Estates Office

Car parking

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. 

Alternative information:

Pay and park

Parking permits/vouchers, RingGo cashless parking or pay and display tickets are required when parking 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 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 'PD' symbol. 

Visitor parking charges apply on our general visitor car parks. Please note that students are not eligible to use our pay and park facilities, and can only park on our campuses with permits.

  • Up to 30 minutes (free)
  • 2 hours (£5.00)
  • 4 hours (£7.00)
  • All day (£10.00)

You can pay to park at our pay and display machines, or through RingGo

A 20p charge will be added on RingGo for SMS notifications. You can opt out of this charge when making your booking.

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 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 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. 

Parking Charge Notice 

If you have received a Parking Charge Notice and would like to submit an appeal, please follow the appeals process listed towards the lower half of the ticket. Please do not contact Security, as we can no longer cancel tickets.  

If your appeal is rejected, you will be required to pay the £45.00 charge for the Notice and the option to pay the reduced £25.00 fee will no longer be available.  

If you would like to complete the £25.00 payment within 24 hours of receiving the ticket, please use the following number:   

0115 9513557 (internal 13557) Monday to Friday – 08:00 – 16:00.  

For out of hours calls, please use the following number: 0115 9513013 (internal 13013).   

Once you have completed your payment, your ticket will be marked as paid in the First Parking database.  

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.


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

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