Parking Locations and Policies

Students, professional staff, faculty, and visitors who wish to park on the Portland or Biddeford campuses must display a parking permit. Students with vehicles should register them with the Permit Store. Enter "UNE" in the Permit Store search bar for a variety of parking choices. Temporary parking permits are furnished to guests of the University and part-time employees.

Snow Events

The following maps are utilized during Biddeford campus snow events. The director of Facilities will send a community email at least 24 hours prior to the implementation of any of these maps. The day of snow event map (PDF) may be in effect for multiple days depending on the timing of the storm. The lot closure times on the day of snow event map (PDF) are 9 p.m. for all red lots and 11 p.m. for the yellow Forum lot (#33). The school closed map (PDF) is essentially the same map, but the red lot closure times go into effect immediately upon closing school. The only parking lots open during a school closure are residential lots and half of the Campus Center lot (#20) closest to the athletic fields. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Safety and Security at 602-2298.

Day of snow event map (PDF)
Snow removal day one map (PDF)
Snow removal day two map (PDF)
Snow removal school closed map (PDF)

Parking Policies

Parking permits

All students, faculty, and professional staff parking on university property must display a valid, current university parking permit decal that is appropriate for the lot and space in which they must be parked. No motor vehicle (as defined by Maine State Law) may be parked on campus without a current year parking decal.  Permits expire on the last day of August each year, and new, current permits must be displayed by September 1. The permit must be clearly displayed on the driver’s side rear window.

Portland Parking Permits 2020–2021

  1. Portland Faculty/Staff ($42): Portland on-campus parking lots (#2, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9), Portland satellite parking lots (#1 and #10), and Bishop Street Lot (#11). All parking lots in Biddeford, except designated reserved parking spaces.
  2. Portland Commuter ($100): Portland on-campus parking lots (#2, #5, #6, #7, #8, and #9), Portland satellite parking lots (#1 and #10), and Bishop Street Lot (#11). Only Lot #31-Forum on Biddeford Campus
  3. Portland Bishop St (free): Bishop Street Lot (#11) only during the hours of 7 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday. Only Lot #31-Forum on Biddeford Campus.

Biddeford Parking Permits 2020–2021

  1. Biddeford Faculty/Staff ($42): All parking lots except designated reserved parking spaces. All parking lots in Portland, except designated reserved parking spaces.
  2. Biddeford Resident ($350): Resident parking lots only (#9, #10, #15, #22, and #31). Lot #11 Bishop St. Lot only on Portland Campus.
  3. Biddeford Commuter ($100): All Commuter lots (#8, #14, #15, #16, #18, #20, #28 and #30) including all resident lots and Lot #33-Forum. Lot #11 Bishop Street lot only on Portland Campus.

Reserved Parking Permits 2020–2021

Reserved parking permits are issued by approval of the President only and are permitted to utilize the designated reserved parking spots on Biddeford and Portland campuses.

Motorcycle Parking Permits 2020–2021

Motorcycle permits are available as a supplemental permit for the months of May 1–October 31 by contacting Safety and Security. The permit will be issued per motorcycle/scooter free of cost as a supplemental to a Faculty/Staff, Commuter, or Residential permit. Residential motorcycle permits are only permitted to park in residential parking lots. Motorcycles must park in designated parking spaces and motorcycles parked in non-parking spaces will be subject to ticketing. Faculty/professional staff and students on the Portland campus who wish to drive a motorcycle to campus must park in the location in which their vehicle permit is issued. Those who have received a free Bishop Street permit for their vehicle must park the motorcycle in the Bishop Lot, Monday–Friday from 7 a.m.–5 p.m.

How to obtain a UNE Parking Permit

All permit decals are sold online at une.thepermitstore.com. The cost of a University parking permit is a flat fee based on the permit type and is non-negotiable or refundable. The cost must be paid online by credit card or electronic check or billed to the student account (must have a valid PRN). Permits are available beginning early August for the following academic year.

