Information on parking citations:
Citation payment and fees

 

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Parking Options and Pricing

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 permits may be ordered online beginning July 1, 2020. Charges are applied to student accounts at the beginning of the Fall semester. Parking permit fees cover fixed-costs associated with lots, decks, and Blazer Express routes.

Undergraduate and graduate students will have a choice of the options below based on your classification and living arrangements. It is important that you choose the best zone available at the time of your purchase as exchanges may not be possible.

 

Parking OptionSemester PriceAcademic Year Price
Zones A, B, and 7 $172.54 $349.26
Zone C $116.46 $223.52
Zone D, E, F, and G $138.03 $280.34

 

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Zone Parking

Zone permits will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis with a limited quantity in each zone. Limiting the number of permits will better ensure that a space will be available in the zone you select. It is crucial students choose the correct zone for their needs from the available options, as exchanges may not be possible. In the unlikely event that any zone reaches full capacity, notify the UAB Transportation office for assistance.

ClassificationPermit PricePermit DescriptionPermit EffectivePermit Expires
Housing $349.26 Fall/Spring / Zone A or Zone 7 August 16, 2020 May 1, 2021
$172.54 Fall Only / Zones A or Zone 7 August 16, 2020 December 15, 2020
Commuter  (living off-campus) $349.26 Fall/Spring / Zone A or Zone B August 16, 2020 May 1, 2021
$172.54 Fall Only / Zone A or Zone B August 16, 2020 December 15, 2020
$280.34 Fall/Spring / Zone D, E, F, G August 16, 2020 May 1, 2021
$138.03 Fall Only / Zone D, E, F, G August 16, 2020 December 15, 2020
$223.52 Fall/Spring / Zone C August 16, 2020 May 1, 2021
$116.46 Fall Only / Zone C August 16, 2020 December 15, 2020
Graduate* $575 10th Ave. Deck (D10A) August 16, 2020 August 15, 2021
Dental, Medical, and Optometry (3rd Year & Above)* $575 9th Ave Deck (D9A) July 1, 2020 June 30, 2021
School of Medicine – Visiting Students - Application Form $32 Express Lot 2 (Zone D-1) TBD 30-days (extended, if pre-paid)

*[Updated 3/31/2020] Eligible students may add their name to a wait list beginning April 15, 2020 at 12am. UAB Transportation will verify classification and status of wait lists and notify those receiving a deck permit by email with instructions on completing the process. Visit the parking portal or call our office to check your status; wait until June 15 prior to calling.



After Hour and Weekend Access

Students with a valid parking permit may obtain access to gated parking areas listed below between 5 p.m.-5 a.m., Monday through Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. To obtain access, please select one of the options listed below and contact the UAB Transportation Office. A $30 per semester fee will be added to your student account. Your student ID may be swiped at card reader to access your specified parking area. The specific parking options available include:

  • 5th Avenue Deck
  • 9th Avenue Deck
  • 10th Avenue Deck
  • 19th Street Deck
  • University Boulevard Deck
  • Lot 16A (underneath Education Building)

Interactive Transportation Map

Interactive Transportation Map

UAB Interactive Student Transportation Map with adjustable layers. See different modes of transportation available, as well as routes, and more.

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Estimated Walking Distances

The information below shows each zone and the estimated distance from the farthest parking space in that zone to the specified building, measured in miles. This information should be used as a helpful guide to choosing the best zone for each students’ needs. It is helpful to consider most parking spaces in the zones below are closer to each building than the estimated distance listed, since the information is for the farthest parking space in that zone.

    ZONE
Building Bldg. Code A B C* D E F** G
AEIVA AEIVA 0.41 0.40 1.01 0.66 0.69 0.29 0.60
Alys Stephens Center ASC 0.46 0.27 0.99 0.67 0.70 0.26 0.64
Bevill Biomedical Sciences BBRB 0.51 0.74 1.41 1.05 1.09 1.11 0.69
Business-Engineering Complex BEC 0.60 0.33 0.85 0.74 0.57 0.25 0.79
Campbell Hall CH 0.57 0.17 0.78 0.44 0.48 0.54 0.73
Chemistry CHEM 0.38 0.27 0.97 0.63 0.67 0.49 0.57
Collat School of Business CSB 0.67 0.18 0.68 0.38 0.34 0.56 0.84
Education EB 0.42 0.19 0.91 0.56 0.63 0.41 0.59
Heritage Hall HHB 0.42 0.22 0.87 0.53 0.56 0.56 0.61
Henry Peters HPB 0.50 0.52 1.12 0.79 0.57 0.93 0.59
Hill Student Center HSC 0.52 0.26 0.79 0.45 0.51 0.62 0.65
Hoehn HOEN 0.47 0.51 1.06 0.72 0.77 0.40 0.63
Humanities HB 0.48 0.22 0.89 0.55 0.59 0.30 0.66
Kaul Human Genetics KAUL 0.69 0.81 1.34 1.00 1.04 1.19 0.86
McCallum Basic Health Sciences MCLM 0.57 0.70 1.30 0.95 1.01 1.07 0.75
Mervyn H. Sterne Library SL 0.42 0.19 0.91 0.57 0.61 0.41 0.60
Ryals School of Public Health RPHB 0.36 0.44 1.10 0.76 0.80 0.81 0.45
School of Dentistry SDB 0.65 0.79 1.24 0.92 0.96 1.18 0.86
School of Health Professions SHPB 0.42 0.56 1.21 0.87 0.91 0.93 0.51
School of Nursing NB 0.41 0.49 1.13 0.79 0.84 0.86 0.50
Shelby Biomedical Research SHEL 0.54 0.65 1.31 0.97 1.00 1.02 0.72
University Hall UH 0.29 0.38 1.04 0.70 0.76 0.44 0.48
Volker Hall VH 0.38 0.42 1.02 0.68 0.73 0.79 0.48

 *ZONE C - Measured from Blazer Express Purple Route bus stops, distances are similar to Zone B.
**ZONE F - Measured from Blazer Express South Green bus stops, distances to many classrooms may be greatly reduced.

 


FAQ

When do parking permits go on sale?

Permits may be purchased online beginning July 1, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.

How do I add or change my vehicle and license plate information.

Instructions:

  • Visit the parking portal
  • Login to the system with your Blazer ID and password
  • Select the “More” drop down menu from the top banner and select “Vehicles”
  • Follow the instructions for completing the process

How does the new zone-based parking work?

Zone-based parking introduces a system to reduce the time students have to spend searching for available spaces, while offering higher and lower cost parking options. Parking facilities are grouped by proximity to various areas of campus. To identify the best zone for your class schedule, a chart with estimated walking distances from the farthest space within each zone to major academic buildings may be found on the Student Rates page.

Residential students (living in UAB Housing) may choose between one of the following two options:

Zone A
Zone 7
Commuter students (not living in UAB Housing) may choose between one of the following options:

Zone A
Zone B
Zone C
Zone D
Zone E
Zone F
Zone G
Students parking permits only allow the student to park in the zone designated within their respective permit.

What happens if there are no available spaces in my zone?

Zone-based parking is designed to ensure you will be able to find a space within your respective zone. If you arrive to your zone and no space is available, park in Zone C and report it to the Transportation Office at (205) 934-3513 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How can I save time looking for parking?

Parking options closer to the academic core will fill up before those farther away. There are a number of actions students may take to reduce the time spent looking for a space:

  • Know all parking areas within your zone
  • Identify a preferred parking facility in your zone and a secondary area toward the perimeter of campus
  • Know which Blazer Express routes service your preferred and secondary choices
  • If you arrive at a lot/deck and it is full, immediately proceed to your secondary location
  • Keep a parking map in your vehicle
  • Save the addresses of the parking areas in your zone to a smartphone mapping app
  • Arrive on campus early – particularly early in the semester – allowing time to make it to class
  • Download the DoubleMap app to see bus routes and real-time information for your bus

Why did parking rates increase?

UAB administration and Transportation leadership have listened to student feedback over several years, including insights captured by an external consulting firm that conducted a comprehensive parking and transportation study and provided recommendations to improve parking and transportation at UAB.

Recommendations included:

  • Additional parking facilities
  • New parking technology
  • Increasing safety (i.e., deck lighting, camera coverage)
  • Enhancements to the Blazer Express bus system
  • Improvements to customer experiences

To respond to continued campus growth and student needs, additional parking – in conjunction with improving access to alternative transportation options – are a must. The permit rate increases are one step in this process. General information is available about the parking and transportation study and detailed information about student rates may be found on the uab.edu/transportation website.

What if I have to park farther away and must walk late at night?

In addition to the Blazer Express bus system, Safety Escort service is available 24-hours per day by calling 205-934-8772. Safety Escort is an on-demand van service.

UAB also offers students and employees an additional safety service, RAVE Guardian, to build a network of friends and family with whom you can communicate more easily in situations in which you may be alone or in unfamiliar areas.