The TAPS online payment system is down. If you need to make a citation payment or other payment, please call the TAPS office during business hours until further notice.

Important information for the Spring 2021 semester: Updated January 29, 2021

There will be a limited parking program during the Spring 2021 semester. We will not be issuing student permits. Students are encouraged to park in the BSE parking Lot 2 but also have the option to park in Shady Grove Garage or Lot 1. Faculty and Staff have the option of parking in the BSE Lot 2, Traville Gateway Garage or Lot 4. However, parking in Traville Gateway Garage or Lot 4 will require parking credentials from the TAPS office. Faculty and Staff can email our office and request a free parking pass or the re-activation of their exisiting gate access card. We are providing Eduroam Wi-Fi access on the first level of the Shady Grove Garage. If you need to park your car in that garage, please park in spaces above the first level and leave the first level spaces for Wi-Fi users.

The chartered shuttle that runs between UMCP and the USG campus will not be operating during the spring semester.  If you require transportation to the University of Maryland, College Park, please see the Shuttle-UM 141 Gaithersburg Park & Ride bus.


Employees may “Pay on Exit” rather than purchasing a parking permit for $7 per exit on a prepaid gate card providing access to Traville Gateway garage and Shady Grove Garage. This option most advantageous to campus members who come to campus only a few days per week. The $7 per exit gate card must be purchased in person at the TAPS office.

New parking registrants and those who need to make a payment in person: Lot 4 permits and TGG gate access cards will be available Thursday, August 1. Current registrants that selected payroll deduction will have their current parking access extended based on the selection of the annual or semester parking. Current permits are due to expire on August 20.

Individuals that register for a Lot 4 permit must pick up their permit at the TAPS office. Current Lot 4 and TGG permit holders must keep their gate cards, they will be transferred over to their new registration. A special after hours permit is available upon request to TGG registrants that would like to park in Lot 4 after the posted hours. 


Annual: Effective 8/1/19 - 8/20/20

Fall/Winter: Effective 8/1/19 - 1/26/20

Spring/Summer: Effective 1/1/20 - 8/20/20

USG EMPLOYEES AND PARTNER FACULTY & STAFF (2019 - 2020 parking rates)

Tier 1: $0 - $25,000 $304 $152 $30.40

Tier 2: $25,001 - $50,000

$425 $212.50 $42.50
Tier 3: $50,001 - $75,000 $547 $273.50 $54.70
Tier 4: $75,001 + $697 $348.50


All faculty travelling from the home campus teaching part-time at USG and/or adjunct faculty should be classified as Tier 1. If any full-time faculty are paying for parking at their home campus, they will not be charged for their parking permit at Shady Grove.


Employee Parking: Traville Gateway Garage, Shady Grove Garage (overflow parking)

Disabled parking in Lot 4: A USG parking permit and state-issued disabled parking identification (permit, placard, license plates, etc.) must be displayed when parking in designated disabled parking spaces in Lot 4.