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.
Staff or students applying for a permit can access the university's permit system here.
Applications forms for associates, contractors and day vouchers can be found below.
All full annual permits are now virtual. Full permit holders will not need to display a physical permit when parked on campus.
Occasional User vouchers are still paper based. A permit matching your voucher serial number & vehicle registration must also be on display - otherwise the voucher is not valid.
Please see the University Car Parking Approved Scheme section for permit pricing, FAQs, Traffic Regulations and more.
Staff and Associates can choose between a full permit or a permit with vouchers. Students, residents and contractors can apply for a full permit only (terms apply). All permits and vouchers are vehicle specific.
All full annual permits are now virtual and no physical permit is required when parked on campus. Occasional Driver vouchers are still paper-based.
Voucher and permit swaps
Car Park Space Availability
The car park spaces are reviewed & counted by Security Services on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday each week between 10:00am - 12:00pm.
The car parking figures are updated on a weekly basis by the Security Administration team, showing the car park space availability for the previous week.
If you are unable to locate a space on campus, please contact Security Control on 0115 951 3013 for further assistance.
Last updated 01/03/24.
University Park Campus
Tuesday - 0 spaces available
Wednesday - 39 spaces available
Thursday - 80 spaces available
Tuesday - 162 spaces available
Wednesday - 122 spaces available
Thursday - 168 spaces available
Sutton Bonington Campus
Tuesday - 186 spaces available
Wednesday - 126 spaces available
Thursday - 218 spaces available
King's Meadow Campus
Tuesday - 157 spaces available
Wednesday - Not Recorded spaces available
Thursday - 145 spaces available
Pay and Park for Visitors
RingGo cashless parking or pay & display tickets are required for visitors when parking on university campuses between 9.15am and 4pm, Monday to Friday (not including bank holidays).
Visitor parking can also be organised via day vouchers or as part of an organised event.
Entrance Gatehouses and Security receptions will provide information and can issue pre-arranged visitor vouchers on arrival.
Please note that students are not eligible to use our pay and park facilities and can only park on our campuses with permits.
RingGo and pay & display pricing is as follows:
- Up to 30 minutes (free)
- 2 hours (£5)
- 4 hours (£7)
- All day (£10)
A 20p charge will be added on RingGo for SMS notifications. You can opt out of this charge when making your booking.
Visitor Car Park Locations
All of our campuses have 'pay and park' parking locations. For more information please click onto the relevant map link below. Please note that pay and park areas are signified by a P symbol.
Sports Centre Visitors Only - Parking
David Ross Sports Village, Sutton Bonington Sports Centre and Jubilee Sports Centre’s Triumph Road car park allow free parking for up to two hours between 8am and 5:30pm on Weekdays and free parking on Wednesday afternoons between 12:30 and 5:30pm for Sports Centre visitors only.
All visitors are advised to read the parking rules and conditions displayed on signs around the Sports Centre Car Parks.
Day vouchers can be purchased in books of 25, authorised by schools and departments to allow free parking on university campuses.
The cost for 1 book of 25 day vouchers is £125 - this must be paid for with a project code.
We cannot sell day vouchers in smaller quantities - 1 book of 25 is the smallest amount a department can order.
Schools or departments need to complete the form below to apply.
If an event is being arranged by a school or department which may require parking and for which normal visitor pay and park 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 via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 951 3557 to discuss.
Up to 2 spaces can be reserved for external visitors of the university.
Day vouchers will have to be provided by the department requesting the booking, alternatively, the visitors can pay for parking using the RingGo app or the pay & display facilites.
Please see the Day Vouchers header for information relating to ordering visitor parking vouchers.
Further information can be found in the Reserved Parking Policy below.
All reservations will require a completed Reserved Parking form, which can also be found below. The completed form will be attached to the cone(s) reserving the space(s).
Parking Charge Notice
If your appeal is rejected, you will be required to pay a £45 charge for the Notice (the option to pay the reduced £25 fee will no longer be available).
All appeals must go through First Parking. If you wish to appeal against a Parking Charge Notice, please head to the First Parking webiste.
Please do not contact Security as we can no longer cancel tickets.
Further information about the appeals process can be found towards the lower half of the Parking Charge Notice.
Reduced Payment within 24 hours
If you would like to make the £25 payment within 24 hours of receiving the ticket, please pay via First Parking.
The charge can also be paid over the phone, using the following contact number: 0333-023-6550.
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 Services.
Alternatives to Driving to Campus
The university actively promotes low-carbon, healthy transport options through a range of initiatives, including:
If 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. The university has a car share scheme specifically to help staff find others making a similar journey.
Electric Vehicle Charging
In 2023 the University invested in the installation of new electric vehicle (EV) charge points, improving the availability across all our campuses.
From 1 March 2024 EV drivers will be charged to use any campus EV charge points. At the same time, restrictions around the use of the campus EV points have been updated.
Payments to use the EV charging points are through our supplier Mer .
Between 9.15am and 4pm Monday to Friday, the maximum EV charging time is 4hours and then you must move your vehicle to a parking space.
Users are required to have a pay and display ticket (or RingGo payment) or a valid university parking permit to use the charge points between 9.15am and 4pm.
Click here for further information and for a list of EV charge point locations
How to contact us
Our opening hours are 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday
- Security office, rear of Hallward Library, University Park
- Telephone: 0115 95 13557 (extension 13557)
- Email us at email@example.com.
Out of Hours (24/7)
- Security Control, Trent Building, telephone: 0115 95 13013 (extension 13013)