2019-2020 Permit Rate Increase

Demand on the St. John’s campus for parking spaces has continued to grow, while the fee charged for parking does not encourage members of the university community to avail of alternative, more environmentally friendly forms of transportation. In addition, the rates are the lowest of 17 other universities, the Signal Hill campus, and locations in downtown St. John’s.

At the July 6, 2017 meeting of the Board of Regents, the Board approved two principles related to parking. First, the university administration should take steps to address the heavily subsidized parking rates currently charged to faculty, staff and students. Second, the university administration should stop constructing new parking spaces on campus (surface and garage) – until at least such a time as parking provisions adhere to a cost recovery model and/or alternative public transportation modes are put into effect.

In alignment with these principles, The Board of Regents approved a permit rate increase for faculty, staff and students effective May 1, 2019. These rates still do not recover all costs associated with space maintenance, but are a step toward a cost recovery model. These new rates apply to 2019/2020 permits. Renewals will begin April 1, 2019 and run until April 30, 2019. CUPE staff will be renewed at the existing 2018/2019 rates, as outlined in the current Collective Agreement.

Faculty and staff permits will be renewed for the same location as their current 2018/2019 permit. Permit holders may request to be added to a different location via the waitlist process. This can be completed during the payroll renewal process or by emailing Employees will be contacted to move lots if space is available, and permit rates will be adjusted at that time.

2019-2020 faculty/staff renewals

The renewal period for faculty and staff parking permits is April 1 to 30, 2019, inclusive.

Payroll: Employees can renew their parking permit via payroll deduction through under the Employee tab. Once the renewal request has been processed by the parking office, the permit will be issued via internal mail. Employees can also renew their permit via payroll at the parking office in FM1018.

Cash/Debit: Employees who want to pay for their permit via cash or debit can visit the parking office, FM-1018, to renew.

Spring 2019 Student Permits

The spring 2019 parking lottery will open April 1, 2019, and close May 8, 2019 at noon. Students can enter the lottery via under the Student Tab. Applicants can log in to on May 8 at 1 p.m. to determine if they were successful in obtaining a permit. Successful lottery applicants will also receive an email notification from the parking office at this time. Parking permits must be picked up by May 17 at 3 p.m.

Permits not claimed by the specified time will be re-entered into the lottery for a second (2nd) draw from the existing applications. This will continue until all parking permits have been claimed by applicants.

Students must pay for permits by cash or debit and present their vehicle registration at the parking office at the time of purchase. The vehicle for which a permit is being acquired must be registered in the student’s name in order to obtain a parking permit. The parking office is open from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

For details on how to locate and apply to the draw, please see the Daytime Parking Draw Guide.

Parking at the Signal Hill Campus

Employee and Student (residence) permits for the Signal Hill Campus must be approved by the Signal Hill Campus Business Office prior to sale. Requests for a permit can be made through the individuals department/unit to this office.

All visitors to the Signal Hill location that require parking can use Pay Per Use parking, available via the Passport parking application. The St. John's Campus Parking Office does not issue temporary permits for this location.

Departmental permits will honored in the passport application spaces. However, staff and student permits are only permitted in designated permit areas.

As per the University Parking Regulations, parking provisions at the Signal Hill Campus are in affect 24/7.

Parking Permits Available to All Memorial Students at Greenbelt Tennis Club

Memorial wishes to advise all students (part-time, full-time, undergraduate and/or graduate) that Greenbelt Tennis Club has allocated twenty (20) parking spaces at their facility for Memorial students.  Interested students must purchase a permit directly through Greenbelt Tennis Club located at 114 Newtown Road, St. John’s. Students can purchase a permit on a per semester basis at a cost of $150 plus tax. Permits will be allocated to students on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Permits go on sale January 4, 2018.

Permits will be valid from the first day of class to the final day of exams for each semester. For the upcoming Spring 2018 semester, permits will be valid from May 7 – August 11, 2018, inclusive. Students will be required to present their Student ID, as well as provide their License Plate Number, car make (e.g. Honda) and model (e.g. Civic) at the point of purchase. Please note that permits will not be transferrable to other vehicles.

For more information on obtaining a permit, please contact the Greenbelt Tennis Club at (709) 722-3840 or

Reminder to All Permit Holders: Permits are Not Valid in Pay-Per-Use Parking Spaces

Student, Employee, Visitor and Departmental permit holders are reminded that permits are not valid in Pay-Per-Use (metered, Pay & Display, and Passport Canada) parking spaces. Drivers parked in a Pay-Per-Use parking space who have not paid through the applicable channel will be ticketed. 

As parking is limited on St. John’s Campus, the Parking Office encourages all vehicle owners to consider alternative methods to transportation to Campus such as public transit or carpooling. 


Campus Enforcement and Patrol

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000