Estates and Facilities

Car parking

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. 

Permit Applications

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. 

From September 2022, all full annual permits will be virtual and no physical permit is required. Occasional Driver vouchers will still remain paper-based. 

Alternative information:

 Voucher and permit swaps

Pay and Park for Visitors

Payment options

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 parking

David Ross Sports Village allows free parking for up to two hours and free parking on Wednesday afternoons. Visitors are advised to read the parking rules and conditions displayed on signs on campuses. 


Day Vouchers

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. 


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 via or 0115 951 3557 to discuss. 


Reserved Parking

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 staff.


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

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 RingGo payment) or a valid university parking permit.

View list of 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

Out of Hours (24/7)

  • Security Control, Trent Building, telephone: 0115 95 13013 (extension 13013)



Estates and Facilities

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD