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Parking Facilities

Important information on campus parking

At UTMB we've been paying close attention to parking issues, trying to keep supply in step with demand, and working to keep our customers and commuters informed about changes that affect them.

Parking Fees

Shuttle Free
Surface Lots $40.00
Parking Garages $62.50
Night time parking $16.00
Motorcycle parking $36.00
Hourly Rate $1.75
Daily Maximum $14.00
Late Fee $16.00
Re-connect Fee $16.00

Payroll Deduction for Parking Charges

Payroll deduction for monthly parking fees is mandatory if you are a full-time UTMB employee. It offers both convenience and savings. Paying through payroll deduction saves you time; saves you the effort of remembering, writing and delivering a monthly check; and saves you money. The deduction reduces your taxable income; it's taken from your pre-tax pay and is not subject to federal withholding. Click here to sign up on the Payroll Deduction Form.

Parking Alternatives

    • With the high price of fuel and highway congestion caused by construction along the I-45 corridor, many commuters are looking for commuting alternatives. UTMB has created a Web site that offers an easy way for commuters to find a vanpool, share a ride, or find others interested in carpooling. The site also offers links to freeway cams and road construction reports, links to vanpool information, and even local bus routes and gas prices. For details visit http://intranet.utmb.edu/commute/.

    • For those that live in Galveston, the City and UTMB have partnered to create an extended transit service to meet the needs of the university's employees and students. Under the agreement, UTMB employees, students, and retirees are able to ride for free on city buses and trolleys by showing their UTMB identification cards.

    • Parking near campus is also offered by Ampco Parking Systems in a surface lot located at 6th and Market. For information on this and other commercial options, please call (409) 762-8224.

    • We also have a free parking lot and shuttle service. UTMB offers free parking to all students, employees, patients, and visitors from a large paved and improved lot bounded by Holiday Dr., Winnie St., and Seawall Blvd. Although this is a remote lot and may not afford the same level of convenience as on-campus parking, it contains ample space at no charge. Parking in this lot requires no registration or identifier. The shuttle is scheduled to run back and forth between the shuttle lot & 8th, 9th, 11th, and 13th on Market. The first departure from the shuttle lot will be at 6 a.m., and the last departure will be at 9 a.m. The first departure from campus to the shuttle lot will be at 3:30 p.m. from 13th & Market. The last departure will be at 6:30 p.m. from 13th & Market. The small shuttle bus will pick up and drop off inside the lot. During all other times, a large city bus will run at 30-minute intervals and pick up and drop off on Holiday Drive at the entrance to the shuttle lot. The large bus will drop off and pick up on 8th, 9th, 12th, & 14th on Market. Both shuttle busses operate Monday through Friday. The Shuttle Service does not run on UTMB holidays. There is no charge for this service. There are security lights at this location, but it is highly recommended that you remove your car before dark. If that is not possible, it is recommended you call security at (409) 772-2691 for an escort.

    • Dual Parking – If a contract holder needs parking for more than one area on campus an email requesting dual parking will be sufficient.

    • Carpooling – If a contract holder has other employees that ride with them and will need access to their parking area; an email requesting carpooling and giving the name(s) of their carpooler(s) will be sufficient.

    • Place parking on Hold – A contract holder can place their parking on hold prior to any extended period of absence of 4 consecutive weeks or longer not to exceed 6 months. During the timeframe for the hold; access to the parking area is not allowed, hangtags will be held by the Parking Office and gate access is no longer active. A hold can be taken care of with the Parking Facilities Office by providing the dates for the hold as long as parking payments are current.

    • $4 Tokens – Employees who only need to park occasionally because they mostly work off-site, get dropped off, ride a bike or walk to work; can purchase tokens for $4 from the UTMB Bookstore in order to utilize parking in Garage 4 next to the School of Health Professions/School of Nursing. In order to purchase the $4 tokens, they need to present their UTMB ID Badge at the Bookstore.

    • $2 Tokens – If you are a part-time student and are not eligible for student curbside parking, tokens are available at the UTMB Bookstore in order to utilize parking in Garage 4 next to the School of Health Professions/School of Nursing. Check with your student services office to see if you are eligible.

    • See the shuttle schedule online…


If you have any questions related to parking or need additional information, please contact UTMB Parking Facilities at Parking@utmb.edu or call (409) 772-1581 or (409) 266-PARK.


Location Cost Duration
Student Parking Permit/ $70.00 Per Year
Surface Lot $20.00 Per Month
Parking Garages $31.25 Per Month
G4 Roof Top $160.00 Per Year
Re-connect Fee $16.00  
Late Fee $16.00  
Shuttle Free  

All full-time UTMB students may purchase a Student Parking permit for $70, which is valid from September 1 through August 31 of each year. These permits may be purchased from the Parking Office located in room 2.756 of the Rebecca Sealy Building, (409) 772-1581.

These permits are valid in designated student spaces on a first-come/first-served basis. It is anticipated that the number of permits issued will exceed the number of spaces available. Most of the student spaces are curbside parking on the east and west ends of campus. Some curbside spaces flood during heavy rain— please observe warning signs.

There are 70 spaces at the Field House lot located on Ferry Road and Mechanic next to the tennis courts and approximately 42 student spaces have been added to the parking lot at the corner of 14th and Market Street. These spaces are located on the south, east, west, and north sides of the lot and are clearly marked in black on the car stops. To avoid a parking citation when parking in this lot, please park only in the spaces identified as "Student Parking Only." There are two rows in the center of the lot, the south row is for students. Student permits will also be valid for use in P-lot, located on Barracuda Street.

