Parking at CNM

You must register your vehicle with Parking Services when parking on any CNM campus.

News and Lot Information

Get your FREE
Bus Pass! 

Bus passes for the 2019-2020 year are now available at the Student Activities office. You must have a CNM ID to get your pass. CNM employees are eligible, too.

Motorcycle Parking

We now have new designated motorcycle areas in PPD Lot 2 and SB West Lot. MC paid permits are $25 annually and are valid in all paid lot designated areas at CNM Main Campus, available at Main Campus cashiers office. MC general permits (free) are valid in all general lot designated areas at all campuses and available where all general permits are available.  Paid permits are also valid in all general lots.

Uber and Lyft 

New Uber/Lyft pick up/drop off area located just North of the city bus stop in front of MS on University Blvd. Look for new "UBER/LYFT" signs.

Overflow Parking

The North Lot Overflow has been renamed Central Lot Overflow and a Central permit will be required. Also, the parking lot west of the Public Safety building, currently part of Smith Brasher Lot 3, will be renamed Public Safety Lot and a general permit will be required.

Now Hiring Student Employee Positions


Contact Parking Services

Parking Services is located in the Public Safety (PS) building on Main Campus (map).

There are various types of parking options for you at CNM campuses. However, every campus lot requires either a registered window decal permit or hanging tag permit. If your vehicle is parked in a CNM parking lot and you do not have the proper permit displayed, you will receive parking citations.

Types of Parking

Be sure to get your permit for either a general or paid lot before your classes start and plan to arrive early to give yourself time to park and walk to class.

Parking Enforcement Hours

Parking enforcement occurs year-round, seven days a week, 24 hours per day for fire lanes, disabled parking, and for violations that affect the health and safety of students and faculty and staff members.

  • Parking is enforced in all lots from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  •  All lots are open after 4:00 p.m. and all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 
  • No overnight parking is permitted.
  • All vehicles need a permit or valid Park Mobile Session to park on CNM property.
  • Parking meters are enforced year round.
  • All lots close at 10 p.m.

Term Paid Permits for Spring 2020

Spring 2020 paid permits will be available for sale for faculty and staff on November 18, 2019 and available for students on December 2, 2019.

  • $50.00 per term
  • Pick up at Main Campus cashiers office
  • Please reserve through your myCNM account

Go Green Permits Are Available

Go Green permits are available at Parking Services. More information.

Construction on Main Campus

The MS parking lot will be closed due to construction on the Max Salazar Building, which will run through Fall 2020.