Car parking

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

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


New Multi-Storey Car Park Opened on 10th February 2014

The new University multi-storey car park, located next to 52 Pritchatts Road opened on Monday 10th February 2014 and is known as the North East Car Park. The Car Park operates using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) meaning that users pay on exit rather than pay and display. Staff who hold a blue or purple permit are able to park here and swipe on exit. Please note staff who choose to pay and display for their car parking may only use the North Car Park and Pritchatts Road Car Park or alternatively may register for salary deduction here. All other users of this car park will need to pay the daily rates (please see visitor section below) or use an alternative car park as there is no facility to pay the £1 tarriff.

North Car Park

Please be advised that on opening of the North East Car Park the North Car Park became pay and display only, there is no longer the facility for staff to pay for parking via salary deduction. Staff who prefer to pay for their parking charges via salary deduction will need to park on Main Campus or in the North East Car Park.


Please note: Staff who are already registered for salary deduction do NOT need to re-apply and will automatically have access to the North East Car Park

South Car Park Closure

The South Car Park closed on Friday 7th February 2014.  Alternative pay & display facilities are available at the North Car Park and Pritchatts Road Car Park.  Staff who wish to park on the main campus and are eligible to pay for their parking via Salary Deduction should complete an application form here.  


Car Park Management

The University has a car park management system at the Edgbaston site.  Any vehicle which contravenes the University of Birmingham's Traffic Regulations regarding vehicles on campus will 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 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Fridays.


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 Staff Parking

Access to campus parking is controlled by using your Staff ID card and is charged at a flat rate of £1.00 per day in all locations between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. This includes vehicles which have entered before 9.30am and leave after 4.30pm, if they are present during the charging period. Charges do not apply between 4.30pm on one day and 9.30am the next day.

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

Staff can choose to be charged via monthly salary deduction or by applying for a pay and display only parking permit and paying each day in the pay & display car parks. Please note staff who choose the pay & display only option may only use the following pay & display car parks: Pritchatts Road car park and the North car park.

Staff who pay through salary deduction must still purchase a £1 pay & display ticket when parking in North car park or Pritchatts Road car park as these are pay and display only and are not linked to the salary deduction system. Tickets should be obtained by pressing the yellow button on the pay and display machines located in the car parks. A £1 pay and display ticket can only be displayed if the vehicle is displaying a University parking permit. Without a permit the visitor charges will apply.

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.

Application Forms:

Staff car parking application form
Amendment form to update your registered details
Agency workers parking permit application form 


 Honorary and Emeritus Parking 


Honorary and Emeritus 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 permit the holder to park on main campus or any of the University's peripheral car parks for 12 months.
  • Option 2
    6 month permit £125 (purple permit) - this will permit the holder to park on main campus or any of the University's peripheral car parks for 6 months. 

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.  Pay & display facillities are available in Pritchatts Rd Car Park and North Car Park.

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 in the 'Staff Parking' section above and attach a copy of your disabled badge.   


 Student Parking

To apply for a Student car parking permit you must meet the University's criteria as set out below:

  • Your term time address is over 10 miles away
  • You are registered disabled (please attach a copy of your blue badge with your enquiry)
  • You are a Carer or a Guardian: Students who are the parents or legal guardians of children under 16 years of age who live at the term-time address and/or students who must regularly attend elderly parents, or parents with a disability, as a registered carer at their permanent home address (evidence will be required, please attach any relevant documentation that supports your application with your enquiry).
  • Students with other certified medical reasons (you will be required to make an appointment to see the Student Disability Service who will assess your needs).

If you meet the above criteria and wish to apply for a University student permit please make your application by accessing the Student Enquiry Desk (you will need your User Name and Password to log in).

Choose Create an Enquiry from the menu, you will need to advise your term time address, department of study and your vehicle registration number. Once you have submitted your enquiry you will receive an e-mail advising that it is being processed.  Once a decision has made you will receive further notification.    

Students who are issued with an approved permit are permitted to park in the North Car Park and in the Pritchatts Road Car Park (corner of Pritchatts Road and Vincent Drive) only. Please note that both of these car parks are pay and display at £1 per day for permit holders only. 

Charges apply Monday to Friday until 4.30pm year round (NB: charges are still applicable during vacations) 

Students who are not granted a parking permit but choose to park in one of our pay & display car parks must  purchase a pay & display ticket at the full tariff dependent upon your length of stay. 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.

Please note that all existing pink student parking permits are now invalid. 


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 any of the 3 pay and display car parks, these are:

  1. Pritchatts Road Car Park (at the junction with Vincent Drive)
  2. North Car Park (access via Pritchatts Rd)

    Grange Road Car Park (Main Campus, please enter campus via the visitor lane at the East Gate, Edgbaston Park Rd

    New North East Car Park - Multi-Storey

    Visitor parking is also available at our new Multi-storey North East Car Park, Pritchatts Road.  The Car Park will operate using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) meaning that users will pay on exit rather than pay and display.  Please visit the payment machine before to return to your car. 

Current parking charges are as follows:

  • Up to 1 hour £2.00

  • 1 - 3 hours   £3.00

  • 3 - 5 hours   £4.00

  • 5 hours +   £6.00

There is no charge to park at the University of Birmingham after 4.30pm or at the weekend.  Overnight parking is not permitted.

Visitors who require access to the main campus should contact the department they are visiting to request a parking permit which should be hung from the rear view mirror of their vehicle.  Please note that visitor hanger permits are not valid in the new multi-storey car park but can be used elswhere on campus.


Departments requiring a stock of visitor permits can order them via an internal Proactis order
to Car Parking Records.

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