Cars and parking

Booking visitor parking

Departments can pay for a visitor to park on campus using the virtual parking permits page. This will allow the visitor to park in any staff or visitor car park but it will not reserve them a bay. If a dedicated space needs reserving for them a VIP space will need to be booked: see VIP parking information below.

If you don't have a virtual parking account read full instructions about how to set one up and book visitor parking here: Virtual parking permits account (MS Word  , 38kb).

Staff parking permits

If you’re only parking a few days a week or parking in certain areas of campus, you may be able to benefit from a reduced-price permit. We also offer a significant price reduction for staff who car share. 

If you have any questions about applying for a permit or would like some help please visit the Security and Parking Helpdesk in the Information Centre. 

Standard permit

0.6% of salary (capped at £400 per annum) or free for motorcycle/mopeds. Can be used at any time.

Types of standard permits

  • UoY Campus Permis Stf: Valid for use in all car parks on Campus East and Campus West, except for Heslington Hall and King's Manor, and in University of York marked bays in the following car parks on the Science Park: Helix House, Providence House, RCSS House and Genesis.
  • UoY Campus & King's Manor Stf: For staff based at King's Manor who have to visit the main campus regularly and can be used in Campus East and Campus West car parks, excpet Heslington Hall, as well as in University of York marked bays in the following car parks on the Science Park: Helix House, RCSS House and Genesis.

Part-week permit

0.6% of annual full-time equivalent salary, pro-rated for number of days selected each week.

Types of part-week permits

  • UoY Part week campus staff: this permit allows parking on certain days in Campus East and Campus West car parks, except Heslington Hall and King's Manor, and in University of York marked bays in the following car parks on the Science Park: Helix House, Providence House, RCSS House and Genesis. If occasional parking is required at King's Manor please contact transport-team@york.ac.uk
  • UoY Campus & KM Park wk staff: this permis if for staff based at King's Manor who visit the main University campus regularly. It allows parking on certain days in Campus East and Campus West car parks, except Heslington Hall, and in University of York marked bays in the following car parks on the Science Park: Helix House, Providence House, RCSS House and Genesis.

Car share permit

£30 one-off payment per transport year. At least two people must be in the car at the time of parking. Checks will be made to ensure compliance. 

UoY car share Stf: this permit allows parking in the designated car share bays at Vanbrugh college, Campus East, Campus West (except Heslington Hall), King's Manor and in University of York marked bays in the following car parks on the Science Park: Helix House, Providence House, RCSS House and Genesis.

West periphery permit

£30 one off payment per transport year.

Parking is only permitted at Fairfax House, Eden’s Court and Halifax College only. Non-refundable.

King's Manor out of hours permit

Out of hours during the week (before 8.00am and after 6.00pm) and anytime during the weekend. King’s Manor Car Park has the capacity to park 50 vehicles and the car park is conveniently located a short walk to the centre of town.

£100 one off payment for the transport year or £50 for six months.

Out of hours day permits can also be purchased for £5 a permit from the Information Centre.

Flexible use hanger permits

First 10 permits: £10
Additional multiples of 10: £15

Each permit is for one day parking only. You can buy up to 70 per transport year. 

Apply for an initial 10 online, then additional permits can be purchased in multiples of 10 in the Information Centre.

Please note: parking using a flexible use hanger permit is not permitted in Heslington Hall car park. 

If your circumstances change during the transport year you will be permitted to apply for a standard parking permit, however you will be required to return all unused permits. Any which have been used will need to be repaid at the value of £4.50/ £5 each (daily parking charge of £6.00 minus the £1.50/£1 already paid). Only unmarked permits can be returned. Any that have been written on or scratched will be treated as used and their value will need to be repaid.

Motorcycle permit

Motorcycle Stf: this permit is free of charge and is for use in designated motorcycle permit bays.

Science Park permit

York Science Park & UoY Campus: for University staff based in Science Park-managed buildings for use in Campus East and Campus West (except Heslington Hall) car parks and the following car parks on the science park: IT, Enterprise, Bio/chym, Innovation, Helix House, Providence House, RCSS House and Genesis. 