The following guidelines will be implemented for fair and equitable distribution of permits and available parking:

Sunday, August 2 at noon

  1. Portland Faculty/Staff will be able to purchase parking decals. Portland on-campus permits are sold on a first-serve basis due to limited numbers. The permits that can be purchased at this time include Portland Faculty/Staff Permit and Bishop Street Lot Permit.

Monday, August 3 at noon

  1. Biddeford Faculty/Staff, Biddeford Commuters, and Portland Commuters will be able to purchase parking decals. Portland Commuter on-campus permits are sold on a first-served basis due to limited numbers. The permits that can be purchased include Biddeford Commuter Permit, Portland Commuter Permit, and Bishop Street Lot Permit.

Biddeford Residential Permits will be made available based on seniority at the university and if they are living in on-campus housing. The process of obtaining a residential permit will be implemented as follows:

Tuesday, August 4 at noon

Senior residential students and RA’s will be able to purchase a permit.

Wednesday, August 5 at noon

Junior residential students will be able to purchase a permit. Senior students can continue to purchase a permit.

Thursday, August 6 at noon

Sophomore residential students will be able to purchase a permit. Senior and Junior students can continue to purchase a permit.

Friday, August 7 at noon

Freshman residential students will be eligible to purchase a permit.        

Incoming freshmen and transfer students will be eligible to purchase a Residential Parking Permit based on availability. Due to the limited number of parking spaces available for residential students, there is no guarantee that a permit will be available to purchase. Bringing a vehicle to campus without a valid UNE decal is subjected to ticketing, boot application, and towing at the owner’s expense.

*UNE offers three financial incentives for freshmen and transfer students who commit to not bringing a vehicle to campus during their first year. These financial incentives are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and available enrollment is capped at 250 students per academic year.

Waitlist: When Residential Parking Permits are sold out, a waitlist on the une.thepermitstore.com website will be implemented. As permits become available due to transfers or withdrawals from the University, permits will be issued to students on the waitlist or special requests/exceptions list. There is no guarantee that a permit will be issued from the waitlist.

Special Requests/Exceptions: Requests for parking permits due to special requests or exceptions can be made through the une.thepermitstore.com website and will be reviewed by the UNE Transportation Committee and granted on a case-by-case basis. These situations may include long-term medical accommodations, educational purposes, or other special circumstances that require a student to have a vehicle on campus. Each request will be reviewed by the Transportation Committee with representatives from Safety and Security, Student Affairs, and Student Access Center. There is no guarantee that a request for a parking permit based on these special circumstances will be granted.

Where to Park: Students

Biddeford Residential Students

Students living on the Biddeford Campus must have a resident parking permit and park in resident parking lots only. The total number of resident parking permits will be capped based on capacity. Once the total number of permits have been sold, no more permits will be issued. Parking in any other lot Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) is prohibited.

Resident Lots include:

  1. Lot #9 Freddy Lot
  2. Lot #10 Marcil Hall Upper Rear
  3. Lot #15 Marine Science Overflow
  4. Lot #22
  5. Lot #28 and #30
  6. Lot #31 Sokokis Hall (Note: The Sokokis-only parking permit has been eliminated for the 20-21 academic year.)

Residential Overflow Parking

  1. Lot #33 Forum Rear Lot (Tailgate Section) - numbered spaces #152–#211

Residential students will be permitted to park in the commuter/faculty/staff lots (#8, #14, #16, #18, and #20) on the Biddeford campus on weekends beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday night and ending at 10 p.m. on Sunday night. All vehicles need to be returned to their respective residential lots by 10 p.m. Sunday night. This will also be strictly enforced with ticketing, vehicle boot application, and towing.

Resident Student Permits allow for parking on the Portland Campus in Lot #11 - Bishop Street lot only, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m. After 5 p.m. weekdays and weekends, Biddeford Resident students can park on the Portland campus.  

*Medical escort service for the fall 2020 semester has been suspended due to COVID-19. Safety and Security will re-evaluate for the spring 2021 semester and hopefully will be able to resume service. The Safe Ride shuttle will also be suspended for the fall 2020 semester and will be supplemented by the BSOOB shuttle during day and evening hours. Courtesy escorts for safety concerns will still be available during the evening/overnight hours. These requests can be made by contacting Safety and Security at (207) 602-2298.

Biddeford Commuter Students

Commuter students (those living off campus) must park in a Commuter Parking lot or in a Residential lot. Commuter students are prohibited from parking in a Faculty/Staff lot or reserved parking.

Commuter lots Include:

  1. Lot #8 Marcil Hall Front
  2. Lot #10 Marcil Hall Upper Rear
  3. Lot #14 Marcil Hall Rear and Morgane Hall Front
  4. Lot #15 Marine Science Overflow
  5. Lot #16 Gregory
  6. Lot #18 SASC
  7. Lot #20 Campus Center

Biddeford Commuter Student Permits allow for parking on the Portland Campus in Lot #11- Bishop Street lot only, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m. After 5 p.m. weekdays and weekends, Biddeford Commuter students can park on the Portland campus.

College of Osteopathic Medicine Students

Must purchase a Biddeford Commuter Permit for their first and second year and are not required to purchase a permit for the third and fourth years. 

Portland Commuter Students

Portland commuter students are able to purchase a Portland Commuter Permit or obtain a Bishop Street Lot Permit and be shuttled to campus.

  • The Portland Commuter Permit is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and the total amount of permits available is capped based on capacity. With the Portland Commuter Permit, any parking space in the lots designated below (unless reserved or patient parking), are acceptable to use.

Portland on-campus lots include:

  1. Lot #2 Innovation Hall Rear
  2. Lot #5 Ginn Hall
  3. Lot #6 Abplanalp Library
  4. Lot #7 Proctor Hall
  5. Lot #8 College of Pharmacy/Finley Recreation Center
  6. Lot #9 Stevens Avenue Congregational Church (M–F, two middle rows only)

Portland satellite parking lots include:

  1. Lot #1 812 Stevens Avenue
  2. Lot #10 1075 Forest Avenue (the UNE NORTH building), behind building in fenced area
  3. Lot #11 Bishop Street Extension Lot (shuttle to campus)
    • The Bishop Street Lot Permit provides a shuttle Monday–Friday from 7 a.m.–7 p.m., to and from campus. This no-cost permit can only be used at the Bishop Street Lot and cannot be used to park in any other Portland Campus lot, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.–5 p.m. All vehicles parked at the Bishop Street Lot are required to have a valid permit. Vehicles with no permit are subjected to a $100 fine.
    • Bishop Street Lot Permits are not permitted to park at 1075 Forest Avenue or 812 Stevens Avenue Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Portland Commuter Permits allow for parking on the Biddeford Campus in Lot #33 Forum lot only, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.–5 p.m. After 5 p.m. weekdays and weekends, Portland Commuter students cannot park in any other lot on the Biddeford campus.

Physician Assistant Students: Must have a Commuter Parking Permit for all years except the second year. Students returning to campus during the second year must display a temporary pass issued by the department. 

Dual-Campus Students: Students that take classes on both campuses must have a valid parking pass.

  • Biddeford Residential or Biddeford Commuter students must park at Lot #11 Bishop Street Lot and shuttle to campus only or park off-campus.
  • Portland Commuter or Bishop Street Lot Permits parking on Biddeford Campus must park in Lot #33 Forum Lot only and utilize the Biddeford campus shuttle.

Temporary Guest Parking Passes are not available for residential visitors for the fall 2020 semester based on the UNE Onward Framework and Plan for Resuming On-Campus Operations in Academic Year 2020–21.

Where to Park: Faculty and Professional Staff

Biddeford Faculty/Professional Staff

Faculty and professional staff on the Biddeford campus are required to purchase a Biddeford faculty and staff permit. Faculty/Staff that are parking on the Biddeford Campus have the following lots reserved as Faculty/Staff-only lots but can utilize any commuter or residential lot if needed. The designated Faculty/Staff lots on the Biddeford campus include:

  1. Lot #2 Petts Lower
  2. Lot #4 Decary Hall
  3. Lot #6 Petts Upper
  4. Lot #7 Campus Center Rear
  5. Lot #10 Marcil Hall Upper Rear
  6. Lot #12 Decary Hall Rear
  7. Lot #24 Business Center

There are also designated Faculty/Staff-only parking spaces in the following lots:

  1. Lot #8 Marcil Hall Front
  2. Lot #10 Marcil Hall Upper Rear
  3. Lot #16 Gregory

Portland Faculty/Professional Staff

Due to limited parking available on the Portland Campus, the number of permits sold to park on the main campus will be capped at the number of available parking spaces. Faculty/Staff working on the Portland Campus will be allowed to purchase permits on Sunday, August 2 beginning at 12 a.m.

  • The Portland Faculty/Staff Permit is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and the total amount available is capped based on capacity.
  • The Bishop Street Lot Permit cannot park in any other Portland Campus lot, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Vehicles parked at the Bishop Street Lot are required to have a permit. Vehicles with no permit are subjected to a $100 fine.

Portland On-Campus Lots include:

  1. Lot #2 Innovation Hall Rear
  2. Lot #5 Ginn Hall
  3. Lot #6 Abplanalp Library
  4. Lot #7 Proctor Hall
  5. Lot #8 College of Pharmacy/Finley Recreation Center
  6. Lot #9 Stevens Avenue Congregational Church (M-F, 2 Middle Rows Only)

Portland Satellite Lots include:

  1. Lot # 812 Stevens Avenue
  2. Lot #10 1075 Forest Avenue (the UNE NORTH building), behind building in fenced area
  3. Lot #11 Bishop Street

Bishop Street Lot Permits are not permitted to park at 1075 Forest Avenue or 812 Stevens Avenue Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dual-Campus Faculty and Professional Staff

Faculty/Staff that have responsibilities on both Biddeford and Portland campuses, must get a permit from the campus they are based out of. This is determined through Human Resources and will dictate which permit the faculty/staff member qualifies for. The Biddeford Faculty/Staff Permit and Portland Faculty/Staff Permit are reciprocal and can be used in approved parking lots. The Bishop Street Lot Permit for Portland Faculty/Staff or Portland Students can only park at the Bishop Street Lot or Lot #33 Forum when on the Biddeford Campus and utilize the Biddeford Campus shuttle.

Enforcement

All persons parking on UNE property must comply with all signage and related parking policies. The enforcement of the UNE parking policy will be conducted by the Office of Safety and Security.

Penalties/Fines

  • Fine Amounts for all violations (except handicap violations, patient parking violations, or failure to obtain a UNE permit)
    • Tiered fine amounts for all violation types. The escalation of the fine will occur when repeat violations for the same offense occur.
      • First offense: $15
      • Second offense: $30
      • Third and subsequent offense: $50
  • Student Conduct (students) or Human Resources (employees) Referral
    • 10 or more tickets in academic year flagged as Habitual Offender
      • Disciplinary first offense recommendation – Banning to Forum parking lot
      • Disciplinary second offense recommendation – Parking privileges revoked entirely and vehicle subject to towing off-campus
  • Vehicle Boots
    • Applied for third or subsequent offense of failure to obtain UNE permit
      • $50 admin fee for application/removal of boot
      • $25 daily charge for boot remaining on vehicle
      • Vehicle will be towed off-campus after one week (7 days) of remaining on campus with boot continually affixed.
    • May be applied for any other reason when approved by the director, assistant director or lead officer of Safety and Security
  • Towing
    • $100 admin fee for towing vehicle on campus (issued by Safety and Security). Towing of vehicles is reserved for the following circumstances:
      • Failure to move a vehicle for snow removal
      • Parking in Reserved parking, hazardous parking, blocking vehicles, fire lanes
    • Approximately $125 Southern Maine Towing fee for off campus tows (issued by towing company), and is subject to change after hours and on weekends and holidays
      • Student Conduct parking referrals
      • Other persons banned from campus
      • Failure to remove boot/pay fines
  • Weekend/Holiday Parking
    • Friday 6 p.m. to Sunday 10 p.m., holidays and vacation weeks, commuter parking on the Biddeford campus will be open to residential students, except for half of Lot #20 Campus Center (half next to Old Pool Road) for Campus Center business on the weekends. All Reserved parking including lots designated Faculty/Staff only parking will continue to be enforced. After 10 p.m. Sunday, ticketing will resume at the discretion of the Office of Safety and Security.
  • Unpaid Violations
    • Any unpaid violations received by a student will be transferred to the student’s account on a bi-monthly basis. Once the violations are transferred to the student account, the outstanding balance must be paid prior to registering for classes the following semester, receiving final grades, or attending graduation. Unpaid violations by faculty or professional staff will be forwarded to the Office of Finance and Administration for possible referral to Human Resources and/or Collections.

Violations and fines

Violation type First offense Second offense Third and subsequent offense
Fixed fine amounts      
Failure to obtain UNE Parking Permit $100 $100 $100
Boot application $50 $50 $50
Obstructing snow removal $50 $50 $50
Parking in patient parking $50 $50 $50
Parked in handicap space $100 $100 $100
Vehicle tow charge (on-campus) $100 $100 $100
Carpool policy violation $50 $50 $50

Tiered fine amounts

     
Posted - no parking $15 $30 $50
Non-EV in EV reserved space $15 $30 $50
Parking in reserved space $15 $30 $50
Parking in lot w/o proper decal $15 $30 $50
Not in marked parking space $15 $30 $50
Overtime parking (20-minute parking) $15 $30 $50
Parking in fire lane $15 $30 $50
Obstructing exits/roads/vehicles $15 $30 $50
Parking in barricaded/coned/restricted $15 $30 $50
Failure to display permit $15 $30 $50
Parked in service space $15 $30 $50

Moving violation

     
Failure to obey traffic sign (Stop sign) $50 $50 $50
No fee violation      
Warning $0 $0 $0

Warnings will be issued based on the officer’s discretion based on the severity of the violation and violation history if possible and based on the information readily available when issuing the violation.

Parking violations appeals

Appeals for parking violations can be made at une.thepermitstore.com and must meet the following criteria: A genuine, urgent, and verifiable situation that necessitated violating UNE parking policies. Any other reasons will result in the violation being upheld, and the fine must be paid. All appeals will be reviewed by the director or assistant director of Safety and Security. Questions regarding purchasing parking permits, violations, or other questions can be sent to parking@une.edu.

Anyone coming to the Office of Safety and Security to appeal a ticket without a scheduled appointment will not be seen and will be required to return when an appointment has been scheduled and confirmed. Requesting an appointment can be done by emailing parking@une.edu. If the above-mentioned criteria are not met, the violation appeal will not be granted.

Biddeford campus snow removal

Due to the complex and essential practice of removing snow and ice from the parking lots on campus for the safety of our students, faculty, and professional staff, the Office of Safety and Security and Facilities Management have developed a snow removal plan that will be enacted in the event of unsafe conditions related to weather. In this plan, it is essential to clear visitor, faculty/staff, and commuter parking lots on the day(s) of the snow event, which will allow for other lots to be cleared in proceeding days after the event ends.

When there is a predicted snow event that is forecasting measurable snow or ice, the director of Facilities Management will send out a community email, at least 24 hours prior, indicating that the snow removal plan has been activated along with the Day of Snow Event Map to advise the community on which parking lots are available during the event and which are closed to snow clearing.

If the snow event is significant enough to warrant a full-school closure, the “Snow Removal School Closed Map” will be included in the school closure community email by the director of Safety & Security and will be in effect immediately. In the event of a full-school closure, late start, or early release, all lots except Residential and half of Lot #20 Campus Center (please see snow removal map) will be closed for use. Parking in a closed lot will result in a parking violation for obstructing snow removal, issued in the amount of $50. In some cases, the vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense and issued a violation in the amount of $100.

Contact

PHONE NUMBERS FOR BOTH CAMPUSES:

Emergency Phone Number: 366
Non-emergency Phone Number: 2298
From off campus: (207) 283-0176

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Office of Safety and Security
3 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME 04005-9599
(207) 602-2298

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