Estates Office

Car parking

The Security Administration Office is open. 

Whenever possible, please direct your queries by email and make payments online. Only visit the Security Office in person if it is necessary. All card payments can now be made through the Online Store. If you have completed an application, you can contact to request a link to the payment page.

Links on how to apply for permits can be found on this page. Please note that charges are being reintroduced for the 2021-2022 permit year.

You will need to apply for a permit now if you are bringing a vehicle onto campus during our core hours.


Student car parking application process

You will be able to apply for a parking permit in September, once your student record contains your confirmed term-time address. You will not be able to apply before this. You should not go to the Security office unless we ask you to come to see us. All correspondence should be by email or telephone. Once we have approved your application, we will contact you to arrange payment and issue of your permit.

To ensure that your application is processed as quickly as possible please upload any supporting documentation you feel will assist us in making a decision on your permit.

You will not be allowed to bring a vehicle on campus until you application for a permit has been approved.

Once issued, all permits for students based at University Park and Jubilee Campus can be collected from the Security Office. Permits for students based at Sutton Bonington Campus can be collected from the Main Building's reception.

University car parking approved scheme, charges, guidance and enforcement

Documentation is available for your information via the links below in PDF format.

Parking enforcement is carried out and managed by University of Nottingham in-house Security staff.

How about alternatives to driving to campus?

The University actively promotes low-carbon, healthy transport options through a range of initiatives, including: 



Car registration plate showing carshareIf driving to campus is the only realistic option, then you may like to consider sharing your journey with others. It's an easy way to do your bit to reduce congestion and improve air quality, and the University has a car share scheme specifically to help staff find others making a similar journey.


Permit applications

There are a variety of permit applications available, as summarised below. Parking permits are issued by the Security office, located at the rear of the Hallward Library, University Park to all applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. You can choose between a full permit or a permit with vouchers. Both options are vehicle specific. 

Electric vehicle charging

Staff and visitors can recharge electric vehicles on campus free of charge for up to three hours between 8am and 4pm. Users are required to have a pay and display ticket or a valid University parking permit.

View list of charge point locations

Visitor parking and charges

Parking permits/vouchers or pay and display tickets are required to be displayed on vehicles on University campuses between 9.15am and 4pm week days. Entrance Gatehouses and Security receptions will provide information and issue pre-arranged visitor vouchers on arrival. 
All of our campuses have pay and display parking locations. For more information please click onto the relevant map link below. Please note that pay and display areas are signified by a 'PD' symbol. 

Visitor parking charges apply on our general visitor car parks and tickets must be displayed at all times

  • Up to 30 minutes (free)
  • 2 hours (£5.00)
  • 4 hours (£7.00)
  • All day (£10.00)
University Park Sports Centre allows free parking for up to two hours and free parking Wednesday afternoon. Visitors are advised to read the parking rules and conditions displayed on signs on campuses. 

Visitor parking can also be organised via day vouchers or as part of an organised event as detailed below.

Day vouchers

Day vouchers can be purchased in books of 25, authorised by schools and departments to allow free parking on University campuses. Schools or departments need to complete the form below to apply. 

Event parking

If an event is being arranged by a school or department which may require parking and for which normal visitor pay and display or the use of day vouchers is not felt to be appropriate or practical then the school or department can contact the Security parking team to discuss. 

Authorised free parking for such events will normally be restricted to the orange zone areas of the campuses with Security providing vouchers and directions to the approved parking areas on the day.


How to contact us

8am to 4pm weekdays

  • Security office, rear of Hallward Library, telephone: 0115 951 3557 (extension 13557)
  • Email us at

Outside of hours

  • Security Control, Trent Building, telephone: 0115 951 3013 (extension 13013)


Estates Office

The University of Nottingham,
University Park,
Nottingham, NG7 2RD