is read, the numbers are referenced against the parking database to verify valid parking for the location. 

This change will benefit our campus community in many ways.  

  • Contactless  flexible parking service.
  • Elimination of replacement fee for lost permits.
  • Visitors are able to login as a guest and purchase parking portal


Quick Links and Resources for Parking on UM Campus

Parking Map      Illustrates the various types and designated areas for campus parking.

Parking Permits      Request a parking permit through CyberBear.

Park & Ride      Easy, convenient and environmentally sensitive access to the University of Montana

Parking Regulations      Complete parking guidelines.

Pay a citation   Pay your parking fines on the web.

Ticket Appeals      Appeal a parking citation.

Visitor Parking      For those visiting campus.

Vehicle Registration      Faculty/Staff Vehicle registration.

*** Parking in the University District and the City of Missoula     Link to the Missoula Parking Commission

For more information:

UM  Campus Parking

(406) 243-6132
Ofc Hrs:  M-F 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Permit Req: M-F 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.


ASUM Park & Ride

(406) 243-4599


(406) 243-2777

UM Police Department

Emergency: (406) 243-4000
Non-Emergency: (406) 243-6131