There are seven spaces in the rear of the former Child Care building accessible through the alley between 12th and 13th St.

The north side of U-lot, located at 13th & The Strand, has approximately 40 student parking spaces. This lot is divided between contract parking and student parking, and there are signs in this lot directing you to the student spaces. Citations will be issued to those parking in the contract parking spaces.

Please complete the Student Parking Permit Application if you are interested in obtaining the student parking on a first-come, first-serve basis and return it along with your $70.00 fee for the fiscal year no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of the fall semester to:

UTMB Parking Facilities
301 University Blvd.
2.756 Rebecca Sealy
Galveston TX 77555-0118

During the week you are on campus to begin class, please come to the Parking Facilities office in the Rebecca Sealy Bldg., Rm.2.756, to pick up your student parking permit.

If you're attending any other semester other than the Fall semester, which begins the fiscal year, and need parking, please contact the Parking Office at (409) 772-1581 for the prorated parking fee.

UTMB Parking Lots and Garages

Students are also eligible to lease spaces in the surface lots and garages. Surface lots lease for $20 per month, and garages lease for $31.25 per month.

Rooftop parking in Garage 4 is available for full-time students for a cost of $160 per year; however, this parking cannot be used in conjunction with a regular student permit. You must be placed on a waiting list. If you are interested in putting your name on the waiting list, please complete the Student Parking G4 Rooftop waiting list application and return it to the address above. Waiting lists exist for all other parking areas, as well.

Dormitory and UTMB Apartment Parking

Students owning a vehicle and residing in the University dormitories and apartments should register their vehicle with the Dorm Office. Once the vehicle has been properly registered, a dormitory parking hangtag will be issued at no charge. Students are cautioned that the dorm hangtags are only valid in the designated dormitory parking areas. The same policy is applicable for the other housing facilities on campus.

Night and Weekend Parking

Night parking permits for Garages 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 are available for a one-time $16 charge. There are specific, designated times for this access:

Monday–Friday: 4 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Weekends and holidays: 24 hours.

If the access card/badge is not used to enter the garage during the designated times, exit will be denied.

Time restrictions and applicable fees for misuse are listed under "Employee" section for Garage After Hours and Weekend/UTMB Holiday Parking


Garage After Hours and Weekend/UTMB Holiday Parking

After Hours access to (G1) Administration Garage, (G2) UHC Garage, and (G6) Rebecca Sealy Garage is available through the Parking Facilities office located in Rebecca Sealy Bldg., Rm.2.756 For After Hours parking there is a $16.00 monthly fee, but there is no additional charge if you have contract parking through UTMB for daytime use.

There are time restrictions on the After Hours access cards, and you must use your access card/badge to enter and exit at all times to avoid a possible charge for using the access card incorrectly.

After Hours access cards/badges are valid:

Monday – Friday

Enter between 4:00 p.m. – 5 :00 a.m.

Exit between 4:01 p.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Saturday – Sunday and any recognized UTMB Holiday 24 hours

This After Hours access is not to be used during the daytime hours. Parking between the hours of 9:15 a.m. and 3:49 p.m. is NOT ALLOWED with the After Hours card because these spaces are needed for patients and visitors during these times. You will be billed for parking between these times at the posted rates. Please remember, you must exit the garage by 9:15 a.m. If a person is OCCASIONALLY called out during allowable hours and is not able to exit on time, please call the office at x21581 to avoid problems with exiting.

Posted parking fees apply when parking outside your time restrictions.

The following are the times that UTMB Parking Lots are available at NO CHARGE for after-hours, weekend and UTMB holiday parking:

West End

Student spaces (west of 11th Street) from 5 p.m. until 6 a.m.

D-Lot (located on Mechanic Street between 11th and 12th) from 4 p.m. until 4 a.m.

D-Annex (located on Mechanic Street between 12th and 13th) from 4 p.m. until 4 a.m.

J-Lot (located on the NW corner of 11th and Market Street) from 4 p.m. until 4 a.m.

East End

F-Lot (located between Breckenridge and Bethel Halls on East Texas) 5 p.m. until 7 a.m.

RHT-Lot (located on Postoffice Street between 6th & 8th) 5 p.m. until 7 a.m. – the lot located on the corner of 8th & Postoffice is not included.

Handicapped Parking

UTMB provides designated parking spaces for those vehicles duly registered and properly identified as provided by law (Texas Transportation Code, 681, et seq.). For more information, please call the Parking Facilities Office at (409) 772-1581.

Please remember that all parking regulations are enforced 7 days a week.

Parking areas other than those at UTMB

Ampco Parking Systems

(409) 762-8224

Surface lot located at 6th and Mechanic

Public Parking

Parking is available for visitors and guests in Garage 1-Administration at 6th & Market and Garage 2-UHC at 1000 Harborside.

A booth attendant will be on duty in G1-Administration; Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. & Saturday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and in G2-UHC from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. The parking rate is $1.75 per hour or any part of an hour up to $14.00 maximum for the day. Payment should be made to the booth attendant upon exiting and can be made by cash, check, or credit card. During the times that an attendant is not on duty; payment will be made to the night machine upon exiting. The night machine fee is $5.00 and payment can be made by quarters, $1 bills, $5 bills, $10 bills or credit card.

Ticket Appeal Process:

There is a phone number on each ticket which will connect the possible offender with Domingo (Mike) Morales who is the supervisor of the Parking Controllers.  If the ticket was a mistake or was incorrectly issued, he will void it.  If he feels the ticket was justified, the only other recourse is the city court.

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