Science Park part-week permit

TSP & UoY Campus part week: for University staff based in Science Park-managed buildings for use on certain days in Campus East and Campus West (except Heslington Hall) car parks and the following car parks on the science park: IT, Enterprise, Bio/chym, Innovation, Helix House, Providence House, RCSS House and Genesis.

York Science Park and Catalyst permit

York Science Park and YSP Catalyst: only available to non-University staff based at the Science Park and Science Park Catalyst. Requires approval from the Facilities Manager at the Innovation Centre. 

Apply for or amend your permit

Apply for, amend, or cancel a permit:

Contact

Parking Permits Help Desk
Information Centre

parking-permits@york.ac.uk
01904 322057

Car park locations‌

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Visitors and occasional drivers can use our pay-and-display car parks. Parking costs £1 per hour up to four hours or £6 for the day. Parking is free between 6.00pm and 8.00am, weekends and bank holidays.

If you only need to park somewhere for a short time there are several delivery and short stay bays across campus where you can park free of charge for up to an hour (return prohibited within one hour) without displaying a pay and display ticket or parking permit. See the locations of these bays: FOC short stay motorcycle and disabled bays locations (PDF  , 276kb)

Pay by coin or via your mobile using RingGo

Terms and conditions

Parking charge notices

What to do if you have been issued with a parking charge notice.

Electric car charging points

Charge your electric car at two charging bays outside York Sport Village, Campus East.

You can visit the City of York website for up to date information about where you can find electric car charging points across the city.

Disability permits

We provide ‘drivers with disabilities only’ parking bays within each main car park and at locations close to certain key buildings. These spaces are free to use if you have a vehicle displaying a Blue or Orange Badge.

If you don’t have a Blue Badge or University Orange Badge but need access to these spaces you can apply for a University Disability Permit using the online system. Authorisation is required from the University’s Disability Officer or Occupational Health Advisor.

Hire cars

If you have a hire car whilst your usual car is in the garage, contact the Parking Permits Help Desk with your permit number and hire car details (registration number, make and colour) to receive a free temporary permit.

VIP parking

Departmental administrators can reserve one of the following parking bays for VIP visitors (shown in blue on the below maps):

The VIP bays are available on a first-come-first-served basis and can be reserved by submitting the request form, giving two working days notice.

The cars parked in these bays need to display a pay and display ticket or departmental visitor hanger permit. Alternatively, you can book a virtual permit.

Contractors

Site compounds

A site compound which uses any of the University car parking facilities needs to be agreed by the Sustainable Travel and Transport Manager or Business Manager.

  • Complete a Contractors Compound application form -  available from the Information Centre.

Contractor parking

Unless specifically agreed with the Transport Team, contractors should NOT:

  • park on grassed areas
  • park longer than the one hour which is permitted (or time stated on notice) in delivery and service bays 

Contractor vehicles are permitted to use Short Stay parking bays at no charge. Parking in these areas is restricted to between 15 minutes and one hour and users are prohibited to return within two hours to any Short Stay parking bay.

Contractor vehicles can park in University visitors or staff car parks upon purchase of a Contractors Parking Permit, at a cost of £5 per day, £40 for 4 weeks or £400 a year.

Day permits can be purchased from the Estates Helpdesk or Information Centre.

Monthly or yearly permits can be purchased from the Information Centre. Please bring a completed contractor parking application form (MS Word  , 346kb)

Off-campus parking

Guarantee a parking space near campus or in the city centre (in locations such as hotels, private car parks or private driveways) by using Just Park.

 

Enterprise Car Club

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Only need a car occasionally? We have an Enterprise Car Club bay in the Information Centre car park, with other locations available within walking distance of campus.

Find a car share

As well as saving petrol costs and reducing your environmental impact, car sharing allows you to take advantage of our reduced-price Car Share parking permit and access priority parking available at Vanbrugh College.

 

Contact

Contact

Affiliations:

British Parking AssociationHigher and Further Education Parking CharterAccredited IPC operatorIndependent Appeals Service