Requests for Visitor Parking Permits
COVID-19 Update: Permits are only required in areas 60, 30, 27, 1, 25, 28, 20, 13 and 4 until further notice. All other permit parking areas will not require a permit and members of the university community can park at no cost. Officers will ticket for permit use in areas 60, 30, 27, 1, 25, 28, 20, 13 and 4 and will enforce parking regulations for metered and pay-per-use lots, blue zones, fire lanes, and areas where parking is prohibited.
Host Departments, Faculties and Units may submit a Visitor Parking Request on behalf of the Visitor, or the Visitor may submit the request directly.
Visitors to Campus may submit their request(s) for a Visitor Parking Permit through the online Visitor Parking Request form. Visitors unable to access the Visitor Parking Request form may email the Parking Office with their request at email@example.com.
Once the request is processed, the Parking Permit will be sent electronically to the Visitor.
The Parking Office requires a minimum of three (3) business hours to process Visitor Parking Requests. Inability to meet the minimum notice requirement will require the Visitor to pay for parking at a Pay & Display or metered parking space located throughout Campus. During peak permit sale periods, the minimum notice requirement is subject to increase. Any changes will be communicated on the Parking Office website and Newsline.
Enforcement: Visitor Parking Permits are only valid for the duration and location specified on the permit issued by the Parking Office. Visitors that park outside the specifications of the Visitor Parking Permit constitutes a parking violation under the Memorial University Traffic Regulations.
For small events on Campus, Visitors must submit their parking requests through the online Visitor Parking Request form. Hosting Faculties and Departments may submit requests on the Visitor's behalf.
For large events, parking requests must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org for review and consideration.
Pay Per Use Parking
Memorial University offers Pay-Per-Use Parking throughout its St. John's campus. There are 680 user pay spaces available on campus. Coin payment for parking is available in the following areas:
Area 27: Parking Garage - Level 1 (all spaces) and Level 2 (designated P&D spaces) located on Arctic Avenue.
Area 61: Earth Sciences Garage (ground floor) located beside the University Center located on Arctic Avenue.
Location of all pay per use spaces can be viewed on the User Pay Parking Map.
Passport Canada Parking App
In May 2017, Memorial implemented Passport Canada, a parking payment application. The app allows users to pay for parking with their phone via credit card or a pre-loaded wallet. Passport is free to download from the iPhone App Store or Android Google Play, and creates an easier and more convenient parking experience. The app is also accessible via web browser at https://passportca.com/park/.
Users have three options to pay through the app:
- Visit Memorial University’s Parking Office (1st Floor, Facilities Management Building) to upload money to the Wallet using your debit card or cash. A $20.00 minimum transaction is required;
- Upload money to the phone’s Wallet feature with a MasterCard or VISA credit card. The Wallet feature stores the payment on the app and allows users to quickly pay for current and future parking sessions; or
- Pay directly with a MasterCard or VISA credit card for each parking transaction.
In addition to paying for parking a session, customers can monitor their session, extend their session remotely, view payment history, and receive email receipts.
Users are encouraged to scan the lot for Passport Canada parking signage indicating the zone number, which is required when using the app.
Drivers must ensure their space is paid for either by coin or the Passport Canada parking app. Vehicles parked at a defective meter or space serviced by a defective Pay and Display machine will be required to pay for parking via Passport Canada, or move their vehicle to a space with a functioning meter or Pay and Display machine.