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Apply for a Car Parking Permit

The University of Bradford's car parking policy seeks to clarify the regulations and restrictions for the benefit of our staff, students and visitors.

The car parking policy requires permits to be displayed on the motor vehicles of all staff, students and visitors who park in University car parks during the period of 9.00 am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Blue badge holders who require the use of a motor vehicle to enable them to come to the University are exempted from any fee.

The policy applies to all staff, students, contractors and visitors and covers the parking of all motor vehicles on University land.

Apply for staff car parking permit

  • Apply for a Staff Car Parking Permit (you will be taken to the online booking form).  Please note that all staff applying for a permit (regardless of having a permit in the previous year) should select the first option (Permit Application).

Applications for staff parking permits 2018/19 will be open on Friday, 5th January 2018. The pricing structure has changed and is as follows:

  • Motorcycle — £36
  • Part time (22 contractual hours or less) — £102 
  • Full time — £204 
  • Reserved — £720
  • Occasional user scratch card (sold in batches of 5, 10 or 20 up to a maximum of 50 per application year) — £3

Apply for student car parking permit

  • Apply for a Car Parking Permit (you will be taken to the online booking form).  Please note that all students applying for a permit (regardless of having a permit in the previous year) should select the first option (Permit Application).

Applications for student car parking permits will be accepted from Wednesday 23rd August 2017.

NB: Before you make your application, please read the car parking policy paying particular attention to the student 2 mile radius rule which will apply for academic year 2016/17 and falsifying information on your application will result in disciplinary procedures.

Student permits cover a 12 month period.  Refunds will only be considered in exceptional circumstances e.g. where a student is unable to complete a course early.  Applications for refunds must be evidence based with a covering letter submitted together with the parking permit to Car Parking, Richmond Building, Richmond Road, Bradford, BD7 1DP.

Occasional Parking Permits

Occasional users may purchase scratch card permits at a cost of £3.00 per permit and these must be purchased in multiples of 5 to a maximum of 50 permits per annum. Permits are available to members of staff and students who use a motor vehicle, attend for work or study on an infrequent basis (one day a week or less) or occasionally hire vehicles for business purposes and do not require one of the regular permits. Occasional user permits can only be issued where spaces are available and may be suspended when car parks become overcrowded.

Occasional users will not have card access through the barriers they are required to buzz through to security in which they will be asked for their 6 digit permit number which is on the front of the occasional user permit. Once they have entered the car parks and found a designated bay they will be required to display a permit showing the correct date and with the matching number plate written on.

Occasional users are only available to those who live outside of a 2 mile radius to the University and this will be checked on by the car parking department. If you are inside a 2 mile radius you will be refused the permits and given a refund.

Please note you are buying permits in batches of 5 at a cost of £15 per batch limited to a maximum of 4 batches (20 permits) per transaction.

Please read your confirmation email for advice on how to collect your permits.

To purchase occasional parking permits, please visit the online store.

Occasional user permits can be collected from Estates Office in the Phoenix North East Building between the hours of 9.00am and 16.00pm Monday to Friday when the University is open.


Please note if you are a current permit holder you still need to 'apply' for your permit. Please DO NOT select the 'renewal' button this option is not available.

Confirmation emails will be issued at point of application and again at point of succession / decline of application, at this point further information will be emailed to you via your University of Bradford email address, giving instructions on how to make payment.