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Permit Information


Faculty and Staff Permits

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For pricing, please see our Rate Schedule

Non-Reserved permit options:
Non-reserved parking permits can be purchased by calendar month, or issued for a period
of up to twelve months from September 1 to August 31.

Perimeter Non- Reserved (grey zone) Parking:
Is the most economically priced parking permit and allows 24 hour access to the grey and green parking lots.

Core Non-Reserved (orange zone) Parking:
Inquire at the parking office as to availability of this parking permit as it sells out quickly.
This pass allows 24 hour access to the orange, grey and green parking lots.

Spaces are available on a first come first served basis. The Non-Reserved permit does NOT guarantee a parking space in a specific lot.
If a favourite lot is full, permit holders are required to proceed to the next available lot within the authorized zone.

Reserved permit options:
Reserved parking permits are purchased annually from September 1 to August 31.

Reserved Parking:
Inquire at the Parking Office as to availability of reserved parking in the lot of your choice.
There are a limited number of Reserved spaces in Core (orange) or Perimeter (grey) lots, however, there may be a waiting list for availability.
The Reserved permit guarantees the permit holder a parking space in the specific lot chosen by the permit holder.
Reserved permits are also valid in the Non-reserved sections of any other lot within the same zone (orange,grey, or green).


Graduate Student Parking Permit

If you are a student registered in a Graduate (MA, PhD or other authorized Graduate degree) and wish to park your vehicle on campus you will need to purchase a permit. Graduate Students renewing their permits at Western are able to obtain a parking permit for the Perimeter (grey) lots. Perimeter Non Reserved permits are valid in the Non-Reserved sections of any other lot within the same zone (grey or green). New parking permit applicants are only eligible to park in the green perimeter lots on a monthly, term or annual basis. A waiting list has been established for the Grey lots if space becomes available.


Undergraduate Student Parking Information
Please see the Undergraduate Student Parking Information page.

Parking Permits for Commercial Vehicles

Commercial permits are available to commercial companies who conduct business on campus.

The commercial permit entitles the user to access any of the non-reserved spaces in the core and visitor parking lots, unlimited time at any meter and 30 minutes in loading zones.


Retiree Parking

Available only to Western's Professors Emeritus and Emerita and Retired Staff

Retirees are issued a complimentary permit which authorizes parking in the Alumni Thompson lot at any time (as space permits), any metered parking space on campus (as space permits) and any core or perimeter parking lot, Mon-Friday - 4pm-7am; all day Saturday,Sunday,Statutory Holidays. Retiree parking permits are not valid at affilated colleges.


Motorcycle Parking

Bicycle racks and motorcycle parking areas are provided at numerous points throughout the campus and riders are requested to make full use of these facilities.

Motorcycle parking permits are available to any student or university employee. If you have already purchased a current parking permit, motorcycle permits are issued at no charge otherwise the current rate is charged.

Motorcycle permits are only issued annually and ownership is required at the time of purchase.

Where to park ?
Any designated motorcycle parking area. Contact the parking office for more details.


Evening Parking Permits

Evening permits are available to undergrad students only. Permits are valid from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 a.m., Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays in the following parking lots:

All Core area parking lots, also the South Valley, Althouse Green, Springett, Huron Flats and Visual Arts lots.

An evening permit is issued by:
Term (September 1 - December 31) (January 1 - April 30)


Choice of Payment

Payment can be made by cash, cheque (payable to UWO), Visa, Mastercard, Debit Card or American Express. Full-time Staff and Faculty are encouraged to use payroll deduction.


Permit Refunds

February 15th of each year, and on return of the transponder, a refund will be accepted on a pro rated basis for the remaining full months of the parking year. A service charge of $30.00 will be applied.

Permit transponder deposit refunds are available upon return of the transponder within 60 days of the permit expiry date. Please bring your photo ID for a cash deposit refund.

In cases of approved refunds, outstanding violation charges will be applied against the value of the applicable refund.


Lost, Stolen Permits or Damaged Transponders

Damaged Transponders...
A damaged transponder that will not operate the applicable parking gates will be exchanged free of charge upon return of the damaged transponder.
Lost/Stolen Permits...
Lost or Stolen permits may be replaced for an additional deposit fee of $30.00 as well as a $30.00 administrative fee (non-refundable) for lost transponders and applicants will be required to sign a statement of loss. If the original lost/stolen permit is recovered, the deposit will be refunded when it is returned to the Parking Office.
Any person found in possession of a permit recorded as lost or stolen will be fined, towed and have parking privileges revoked indefinitely. Criminal charges may be laid.

Types of Permits

Where Can I Park with a Core (Orange) Non Reserved permit?
Middlesex, Lambton, Talbot, Upper Heating
  • Any Core parking lot in the Non Reserved section - 7 days a week/24hrs a day.
  • Any Grey or Green parking lot Non Reserved section - 7 days a week/24 hrs a day.
  • Most lots after 4pm (The Alumni-Thompson Lot is not available for parking when the parking kisosk is attended)
Where Can I Park with a Core Reserved permit?
Your space is guaranteed in the lot that you have selected.
Where Can I Park with a Perimeter (Grey) Non Reserved permit?
Althouse South, Springett, South Valley, Chemistry, Visual Arts, Elborn College or Westministr
  • Any Perimeter Grey parking lot in the Non Reserved section - 7 days a week/24hrs a day.
  • Any Perimeter Green parking lot in the Non Reserved section - 7 days/week - 24 hrs/day.
  • Most lots after 4pm (The Alumni-Thompson Lot is not available for parking when the parking kisosk is attended)
Where Can I Park with a Perimeter Reserved permit?
Your space is guaranteed in the lot that you have selected.

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