Car parking


Hospitality and Accommodation Services are responsible for car parking including administration of permits, barrier maintenance and security.

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

North East Multi Storey  -  Changes to Usage

With effect from Monday 3rd September the Ground Floor of the North East Multi Storey car park will be
reserved for the exclusive use of guests to the new Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre.
General parking is available to valid permit holders and visitors from Floor 1-5.  

Changes to payment methods in the following car parks:

Please be advised of forthcoming changes to the payment method for drivers wishing to park in:
JG Smith car park
Education car park
52 Pritchatts Rd/Gisbert Kapp, upper and lower decks

With effect fom 3rd September the above areas will become a Purple Permit parking zone.
Staff who wish to continue to park here should apply for a Purple Permit (click here for link to application form)
The Blue Salary Deduction permit will no longer be valid in these areas. 

UoB Sport & Fitness Car Park

The multi-storey car park at Sport & Fitness (accessed via Edgbaston Park Road) has limited available space for staff who are both Sports Centre members and who hold a valid 5 day full tariff Purple Permit issued by the Uniuversity Car Parking Office.
As spaces are limited, access will be granted on a 'first come,first served basis'.   For your ID card to be enabled to gain access to the Sports centre barriers please complete a registration form at the Sport & Fitness reception.  Your eligibility will be validated with Car Parking Services.
For any car parking queries relating to the Sports Centre car park, please contact the reception directly: 0121 414 4117 or      

Car Parking Disruptions

For the latest news re car park closures and future plans 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 University permit;
  • Parking in disabled bays without displaying a blue badge;
  • Parking on double yellow lines;
  • Parking on double red lines;
  • Parking on the pavement;
  • Parking on grass verges;
  • Parking in loading 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

 Staff Parking

Access to barriered areas of campus is controlled by using your Staff ID card and is charged at either a flat rate of £1.00 per day or by a fixed monthly fee (see options below) in all locations between 08.00am and 18:00pm Monday to Friday. This includes vehicles which have entered before 08:00am and leave after 18:00pm, if they are present during the charging period. Charges do not apply between 18:00pm on one day and 08:00am the next day.

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

Some dedicated parking provision is made for disabled users. Disabled staff are entitled to free access to the campus; blue badges must be clearly displayed.

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 - Daily Salary Deduction Scheme

Option 3 - Pay & Display Only


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

 Please note that Chancellor's Court, Hills Car Park and the Medical School Forecourt are restricted parking areas accessible to authorised users only.


 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. 

  • 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.

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 

Parking availabilty for students at the University of Birmingham is extremely limited and is available to those
who fit a set criteria only as set out below.

  • You are a Blue Badge holder (please upload a copy of your 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 these addresses don't match).  Please ensure your student record is up to date.  Proof of address may be requested.
  • You have dependents under the age of 16 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.   
  • You are are registered as a carer to disabled family members at their permanent home address

    Evidence will be required, please upload any relevant documentation that supports your application e.g child passport, child tax credit award letter, 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:
If you have a 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 assessment.                                

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

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) *permits not not valid in resident only bays
Pritchatts Road Car Park (corner of Pritchatts Road and Vincent Drive, B15 2QU) 
North East Multi Storey Car Park, Floors 1-5 only (Pritchatts Road, B15 2QX)  No access on the ground floor level.

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).

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.
Blue Disabled Badge holders can park on the main campus, free of charge, please ensure your Blue Badge is clearly displayed.

For information on 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 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.

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

 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:  

RingGo - UoB Example Sticker

  • The four or five digit location code where you are parked.  Signs like the example shown will be fixed to our pay & display machines.  If you are a University permit holder and therefore eligible to park for £1 a day please ensure you use the correct location code (see example below, you would use Code 15692).  Non permit holders should use the main location code.  Codes may be different at each location.
  • 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.

When you park your vehicle with RingGo you will pay a 20p convenience charge on top of the parking tariff that applies.  This charge will be shown on your credit/debit card statement.  Optional parking session confirmation and reminder texts (alerting you when your session is about to run out) cost 10p per message.

Benefits of RingGo  -  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

Other location numbers 

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


 Car Sharing

We enourage staff and students to consider car sharing to improve the environmental impact if travelling by car is the only option.


The University now has 40 priority car parking spaces in use for staff who are registered ub.liftshare members. 

8   Opposite Biosciences/Staff House
8   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

7 Bays outside The Old Gym will be returned to use Dec 2018

Spaces are reserved for registered ub.liftshare members only until 9.30am.  Users must display a valid University of Birmingham parking permit and two membership cards visibly on the dashboard of the car.

Spaces that are not occupied by 9.30am will become available for general parking.     

To apply for your membership card please register via ub.liftshare.  Once registered with Liftshare you will then need to find a car sharing 'Budi'.  Once you have found somebody to share with you can set up a 'Liftshare' team which will give you a unique team reference.  A confirmation e-mail will be sent to our Sustainable Travel Co-ordinator who will arrange for your membrship cards to be sent out to you.

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 two
    membership cards visibly on the dashboard of the car.
  • You must display a valid parking permit or ticket
  • You should not park in the designated car sharing spaces when not car sharing.
  • You must notify the car parking office immediately of any changes to your car share arrangement and if you cease car sharing you must revert to using a normal car park space and return your membership card to Car Parking Services, 1st Floor Staff House.

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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