Estates Office

Car Parking

 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.
 How about alternatives to driving to campus?

The University actively promotes sustainable transport methods, including:


 Permit applications
There are a variety of permit applications available, as summarised below. 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. You can choose between a full permit or a permit with vouchers. Both options are vehicle specific. 

Please click onto the link relevant to you for information on how to apply for a permit. 
 Electric vehicle charging


The University is committed to sustainable transport and has developed an electric vehicle charging infrastructure, for its existing electric vehicle fleet. This infrastructure is also available for wider use. 

Charge points are free to use (no card required), although users are required to have a pay and display ticket or valid University parking permit and can park for 3 hours charging between the hours of 8:00 and 16:00. Charge points are available at

  • University Park- outside of the Estates Office
  • Jubilee Campus- near the Business School South building
  • Sutton Bonington- in front of the Main building
  • Kings Meadow Campus- in short stay staff parking area
 Visitor parking and charges
Parking permits / vouchers or pay and display tickets are required to be displayed on vehicles on University campuses between 9.15am and 4.00pm week days. Entrance Gatehouses and Security receptions will provide information and issue pre-arranged visitor vouchers on arrival. 

All of our campuses have pay and display parking locations. For more information please click onto the relevant map link below. Please note that pay and display areas are signified by a 'PD' symbol. 

Visitor parking charges apply on our general visitor car parks and tickets must be displayed at all times

  • Up to 30 minutes (free)
  • 2 hours (£3.00)
  • 4 hours (£5.00)
  • All day (£7.00)
University Park Sports Centre allows free parking for up to 2 hours and free parking Wednesday PM. Visitors are advised to read the parking rules and conditions displayed on signs on campuses. 

Visitor parking can also be organised via Day Vouchers or as part of an organised event as detailed below.

 Day Vouchers

Day Vouchers can be purchased in books of 25, authorised by schools and departments to allow free parking on University campuses. Schools or departments would 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 display 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 to discuss. 

Authorised free parking for such events will normally be restricted to the orange zone areas of the campuses with Security providing vouchers and directions to the approved parking areas on the day.

8.00am to 5.00pm weekdays

  • Security Office, Rear of the Hallward Library, telephone: 0115 9513557 (extension 13557)
  • Email us at

Outside of hours

  • Security Control, Trent Building, telephone: 0115 9513013 (extension 13013)

Estates Office

The University of Nottingham,
University Park,
Nottingham, NG7 2RD