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  • Overview

    Special event parking is the arrangement of parking for activities that do not occur on a daily basis. Special parking arrangements will be made when a request is received in writing by noon on the Friday before the event is to occur. Events scheduled after the cut-off on Friday will be subject to a late fee and/or other application.

    Arrangements can be made for both medical center and academic areas. Event parking options for each of these areas is detailed below. Fees are dependent on the combination of services needed for the event. For example, to not ticket a gated lot, an hourly fee is charged because an attendant is required at the gate. If event parking is in a non-gated lot, the fee is a flat rate. An internal requisition must be sent to UAB Transportation prior to the event to pay for the services.

    • Academic Area

      Special event parking options depend upon the size of the group:

      • For larger functions, parking can be requested in a non-gated lot for a $65.00 flat fee, with the exception of 12th Street Deck, and 16th Street Deck. The cost for 12th and 16th Street decks is $105.00. Vehicles without permits will not be ticketed in this lot during the event,
      • Parking for larger functions can also be requested in a gated lot. An attendant is required to raise gate to admit event participants in congested areas. The fee for an attendant is $25.00 per hour with a minimum two-hour charge during office hours, plus $3 per vehicle between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Attendant fee is $50 per hour with a minimum two-hour charge between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. The gate on a facility can NOT be raised during normal business hours.

      Due to the activity in various parking lots, parking for special events in the academic area is limited to the following lots Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the fall/winter/spring school terms:

      • Zone D-3 (6th Avenue South and 13th Street South)
      • Zone F-3 (Across from UAB Hospital-Highlands, next to AEIVA)
      • Zone F-1 (Next to Education & Engineering Building)
      • Zone E-1 (Beside the WBHM Building, enter from 11th Street South)
      • Zone G-5 (Alley off 15th Street South)
      • Zone D-2 (6th Avenue South and 13th Street South)
      • 12th St Parking Deck (Zone B-1, 12th Street South and University Boulevard)
      • 16th St Parking Deck (Zone A, 16th Street South and 10th Avenue South)

      Parking can be accommodated in other lots on a case-by-case basis for Fridays, off-peak times, summer semester and the time between school semesters.

    • Medical Center Area

      All lots are limited in space, therefore parking arrangements are restricted to the 10th Avenue Deck (Deck 10A), 6th Avenue Deck (Deck 6A), 9th Avenue Deck (D9A), and University Boulevard Deck (Deck 8). The department requesting parking for Decks 10A, D6A, D9A, or Deck 8 must provide UAB Transportation an example of the pass given to event participants or register their event for a special validation (see "Department" for details). Each validation will be collected by the cashier or machine and the department will be billed at the end of the month based on the number of validations. Departments requesting parking in Deck 10A will be charged a per-hour rate to raise the gate. Parking requests for other medical center lots will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

      Location of Decks:


      Deck 8

      University Boulevard and 19th Street


      Deck 6A

      6th Avenue South and 20th Street


      Deck 9A

      9th Avenue South and 16th Street

        Deck 10A 10th Avenue South and 19th Street      
    • Fees
      Academic Lots
      Permits (depending on location) $1.00-$6.00 each
      Do Not Ticket (non-gated lots only) with exception of D12 and D16 $65.00 per lot
      Do Not Ticket - D12, D16 $105.00 per deck
      Do not Ticket - 15D $100.00
      Attendant: Weekdays between 7:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays, two-hour minimum. $25.00 per hour plus $3.00/vehicle
      Attendant: Weekdays between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., or weekends, two-hour minimum. $50.00 per hour
      Raise Gate Monday-Friday after 4:30 p.m. and weekends $50.00 flat fee

      Medical Center Lots
      Deck 8, Deck 9, or 6A Discounted Public rate per pass or validation
      Deck 10A Monday- Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $25.00/hr plus $3.00/vehicle
      Deck 10A After 4:30 p.m. or weekends $30.00 flat rate

      Other fees
      Late Fee $10.00 flat rate
      Reserved spaces $3.00 each
      - Attendant on site to monitor reserved spaces $25.00 per hour
      - Unattended spaces - cone set-up only $50.00 flat rate
      Reserved space in public decks $5.00 each plus attendant cost