If you plan to park a vehicle on campus (and yes, that includes scooters and motorcycles) in a UAB parking lot, you will need to register with UAB Parking and Transportation Services. It's not hard to do – just fill out a couple of forms, pay your fee (you can select one-time payment or billing each month, semester, or year), and receive your hangtag (those with two-wheeled vehicles will receive a permit to attach to your front fender). That tag, which must be displayed in your vehicle whenever you’re parked on campus, permits you to park in a specific lot. If you park without a permit, or if you park in the wrong lot, you will be fined.

Before you park

  • You can apply for temporary or permanent handicapped parking by providing documentation of your disability.
  • Metered parking is available on some streets – meters have varying rates and time restrictions. Important: Your parking hangtag will not cover you at meters.
  • Spaces in UAB's parking lots are not reserved (unless posted as such) and are available on a first-come, first-served basis – your parking permit doesn’t guarantee you a space in the lot.
  • No-parking zones and handicapped spaces are in effect at all times.
  • All city ordinances and state statutes governing motor vehicles still apply.
  • Parking on or over the line is a violation (and is also kind of obnoxious).
  • Vehicles left for long periods of time will be towed.

Get complete parking rules, a campus map, fees, and more from Parking and Transportation Services.

How to not have to park

Getting around UAB on foot and by public transportation is actually pretty easy.

  • Blazer Express, UAB's campus bus service, offers free transportation for students, employees, and authorized visitors along six routes. Just show your ONE Card to ride.
  • Birmingham’s charming DART trolleys carry riders through campus, around Five Points South, and to other locations for 25 cents a ride. Check out their map to find a route near you.
  • Our campus is seriously sidewalked and pedestrian-friendly and is becoming more so every day. Plus, walking is good for your health, and campus is lovely this time of year.