University of Maine Parking & Transportation Services

FAQ & Need-to-know Information


  • Can I park in timed visitor or metered parking?

If you are a student or staff member, then no.  Metered and timed visitor parking is for visitors to this campus only.

  • Can I use a fire lane to unload groceries for a few minutes?

No.  Parking in fire lanes is not permitted for any length of time.  That said, we do not consider the vehicle “parked” if someone (including a friend) is inside the vehicle, with the keys, ready to move it.  If someone cannot stay with the vehicle, 30 minute loading zones are available by dorms buildings, and can be used with a permit from Parking & Transportation Services.

  • How can I be ticketed if there are no parking spaces? 

The University of Maine running out of parking spaces is extremely rare and unlikely, and we will make special allowances if it does occur.  We can not, however, insure that there are always parking spaces in the students’ preferred lots.  Parking spaces are consistently available in the Satellite Lot, the Hilltop Commuter Lot, and the York Village Lot.  Regularly updated counts of parking spaces on campus can be found by calling 207-581-INFO(4636).

  • I’m arriving on campus after 4:00 pm.  Where can I get a parking pass? 

You can obtain a temporary day pass from the kiosk in The University of Maine Police Department’s lobby.   You will need your license plate number when using the kiosk.  

  • I see a citation on my Bursar Account but it’s not dated the same as my citation.  Why? 

When a citation is issued it stays with the Parking Office for payment.  However, after 14+ days left unpaid it is then transferred to the Bursar Office for collections.  The date showing on your Bursar account is the date it posted to your account not the issue date of the citation itself.  You can also see your citations information under your account on the Parking Portal.

  • Can I add another vehicle or update my current vehicle on my account? 

Yes, you can add vehicles to your account through the online portal.  Enter the portal as you would to purchase a permit but look for the “VEHICLES” button on the top left hand corner. 

You can then manage your account by adding new vehicles or updated current ones.  If you have purchased a new vehicle and plan to use the same plate you should update the year, make, model, color and style of the vehicle when you being driving the new vehicle. 

The parking portal link is : https://umaine.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal

  • Can I update my address, phone number and email on my account? 

Yes, you can manage your account through our online portal.  Once logged in you can click on your name in the top right hand corner.  Select “manage your account information”.  This will bring you to your account information page.  You can then update, remove and add addresses, email addresses and phone numbers.   

The parking portal link is : https://umaine.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal