Parking Pay Stations

There are five pay stations, located at the pedestrian entrances/exits to the Stadium Drive Garage.

Between 7AM and midnight, you must pay for your parking space when you park, either with a pay station or the automated phone system.

If you plan to use a pay station, please add 20 minutes to your travel time to account for long lines.

Abbreviated instructions

  1. Park in garage
  2. Take note of your space number
  3. Make payment
  4. Enter Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
  5. Optional: Add additional time later

You do not need to return to your vehicle to display your receipt, but we recommend that you save your receipt for the duration of your stay.

On the receipt, you will find your space number, the time your space expires and the phone number to call to add time.

Payment options

  • American Express
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Cash:
    • Use exact change. Pay station does not provide change.
    • Use bills no larger than $10 and/or change.

Detailed instructions for pay stations

Note: If you plan to leave the garage and return later, you must use the pay station multiple times, paying for your particular parking space each time.

  1. Press the green OK on the keypad.
  2. Enter your space number.
  3. Choose a transaction type:
    • New Transaction: Just parked? Choose this option.
    • Add More Time: Returning to add more time? Choose this option.
  4. For new transactions choose an option. (Choose More Selections to scroll through options.)
    • 15 Minute Free Parking
    • Pay per Hour
    • Pay Daily Max
    • 1 Hour Validation code: Internal use only
    • 2 Hour Validation code: Internal use only
    • 3 Hour Validation code: Internal use only
    • 4 Hour Validation code: Internal use only
    • 5 Hour Validation code: Internal use only
    • Pay per 15 Minute
  5. For Pay per Hour parking, enter the number of hours your car may be in the space.
  6. When prompted, pay with exact change or credit card.
  7. Optional: Print receipt for your records.
  8. Optional: Return later to add more time.

Additional parking information

  • Subject to change: Parking is managed by UMD Department of Transportation. All information we post is subject to change without notice.
  • Accessible Parking: Accessible parking spaces are located in Stadium Drive Garage. However, because the spaces have no time limits, they still require payment to park and time is not doubled.
  • Violations: Parking violations begin at $25. Parking officials are equipped with electronic devices that indicate if a parking space has been properly paid for or not.
  • Further Assistance: Please contact our ticket office if you need further assistance: 301.405.ARTS (2787).