Car Parking

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Car Parking Services part of the Campus Services team are responsible for the Management of campus car parking. See further details below regarding applications for parking permits.

Any individual using parking facilities at the University should adhere to the University's Traffic Regulations.

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Wider campus access for users of the RingGo Mobile payment app

Car Parking Services are happy to announce that with effect from Monday 16th August, staff pay & display permit holders who pay for their parking sessions via the RingGo mobile payment app will be given access to park across campus including those car parks that have previously been restricted to Purple permit holders only.

The location code for UoB staff permit holders is 15690

All RingGo users MUST ensure that their daily session is purchased prior to or on arrival.

Please ensure that when registering with RingGo that you say No to SMS messaging.  SMS messaging is not mandatory, is chargeable at 10p per text and is not necessary for UoB staff who pay a standard all day rate.

Further authorisation will still be required for parking in our 3 restricted access car parks, those being: Med School Forecourt; Chancellors Court and Hills car park.

 A reminder that UoB Permits are also not valid in the following areas:

90 Vincent Drive rear car park    -  area leased to Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Ground Floor NE Multi Storey -  ground floor reserved for Hotel Guests
Red marked bays in Pritchatts Rd car park – Birmingham Research Park
Sports Centre car park – staff with a Sports Centre membership should contact the Sports Centre directly

Car Parking Charges

Car parking charges will be reinstated on Monday 2nd August 2021.

Blue Permit, Daily Salary Deduction scheme

The Blue permit scheme was withdrawn on 18th December 2020.  All blue permits are therefore now invalid and all staff who still have this permit type must switch to one of the remaining 2 options for staff parking, details of which are shown   below in the staff parking section.

Application forms should be e-mailed to for processing.

Covid Testing Site  -  South Gate car park

The South Gate car park is currently closed as the location is being used for a Covid-19 testing facility.  Fixed Fee purple permit holders who would normally choose to park in this area will need to find an alternative car park. Below are some of our car parks within the immediate vicinity:

* Edgbaston Park
* Grange Road car park
* Running Track car park (opposite the new T&L building)
* North East multi storey car park 

Contactless and card payment facility now available:

You can now use your debit card to pay for your pay & display parking in the following 3 car parks.  There is no extra fee for using the contactless option:

Running Track car park (opposite the new Teaching & Learning building)
Grange Road car park (rear of the sports pitches)
Edgbaston Park (next to Lloyds Bank on Edgbaston Park Road)

The contactless option will be rolled out to other pay & display areas across the next 12 months.



For news regarding car park closures please visit: 

 Car Park Management

The University has a car park management system at both the Edgbaston and Selly Oak sites.  Any vehicle which contravenes the University of Birmingham's Traffic Regulations regarding vehicles on campus may be issued with a parking charge.  

The following offences contravene the University’s Traffic Regulations and will incur a charge of £60, which will be reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days.

  • Parking outside of a marked bay;
  • Parking without displaying a valid University permit;
  • Parking in disabled bays without displaying a valid blue badge;
  • Parking on double yellow lines;
  • Parking on double red lines;
  • Parking on the pavement or walkways;
  • Parking on grass verges;
  • Parking in loading bay areas;
  • Double parking;
  • Parking in keep clear/yellow hatched areas; and
  • Parking in any area which causes obstruction or limited access to other users.

Please note that all car parking charges, in all locations, apply between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Fridays.

Contact email:

Telephone: 0121 414 2623 and 0121 414 5946

 Staff Parking

Access to barriered areas of campus is controlled by using your Staff ID card.  If you are encountering a problem with access via your card please e-mail us at
Any change to your ID card version number must also be advised to us so that we can update the car parking database.

Car Parking charges are applicable between 08.00am and 18:00pm Monday to Friday. 

Parking is based on a first come, first served basis. All staff parking on campus should be in possession of a valid parking permit at all times.

Some dedicated parking provision is made for disabled users. Disabled staff are entitled to free access to the campus; valid blue badges must be clearly displayed. Please complete your registration details on the Option 1 form below and upload a copy of both sides of your blue badge (you will not be required to complete the payment section).

Staff parking options

See the summary of Staff Parking Permit Options.  Please read and complete an application form dependant upon your requirement.

Application Forms

Option 1 - Fixed Monthly Payment Scheme

Option 2 - Pay & Display and Pay by Phone App 

 Please advise us of any change to your registered vehicle details or your personal details by completing an Amendment form. 

If you have a hire / courtesy or loan car that is not your registered vehicle you must advise so that the registration number can be added to our approved list for a temporary period.  Please do not leave notes in your vehicle as these are not valid. 

 Please note that Chancellor's Court, Hills Car Park and the Medical School Forecourt are restricted parking areas accessible to specifically authorised users only.  Your ID card will operate the barriers at these car parks only if you have been granted special access.  Blue Badge holders will have free access to these areas.

 Honorary Staff Parking 

Honorary Staff are charged to park in the University's car parks. All staff will need to ensure that they display a valid parking permit when parking in any of the University car parks. 

