COVID-19 Parking Update

Employee parking permit renewals for the St. John’s and Signal Hill campuses will begin on July 5, 2021 via and will close on Aug. 13. To ensure health and safety and avoid congestion in the Parking Office, permits must be renewed online this year and paid for by payroll deduction. Permits will be sent via internal mail. Permits will not be sold by drop-in visits at the Parking Office. If circumstances do not allow you to pay by payroll deduction, please email

Renewed permits will come into effect on Sept. 1, 2021. When you renew your permit, you will pay a prorated rate from Sept. 1, 2021 to Apr. 30, 2022.

Until Sept. 1, individuals can continue to park at no cost on the St. John’s campus. Parking permits are still required (at no cost) for the following parking areas: lots 60, 30, 27, 1, 25, 28, 20, 13 and 4. Permits that expired on Apr. 30, 2021 for these areas will be honoured until Aug. 31, 2021. Campus Enforcement and Patrol will continue to enforce permit use in areas noted above that require permits and will enforce parking regulations for metered and pay-per-use lots, blue zones, fire lanes, and areas where parking is prohibited.

Information on the student parking permit lottery can be found here.

Parking Permit Rate Increase

At the March 11, 2021 meeting of the Board of Regents, a parking permit rate increase equivalent to consumer price index (0.9%) was approved for St. John’s campus student, staff and faculty rates (excluding MUNFA), effective May 1, 2021. As per the MUNFA collective agreement, last year’s rates have been maintained for this group. There was no change to the Signal Hill Campus rates. Since parking permit renewals have been suspended until further notice, these rates will not come into effect until renewals begin and rates will be prorated.


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 effect 24/7.

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