Parking Regulations

UAlberta has many parking facilities on campus and offers several parking permit options to students, faculty and staff.


Parking Lots

Our parking lots fall under two categories: restricted and non-restricted.


Restricted Lots

Restricted lots are only used by those holding a permit for that lot. Permits for other UAlberta parking facilities are never valid in a restricted lot.

Restricted lots include:

  • Lots A, C, E, K, M, T and V

  • Lots 84, 87, 88, 89 and 700

  • ETCL/ECERF Car Park

  • Physical Education East

  • Southfield Car Park

  • Stadium East, South and North

  • St.Stephen’s East

  • Timms/Telus Car Park

  • University Terrace Car Park

  • Jubilee Car Park

  • Jubilee West Surface Lot

  • South Campus

  • MICF Lot


Non-Restricted Lots

Non-restricted lots are open to all permit holders evenings, weekends and statutory holidays.

Non-restricted lots include:

  • Lots L, N, R, U and Z

  • Education Car Park

  • Stadium Car Park

  • Windsor Car Park

  • Campus St.Jean

  • Varsity Lot

Clearance for most UAlberta parking structures is 1.98 metres (6’ 6”). Clearance for the Jubilee Car Park is 2.13 metres (7’).


Loading Zones

Loading zone spaces offer short-term parking for loading and unloading. Commercial vehicles may park for free for up to 15 minutes. Other vehicles must pay the metre 25 cents for 10 minutes (up to 30 minutes). Loading zone regulations are always in effect.


Parking Permits

Parking permits are valid in the lot for which they are issued. Permit holders may park in their designated lot for up to 72 consecutive hours. Permits for both restricted and non-restricted lots are also valid in any non-restricted lot weekdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., and all hours on weekends and statutory holidays.

Permits valid for evening and weekend parking only are also available. Learn more.  

Parking permits are never valid at parking meters or in 24-hour reserved stalls on campus.


If your assigned lot is full, park at the nearest available lot and call Parking Services.

Transfer a Permit

To transfer a permit to another vehicle, register its licence plate under your Parking Services account. To register a licence plate online, log in to your account and choose “Manage Your Account.”

To transfer a permit to another driver, you must set up permit sharing or carpooling.


Permit Sharing

Permit sharing is two drivers sharing one permit between vehicles. Both parties must register with Parking Services.


Carpool Permit

A carpool is three or more drivers (who live at different addresses) who regularly commute to the university together. Carpool permits give drivers access to premium parking stalls in UAlberta’s busiest parking facilities, including Jubilee and Windsor Car Parks, and Lot E (next to Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science).

Each carpool member must register with Parking Services. We assign carpool members one parking permit, which is transferable between all vehicles registered in the carpool.

Parking Services will split the cost of the carpool permit equally between carpool members. Each member can choose his or her own means of payment (payroll deduction, credit card, debit). If your carpool dissolves, please notify Parking Services within two weeks.


Looking for carpool partners? Check with Parking Services or visit CarpoolWorld.