There will be 3 permit options available:

  • Option 1
    Annual permit £250 (purple permit) - this will allow the permit holder to park on the **main campus (with the exception of restricted parking areas as shown below)   or any of the University's peripheral car parks for 12 months.
    Option 2
    6 month permit £125 (purple permit) - this will allow the permit holder to park on the **main campus (with the exception of restricted parking areas as shown below) or any of the University's peripheral car parks for 6 months. 
  • ** Chancellors Court, Hills car park and the Medical School Forecourt are restricted parking areas to authorised staff only.

To apply for permit Option 1 or 2 please visit the University's on-line shop.   Once we have received your application we will contact you to upload a copy of your Honorary contract.

  • Option 3
    Pay & Display only permit (orange permit) - this will permit the holder to park in the University's pay & display car parks for £1 per day.  

To apply for permit option 3 please complete the Parking Application Form and attach a copy of your Honorary contract.

Access for disabled blue badge holders will remain the same whereby the individual can continue to park on main campus free of charge.  Please complete the Staff application form Option 1 in the 'Staff Parking' section above and attach a copy of your disabled badge.   

 Student Parking 

Applications for 2021/2022 Academic Year will be accepted from 1st September onwards.   Please do not submit your request before this date.

Parking availabilty for students at the University of Birmingham is extremely limited and therefore we ask that students travel to campus via other means.  If you feel that bringing your car is absolutley your only option then you can apply for a student permit but will only be eligible if you match one or more of the criteria as set out below.

  • You are a Blue Badge holder (please upload a copy of your valid blue badge with your application)
  • Your term time address is over 10 miles away from the University
    The address given on your application must match the term time address registered with Student Services and therefore showing on your student record.  (Applications will not be processed if either the addresses don't match or the Term Time address section of your student record is left blank, this section must be completed for your application to be considered).  To complete your term time address enter the my.bham portal;  my.programme page; Register; at the bottom left of the page your will find Address Details, select and click the down arrow to choose Term Time address type, complete your term time address and submit.   Proof of address may be requested.
  • You have dependents of primary school age 11 or under who live with you at your term time address and that address is over 3 miles away from the University.  Students with dependent children who live within a 3 mile radius will not be granted a permit.   Please upload a copy of your childs birth certificate or a child benefit letter.  
  • You are are registered as a carer to disabled family members at their permanent home address 
    Please upload any relevant documentation that supports your application such as a carer registration document.

If you meet the above criteria and wish to apply for a University student permit please submit the on-line form below:

Should we need to contact you for more information and there is no repsonse received within 2 weeks the application will be deleted.

Permits are issued for an academic year or part thereof and must be re-applied for on an annual basis.

If you have an ongoing medical condition that requires you to bring a vehicle to campus but you are not a blue badge holder you will need to make an appointment to see Student Services for an an assessment.                                

For other short term mobility problems please contact for further advice.

The applicant should be aware that by bringing a vehicle onto University property you agree to abide by it's
Traffic Regulations, this includes the issue of financial parking charges for unauthorised parking.

  • Personal details
  • Term time address
  • Vehicle details
  • Please indicate under which criteria you qualify for a student parking permit
  • To know how the University uses your data please read our privacy notice

Where Can I Park?

Students who are issued with an approved permit are permitted to park in the following areas only:   

Pritchatts Park Village, Pritchatts Road (B15 2QX) 
Pritchatts Road Car Park (corner of Pritchatts Road and Vincent Drive, B15 2QU) 
The Vale and Tennis Courts (student residence areas) 
North East Multi Storey Car Park, Floors 1-5 only (Pritchatts Road, B15 2QX)  No access on the ground floor level as this is reserved for Edgbaston Hotel guests only.

Selly Oak Campus  - pay & display areas only at Johnston car park and George Cadbury Hall
(Students are not permitted access to purple permit  parking areas , those being University School , OLRC and SOVAC).   

Please note that the car parks shown above are all pay and display at £1 per day for student permit holders.

No cash, register with RingGo to pay via your credit/debit card via your mobile phone (see below for further details).  The location code for student permit holders in the car parks shown above is 15690

A valid green student permit is required in all areas above

Charges apply Monday to Friday 8.00am -  6.00pm year round (NB: charges are still applicable during non-term time) 

Students who are not granted a parking permit should not bring their vehicle to campus during core hours. 
To register for  Out of Hours Parking only  -   4.30pm - 11:59pm Mon-Fri and all day at the weekend please send an e-mail to advising your Student ID and Vehicle Registration Number.     

Students are not permitted access to the main campus prior to 4.30pm, if you do park on campus before this time our  enforcement officers may issue a financial penalty ticket.
Once registered Blue Disabled Badge holders can park on the main campus free of charge  please ensure your Blue Badge is clearly displayed.

For information on resident parking at the Halls of Residence see the student accommodation parking information page.

 Please take a look at our  Public Transport links.


