Cars and parking

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. 

Apply for or amend your staff parking permit

Apply for, amend, or cancel a permit:

If you have any questions about applying for your permit contact the Parking Permits Helpdesk in the Information Centre:

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). Allows parking at any time.

There is a choice of areas :

Campus East & West - for main campus based staff (and those based at Providence House, Helix House, Quantum House, RCSS, Genesis Buildings)

Campus & Kings Manor - for staff based at Kings Manor or with regular work commitments there

Science Park - authorised Science Park residents only (not UoY staff)

Campus & Science Park - UoY staff in Science Park managed buildings only (BioCentre, Innovation Centre, IT Centre, Enterprise House and the Catalyst)

Catalyst Car Park - authorised Science Park residents only (not UoY staff)

Part-week permit

For staff who do not need to park everyday of the week. Specified days must be chosen on the application. If parking is needed on a day that isn't specified on the permit you will need to pay & display. 

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

There is a choice of areas :

Campus East & West - for main campus based staff (and those based at Providence House, Helix House, Quantum House, RCSS, Genesis Buildings)

Campus & Kings Manor - for staff based at Kings Manor or with regular work commitments there

Science Park - authorised Science Park residents only (not UoY staff)

Campus & Science Park - UoY staff in Science Park managed buildings only (BioCentre, Innovation Centre, IT Centre, Enterprise House and the Catalyst)

Catalyst Car Park - authorised Science Park residents only (not UoY staff)

Car share permit

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

There is a choice of areas :

Campus East & West - for main campus based staff (and those based at Providence House, Helix House, Quantum House, RCSS, Genesis Buildings)

Campus & Kings Manor - for staff based at Kings Manor or with regular work commitments there

Science Park - authorised Science Park residents only (not UoY staff)

Campus & Science Park - UoY staff in Science Park managed buildings only (BioCentre, Innovation Centre, IT Centre, Enterprise House and the Catalyst)

Catalyst & Science Park - authorised Science Park residents only (not UoY staff)

Periphery permit

£30 one off payment per year.

Parking is only permitted at Fairfax House, Eden’s Court, Halifax College and York Sports Village Overflow car park. 

An additional 10 day permits can be purchased per year for use in any staff or visitors car park at a cost of £1 each. 

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 per year.

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

Flexible use hanger permits

Day permits for staff who usually cycle/walk/use public transport to travel to campus but want the option to park occasionally at a cheaper rate than using pay & display

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

Each permit is for one day parking only. You can buy up to 70 per parking year (April to March) 

 

Motorcycle permit

This permit is free of charge and is for use in designated motorcycle permit bays.

Accessible permit

We provide Accessible parking bays within each main car park on campus and at locations close to certain key buildings (see their location here: FOC short stay motorcycle and disabled bays locations (PDF , 276kb)‌). These spaces are designated for vehicles displaying a "Blue Badge" or University Accessible permit.

To use these spaces, members of staff need to either be in receipt of a “blue badge” or apply for a University accessible permit by getting authorisation from Disability Services. 

Booking visitor parking

Departments can pay for a visitor to park on campus using the Visitor's parking permits online system. 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).

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 PaySmarti

Find out if there are free parking spaces on campus on the Parking Bays Twitter.

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.

Hire cars

If you are a permit holder and have a hire car whilst your usual car is in the garage you can add the vehicle registration of the courtesy car to your account and select it as the active vehicle. You will need to remember to switch the active vehicle back to your usual car when the hire car is no longer needed. Login to your account, go to My Permits and the green vehicle icon. The active vehicle will be marked with a green tick.

VIP Parking

VIP parking

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

Contractors

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 Estates Project Manager.

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 a month or £400 a year.

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

Monthly or yearly permits can be purchased online by creating an account on the Parking Portal 

Off-campus parking

Find and Book Parking – use yourparkingspace

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

Choose from over 250,000 hourly, daily and monthly parking spaces nationwide

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.

 

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