Decals may be obtained on the web at https://MyParking.uml.edu. Have your registration ready (VIN needed) before starting. You will also need your university e-mail address and password before beginning. If the web application cannot find your record, please contact the UCAPS office for assistance or go to the office with your vehicle registration. New decals will be necessary yearly and must be renewed by September 1.
For a comprehensive list of all decals and their associated costs, please visit our Decal Options and Costs page. Refunds are available for students who withdraw from the university or graduate in December. See our Decal Refunds process for complete details and a refund form.
You need a hang tag if you bring a loaned or rented vehicle onto campus. Try to apply for the hang-tag in advance if possible using our online process. There is no grace period for obtaining hang tags or temporary online permits. Please visit our Temporary Permit page for more details.
Permanently disabled individuals should apply for HP license plates with your state's Registry of Motor Vehicles and register with the UCAPS office to modify ID cards to grant access to all parking lots. You will also need to purchase a regular UMass Lowell parking permit.
Students with temporary disabilities should go to the UCAPS office with a note from your doctor to receive a temporary HP hangtag. Temporary HP tags are usually good for no more than three months.
If you are unable to come in to the UCAPS office, you can fax a doctor's note and vehicle registration to 978-934-4004 and call 978-934-2800 to make arrangements. We will mail the hangtag to you.
Faculty/Staff with temporary disabilities should contact Donna Vieweg in Equal Opportunity & Outreach (EOO) at 978-934-3565.
More information on obtaining disabled permits can be found here. Please also see our Disabled Parking Locations.
Please see our Visitor Parking page for details information!
Park only between marked white or yellow lines.If an area or space is not specifically marked, parking is prohibited. Posted restrictions must be observed.
Per Massachusetts law, a yellow curb is considered a no-parking zone and is subject to ticketing and towing.
The following practices are not allowed and can result in a fine and the vehicle may be removed (towed) at the owner's expense: Parking Citations and Violations
If your car is missing and you think it may have been towed, call University Police x2394 or x2398. Cars ordered to be towed by the University Police will be taken to:
Jon Kazanjian Auto Repair Shop
256 Smith Street Lowell, MA 01851
978-454-7547 -or- 978-459-3300
Fees in addition to our University Violations for registered UMass Lowell students, staff and faculty, subject to change at Demers discretion, are:
Fees may be paid with cash, or any major credit card.
Students and employees are REQUIRED to show a valid UMass Lowell ID when recovering vehicles in order to obtain the Student/Employee discount.
When operating a motor vehicle on campus, drivers must adhere to Massachusetts driving laws and the following regulations:
The campus speed limit is 15 MPH or the posted limit, whichever is lower.
Motorcycles and mopeds must park in the areas designated with motorcycle parking signs. They may not park in such a way as to block sidewalks, handicap spaces, ramps and fire lanes.
Find detailed information on our Motorcycle and Moped page.
From time to time, special events, activities and emergencies may necessitate the imposition of special regulations or waivers of regulations. In such cases, drivers should be guided by notices or onsite supervisors.
During Lowell Spinners games at LeLacheur Park, parking in the following lots on East may cost $6.00 regardless of parking decal or access to lots:
The following is a list of alternate parking locations during games:
All others will be required to park on North campus: Riverside Commuter is open to all prior to 4 p.m., and all faculty/staff lots on North except Costello/Pinanski become available after 4 p.m.
A city ordinance limits parking in both the Pawtucketville area and the region surrounding the South Campus to residents who have an appropriate residential sticker or a visitor parking sticker.
To obtain a resident sticker, your car must be registered in Massachusetts and pay an automobile excise tax to the City of Lowell.
Occasionally parking gates may be left open for a special event, snow or other emergency or the gate may be broken. Vehicles must still have the correct decal type for that lot. Violators will be ticketed and/or towed.
All commuter surface lots will open at 3 p.m. on weekdays and all hours on weekends during the fall and spring semesters. These lots are also open all hours during winter and spring intersessions. No University decal is required to park in these lots during these times. Parking is not permitted in reserved spaces prior to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and no parking zones and handicapped spaces are enforced 24 hours. These lots include:
All non-reserved staff lots on North and South will open at 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and all hours on weekends. No University decal is required to park in these lots during these times, but no overnight parking is permitted. Parking is not permitted in reserved spaces prior to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and no parking zones and handicapped spaces are enforced 24 hours. These lots include:
All faculty lots and reserved lots will open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and all hours on weekends, but no overnight parking is permitted. No University decal is required to park in these lots during these times, but no overnight parking is permitted. Parking zones and handicapped spaces are enforced 24 hours. These lots include:
Parking is not permitted at any time in any lot on East Campus, in resident lots, or parking garages without a valid decal. Metered parking lots are enforced 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and require payment regardless of decal.
Snow Removal Policy
Each residence hall will be provided adequate notification of pending snow removal. If a vehicle is not moved to a designated lot in the allotted time, it will be towed for a $25 charge.
Parking fines may be paid in one of three ways:
All unpaid fines of 21 days or more may be sent to The Registry of Motor Vehicles. Owners will be unable to register a vehicle or renew a driver's license until fines are paid.
Any student, faculty, or staff member with unpaid fines will be unable to purchase a parking decal until the balance is paid in full.
Appeals are handled by the Parking Appeal Committee. Appeals are performed on-line at https://MyParking.uml.edu. Appeals which do not follow the instructions below will be denied: