New parking system

We're currently migrating our parking payment and permitting services from HonkMobile to ParkEngage. All current HONK permits will expire on June 30. Starting June 20, you can purchase permits through the new system. Get the details.


Get Your Virtual Permit Before Arriving on Campus

Students, faculty/staff: To request a parking permit reach out to Parking Services
  1. Id#.
  2. Housing assignment or off campus. 
  3. USM email/name.
  4. Employees share if working hours will be past 11pm at any time.
  5. Students share if Athlete.
  6. Maine Law Grad Student, Online, or Precollege. (will need to purchase a public permit)


Pay within 30 minutes of parking for the full duration or in advance online. Our team is available for assistance from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 10:30 pm.

Additionally, HONK offers 8am to 8pm support for payment-related help.

Live chat online or call 866-675-7337 or

Pay: In advance: Click Here.

Permits: 24/7 Permit, Portland Permit, Gorham Permit.

You may scan a QR code upon arrival. See this video for a quick “how to”: Scan to Pay
  1. Scan the QR code
  2. Enter in your license plate number.
  3. Choose your rate (amount of hours you will be here, go one hour over planned).
  4. Confirm the information is correct, then select “Pay to Park”.
  5. Enter in your email address if you wish to receive a receipt.

Please ensure you have your license plate readily available. You can extend your parking duration by receiving a notification when your parking session is about to expire.

Where Can I Park?

Portland Campus: Read lot rules here or pay to park: Click here and search for Portland or Gorham. You will not be able to purchase parking if visitors are restricted to park.

  • Parking Garage 1 Abromson at 88 Bedford St.
  • P6, next to the University of Maine School of Law, with entrances from Deering Ave. and Exeter St.
  • Parking Garage 2 Portland Commons: You may park here from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Paid visitor parking begins after 3pm in staff/faculty lots. 24hrs on Sat/Sun.

Gorham Campus: Parking in lots are authorized but individual lot rules should be read and abided by before parking. You will not be able to purchase parking if visitors are restricted to park.

Blue signed lots – after 3pm Mon to Thurs and 24hrs on Sat & Sun.

24/7 – Red signed lots & G20, G13, G14, GS1, G12A

7am to 11pm – G7, G11, G2B, G12.

Read lot rules here or pay to park: Click here and search for Portland or Gorham


UMS system staff/faculty: Prior to your campus visit, request a validation from the department your are visiting. If no validation, a permit or payment to park is required.


Your digital parking account will provide you with an overview of the designated parking lots for students, faculty, and staff. You can also review designated parking lots & locations. Note: Blue, Red, Green signs are only for guidance and specific parking rules should be viewed below:

Parking lot rules

Visit HonkMobile for specific lot rules. Select Book Now to see rules.

Your specific permit rules

  1. On the app: Download the HONK APP & click on Active Sessions OR My Parking Spots.
  2. Online access: Log in, go to menu, select parking sessions, select permits.


Up to 10 plates can be added. Ensure the active plate is the vehicle you drive on campus.

First, if you haven’t done so already, add the new license plate to your account

  1. Open the HONK app or click here
  2. Tap the Menu in the top left corner
  3. Choose the Vehicles tab
  4. Add vehicles (license plates)

Then you can follow the directions below to adjust the valid vehicle on your permit

  1. Tap the Menu in the top left corner of the screen
  2. Choose the sessions tab
  3. Choose the current long-term permit session
  4. Tap Change Vehicle and adjust the vehicle as needed

Students, faculty, & staff

Learn about our new virtual permits and setting up your new digital parking account.

Visitors & event parking

Find out where to park and learn about our new mobile payment system.

Parking citations & appeals

Pay your citation online. Appeals must be submitted within 30 days of the citation.