General Information - Permits

7. Permits

University parking permits are available only through STPS. 

CAUTION:  Parking permits found or purchased privately may be invalid or illegal.  Permits cannot be transferred or resold.

7.1 Accessible Parking:  Any Visitors, Staff/Faculty or Student of the University may park at the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) Accessible Parking spots with a valid MTO Accessible Parking Permit, including payment and/or a STPS parking permit.  Refer to STPS Accessible Parking Procedure regarding STPS permit requirements.

7.2 Areas Staff/Student Permits Are Not Allowed:  

7.2.1.Accessible Areas: refer to 7.1

7.2.2.Pay-As-You-Park facilities and Meters:  refer to 7.4.7

7.2.3.Premium Areas:  refer to 7.4.4

7.2.4.Service Areas:  refer to 7.4.6

7.3 Displaying of permit(s): must be legibly displayed above the dashboard with the permit number and expiry date clearly visible through the windshield.  Permits displayed on the dashboard must be displayed on driver's side, with the expiry date, month/day clearly visible.

7.4 Permit Areas/Zone:

7.4.1 Black/Orange Areas: areas are designated for Staff and Faculty.
7.4.2 Blue Areas: are designated for both commuting and residence students. Student parking permits are only valid in blue zones (P7, P13, P14/15, P17, P19 & P30 only) between the hours of 0800 – 1700 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays recognized by the University, EXCEPT as restricted by Appendix D: Restricted Overnight Parking Chart and section 8.17.
7.4.3 Departmental Permits: may be purchased by departments and will only be issued with the endorsement of the Dean, Director/Chair and the appropriate Vice President. Permits are subject to annual review and are issued to allow drivers to park in designated parking areas only that are valid for that permit(s).
7.4.4 Premium Areas: are designated for Staff/Faculty. Vehicles displaying a valid University of Guelph premium parking permit are allowed to park in specifically assigned premium parking zones between the hours of 0800 – 1700 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays recognized by the University. Some premium zones are in effect on a 24-hour basis EXCEPT as restricted by Appendix D: Restricted Overnight Parking Chart and section 8.17.
7.4.5 Retiree Permits: are eligible for to purchase monthly, semester or annual permits at half price for Retirees. Retiree permits are to only by used by the Retiree and are not transferable (refer to sec 8.9).
7.4.6 Services Permits: Some service vehicle zones are in effect on a 24-hour basis EXCEPT as restricted by Appendix D: Restricted Overnight Parking Chart and section 8.17.  Some service zone areas have 4hr daily maximum time limit.
7.4.6.1.Commercial Services Areas: require vehicles to display a valid Commercial Service vehicle permit. Commercial Service Permits are valid in Commercial Service areas, U of G Service areas and black/orange areas. 
7.4.6.2 U of G Services Areas: require vehicles to display a valid U of G service vehicle permit and a valid black/orange permit.  U of G Service Permits are valid in U of G Service areas and black/orange areas. 
7.4.6.3 U of G Fleet vehicles: that are registered with Transportation Service may park in U of G service areas and black/orange areas. 
7.4.7 Short Term/Pay-As-You Park Areas:  are designated for Visitors to park paying the appropriate fees.  Parking permits are not valid at Visitor Kiosk areas or meters.

7.5 Permit Availability: STPS reserves the right to discontinue or limit the number of permits available for purchase at any time.

7.6 Permit Carriers:  Special Carriers to hold permits are available at STPS. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that the permit is clearly visible at all times

7.7Online permits can either be mailed to the home address, or held for pickup at STPS office.

7.8 Overnight, and Other Special Permits: may be issued upon the approval of Sustainable Transportation & Parking Services to individuals for justifiable reasons.

7.9Temporary Permit Grace: Valid permit holders may obtain a temporary permit, at no cost, if they have forgotten their parking permit. 
7.9.1 Permit holders must email STPS at questions@parking.uoguelph.ca with their name, employee/student number (if applicable), vehicle license plate and reason requesting the grace. 
7.9.2 A limit of one (1) grace per semester may be granted.  Additional graces will require payment. 
7.9.3 Temporary Graces are not available for commercial vehicles.

7.10 Visitor Scratch Booklets: can be purchased from STPS office in books of ten (10) or five (5) one day passes.

7.10.1 These passes are valid for black and orange areas only.
7.10.2 The appropriate month and day must clearly be scratched out.
7.10.3 Only one daily use per permit.
7.10. 4They must be clearly visible and displayed.

For Permit Categories, refer to Appendix B:  Permit Categories

For Permit Payment options, refer to Appendix C:  Permit Payment Options

For more information regarding permits, refer to https://www.parking.uoguelph.ca/permits