 Visitor Parking 

 Visitors to campus are requested to visit us using public transport wherever possible.  If you do bring a vehicle to campus please park in the following locations: 

  • North East Car Park Multi Storey Floors 1-5 (access via Pritchatts Road) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SA
    The Ground Floor bays are reserved exclusively for Hotel Guests displaying a guest permit only.
    Please note that this car park does not have a lift. 
  • Pritchatts Road Car Park (at the junction with Vincent Drive) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2QU
  • Pritchatts Park  (next car park along after Pritchatts Rd car park)  B15 2QX

 Visitor charges in all locations above are:

  • Up to 1 hour £2.50
  • 1-3 hours £4.00
  • 3-5 hours £5.50
  • 5-8 hours £6.20
  • Up to 10 hours £7.00

No cash, register with RingGo to pay via your credit/debit card via your mobile phone. Location Code for Non-Permit Holders is 15677

Parking at the University of Birmingham is free of charge after 6.00pm Mon - Fri and is free all day at weekends.

Visitors who require access to the main campus for business purposes should contact the department they are visiting to request a permit which should be hung from the rear view mirror of their vehicle. 

Please be advised that enforcement procedures are in place in all University parking areas and penalty charge notices will be issued to all vehicles that fail to comply with University Traffic Regulations.


 Electric Vehicle Information 

 For information regarding the location and use of EV charging points.

Summer 2021: Please contact for support accessing the charging points on campus.

 Cashless Parking  - Pay via your Mobile Phone


 RingGo is a quick, easy to use mobile phone service, which lets you pay for your parking with a credit or debit card rather than using cash at a machine.  When you park your car in an area featuring the RingGo service you simply contact RingGo by Smartphone app, calling, SMS or on-line, and pay for your parking.

With RingGo:

  • You no longer need to carry change
  • You don't have to visit a parking machine and
  • You don't need to walk back with a parking ticket - Parking Attendants check which vehicles have paid to park via this method using their handheld units.

How do I register with RingGo?

You can pre-register with RingGo either by using the RingGo smartphone apps (downloadable free of charge via your handset or on the internet at

You will be asked to provide :

  • The number plate, colour and make of your vehicle
  • Your payment card details

Alternatively you can regsiter at the same time you want to park, either by using the RingGo apps or by calling the RingGo number which is 0203 046 0060

Once registered RingGo recognises your mobile phone number and retrieves information you have given previously. This means that when you pay you only have to provide:  

  • The five digit location code where you are parked.  Signs will be fixed to our pay & display machines displaying the location code.  If you are a University permit holder and therefore eligible to park for £1 a day please ensure you use the correct location code (15690).   This will be shown in smaller font than the visitor/nonpermit holder code.
  • Non permit holders will be classed as a visitor and will be subject to visitor parking charges. The location code for non-permit holders  is 15677.   Please see our Visitor section for current costs.
  • The length of time you want to park
  • Your payment card 3 digit security code

To see a video of how to register and pay with RingGo, please go to the link below and select the RingGo video:

How much does RingGo cost?

There is no charge for registering with RingGo and no charge for using the smartphone applications.
Optional parking session confirmation and reminder texts (alerting you when your session is about to run out) cost 10p per message.  These are not mandatory and can be switched off as part of the registration process or anytime thereafter if you do not require them.

Benefits of RingGo for Visitors  -  extending your parking session

If you want to extend your stay you can remotely 'top up' your parking fee, simply contact RingGo again and the service will ask you:

  • How long you want to extend
  • What your card security code is

Can I get a VAT receipt?

If you need a VAT receipt you can view and print in on-line by logging in at

Please visit to see all the location numbers in your area and across the UK.

 Car Sharing

Due to the current Pandemic the Car Share scheme has been suspended until further notice, bays are therefore avaiable for general parking.


The University now has 57 priority car parking spaces in use for staff who are registered ub.liftshare members. 

8   Opposite Biosciences/Staff House
14   West Car Park
8  Pritchatts Road Car Park
8   Elms Road
3   Physics (left of the entrance to Chancellors Court )
2   Ashley (upper level)
3   Edgbaston Park
11 The Old Gym 

Spaces are reserved for registered ub.liftshare members only until 10.00am.  Users must display a valid University of Birmingham parking permit and an authenticated Liftshare QR code permit.  The below link explains the process of getting your permit and authenticating your journey:

If you have any queries about the new authentication process please email

Spaces that are not occupied by 10:00am will become available for general parking.     

Once registered with Liftshare you will then need to find a car sharing partner and form a team on the system.  Once you have  set up a 'Liftshare' team you can print your QR code permit via the 'Liftshare team' tab.  If you do not have access to a printer please email with your details and office location who will then print and put in the internal mail.

If you are already a registered member then you will also need to set up a Liftshare team as above.

Car Sharing Protocol 

  • When using the designated car share spaces on campus you must display an authenticated Liftshare QR code permit on the dashboard that is visible and can be scanned by our traffic officers.
  • You must also display a valid UoB parking permit 
  • You should not park in the designated car sharing spaces when not car sharing.
  • Please Note: Enforcement action including Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) may be taken if the designated car share spaces are not used correctly. 

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