Parking Rules & Regulations

All visitors must read, understand, and comply with UMaine’s Parking Rules & Regulations prior to obtaining a parking permit.

VisitorsWhere To Park

All Visitors are required to have the appropriate parking permit for their visit on the UMaine campus.

To find Visitor parking be sure to check out:

If you have any questions about where to park, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 207-581-4047 or

Download a printable campus map here.

Visitors – Order a Permit

We offer a variety of permits for visitors based on their status with the university.

Visitors – Electric Vehicles

Visit our Electric Vehicles page to see charging station locations.

The public EV station locations and charging instructions can be found at the following website links:

For more information on electric vehicle charging while on campus please see the Office of Sustainability website:

VisitorsAccessible Parking Spaces

The University of Maine complies with Federal standards for the number of accessible designated parking spaces in relation to the number of parking spaces on the campus. These spaces are allocated in specific parking lots by the anticipated need in that area.

Visit our Accessible Parking page for more information.

Visitors – Public Transportation

Visitors have several options for traveling around and near campus.

Visitors – Pay or Appeal a Citation

If a visitor receives a parking citation, they must pay it promptly. If a visitor feels that they received their ticket in error, they have the option to appeal the citation.

Visitors – Recreation Center Parking

All New Balance Recreation Center visitors must have a parking permit to park in the Rec Center lot.

Please visit the Order a Permit page for detailed Rec Center Parking information.

Visitors – Bicycle Registration

Bikes on campus are encouraged and fun!

Visit the University of Maine Police Department to register your bike on campus. Please bring your bicycle information including any unique identifiers as part of the bicycle registration process.

Visitors Athletic Events & Tailgating

Let’s Go Black Bears!

Visitors – Towing Information

If a visitor’s car gets towed, please contact:

Sullivan’s Automotive Service
84 Airport Road
Old Town, ME 04468

Dispatch Office Phone : (207) 827-2413 / Fax : (207) 827-3616
Business Office Phone : (207) 817-0142 / Fax : (207) 817-0143

All tow fees, holds, and services are handled through Sullivan’s Automotive directly.

Please reference UMaine’s Towing Policy in Section G of the full Rules and Regulations for more detailed information.

Visitors – Motorist Assistance

Broken Down Vehicle

In the event of an emergency or mechanical failure, please immediately notify Parking and Transportation Services at 207-581-4047 during regular business hours or the University Police Department at 207-581-4040 after business hours. The owner or driver of the vehicle must arrange for the vehicle to be moved as soon as possible or as otherwise directed.

Also see the Black Bear Safe App for safety and security while walking on campus.

Jump Start Requests

The University of Maine Parking and Transportation Services office provides complimentary vehicle jump starts on campus when officers are available. This service is provided Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4 pm excluding University recognized holidays.

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. call 207.581.4047
Monday – Friday after 4 p.m. and weekends call 207.581.4040

Loading Zone pass requests

Are you moving in or out of a dorm or office? Do you need to load or unload large items such as art pieces or groceries? If so, please request a loading zone pass at the Parking Office, either in person or via an email request. This will allow you to park in the loading zone area of the building without issue. Fire lanes should never be used for this purpose.