• Options & Rates
    • A permit is required to park in all designated employee parking areas operated by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    • Permits must be displayed at all times when parking on campus.
    • Permit holders are required to ensure UAB Transportation has up to date license plate information.

    • RATES:

      The cost for employee parking ranges from $14.00-58.34 per month. Parking for employees is assigned based on work location and job classification. A waiting list is kept on any facility that has demand greater than capacity.

      All regular parking permits can be used in Express Lot 2 and Express Lot 4 without being ticketed. These lots are serviced by the Blue and Silver Blazer Express Transit routes.

      2020 Employee Rates


      Monthly Fee

      Full-time, deck


      Full-time, lot


      Full-time, perimeter


      Part-time, deck


      Part-time, lot


      Part-time, perimeter


      Adjunct, deck

      $130 (per semester)

      Adjunct, lot

      $116.68 (per semester)

      Adjunct, perimeter

      $56.00 (per semester)

      Employees parking in facilities other than express can request on-call access to the 5th or 6th Avenue Decks, or University Boulevard Deck, if needed. On-call access is available from 5 p.m.–5 a.m. weekdays, or all day on weekends. If you need to add this access, please provide a written request from your director and a $25.00 annual charge (April-April) will be added to your account.

  • UAB Medicine Employees

    Where to Park

    Employees working at off-site clinics (Avondale, Gardendale, Hoover, etc.) should park at their worksite. Pharmacists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists should contact UAB Transportation for their parking assignment. All other UAB Hospital, Callahan, and Kirklin Clinic staff should apply for parking by completing the online application. See the table below for more information about your parking assignment.

    Work Location


    Parking Location



    UAB Hospital

    Days (Weekdays, start between 5:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)

    Express Lot #4

    410 10th Street South

    Use the Blazer Express North Pavilion Route from the lot to UAB Hospital.

    Nights (Start after 2:00 p.m. and before 5:00 a.m.)

    Express Lot #4


    6th Avenue Deck

    410 10th Street South

    1960 6th Avenue South

    Use the Blazer Express North Pavilion Route from the lot to UAB Hospital.

    6th Avenue Deck permits, require verification of shift from your director. Your UAB ONE Card is used to swipe into the 6th Avenue Deck.

    UAB Kirklin Clinic


    Express Lot #4

    410 10th Street South

    Use the Blazer Express TKC Route from the lot to UAB Hospital.

    Callahan Eye Hospital


    Express Lot #2 (Zone D-1)

    433 13th Street South

    Use the Blazer Express Blue Route from the lot to UAB Hospital.

    UAB Highland Hospital


    Highland employee parking areas

    828 19th Street South

    No permit necessary.


    Blazer Express does not run on weekends. See the “On Call” section below for additional parking access.

    If you do not have a ONE Card, please park in Express Lot #4 (410 10th Ave S) and ride the Blazer Express North Pavilion Route bus back to the medical district. Your manager will assist you in obtaining your ONE Card, at which time you should park in the location corresponding to the chart above. Real-time information on Blazer Express routes, stops, and location of buses may be found in the Double Map app (download from the Apple Store and Google Play).

    If you have questions, contact UAB Transportation. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates, announcements, and news.



    Once you have a Blazer ID, you may add your name to a wait list for eligible parking areas by selecting the “Manage Vehicles/Waitlists” tab on this page.  Follow the instructions listed in the tab to complete your waitlist request.

    ON CALL:

    Request on-call access to the 6th Avenue Deck or University Boulevard Deck, if needed.  To add this access, call our office or fill out the request form in the Parking Portal.

    • 6th Avenue Deck access is available from 5:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. weekdays, and 24-hours on weekends.
    • University Boulevard Deck access is available for entry from 5:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. (must exit deck by 8:00 a.m.) weekdays, and 24-hours on weekends.



    Residents in the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program should contact the GME office directly to arrange parking.

    Residents not coordinated through the GME office are considered regular employees and their parking assignment is coordinated within guidelines in the table above.

  • University Employees

    Parking options for Faculty and Staff parking are spread among various deck, lot, and express parking.

    • Campus decks are located within the campus core and are the most expensive to maintain and repair, along with being among the most in-demand for parking.
    • Campus lots are located within the campus core and are in high demand.
    • Express parking is located in designated lots on the campus periphery. Fixed shuttle routes are used to transport employees near their designated work areas.

    A waiting list is kept on any facility that has demand greater than capacity. Log into the UAB Parking Portal to add your name to a wait list. To request a permit, use the “Apply for Parking” tab and complete the information requested.

    Emeritus status employees qualify for free parking as long as they receive no compensation from UAB. If compensation is received, even on a short-term basis (i.e. Adjunct Faculty, consultant, etc.), parking fees will be assessed at the standard rate. Contact UAB Transportation to determine eligibility.

  • Apply for Parking

    1. To complete the parking application, you must have a UAB ONE Card. (If you need assistance, please contact your hiring manager.)
    2. If you are unsure about a question, refer to your hiring letter or contact UAB Transportation.
    3. Upon completing the application, you will receive a confirmation email to the address you provided.
    4. Submitted applications typically take three to five business days to process. UAB Transportation will contact you with any questions or to provide information about obtaining your parking permit.

    > Parking Permit Application
  • Manage Vehicles/Waitlists

    • Visit the parking portal
    • Login to the system with your Blazer ID and password
    • For waitlists, scroll down and select “Add Waitlist” or “View Your Waitlists”
    • To manage vehicle information, select the “More” drop-down menu from the top banner and select “Vehicles”
    • Follow the instructions for completing the process
  • Employee Carpool

    The purpose of this program is to promote carpooling as an attractive alternative to individual commuting. Carpools reduce traffic congestion, which contributes to higher ground-level ozone ratings. Better ratings mean more industry and business for our city, as well as federal funds to complete road construction projects.

    In order to participate in a carpool, you must meet the following criteria:

    • A carpool must consist of at least three employees.
    • Participants must share a ride on a regular basis (at least two days a week).
    • For more information, visit commutesmart.org

    To apply for a carpool, contact the UAB Transportation office.

    Description of Services:

    Reserved Parking Space

    Parking & Transportation Services will accommodate employees with a reserved carpool space on a semester basis. The reserved spaces will be designated with a sign and controlled for carpool permits during enforcement hours.

    Emergency Passes

    Each participant in a carpool will be given up to four scratch-off passes per semester to be used on days he/she is not riding in the carpool. The scratch-off pass must be displayed on the rearview mirror. The passes are valid only in area designated.

    Emergency Ride Home

    Commutesmart offers an emergency ride home program for those who register for the service. Learn more at commutesmart.org.

    Computer Matching Services

    Computer matching services are provided by completing a form online at commutesmart.org.

    General Information

    • Each participant must complete a parking application.
    • Each carpool will be issued one hangtag for the group. It is the responsibility of the group to ensure that the permit is properly displayed from the rearview mirror.
    • Parking rate will be divided equally among the carpool participants and charged via payroll deduction.
    • Misuse of a carpool permit will result in cancellation of parking privileges.
    • Scratch off permits will only be given if multiple vehicles are registered
    • If the carpool is dissolved, the carpool permit and any unused scratch-off passes must be returned to the UAB Transportation Office. Participants can then purchase their own permits.

    Other Incentives

    The CommuteSmart program offers a variety of incentives for alternative modes of travel (walking, biking, transit), including carpools of only two individuals.

    Questions? Please call us at 205-934-3513, if you require more information.