Student Parking Permits

If you are a student on campus who is also employed by Western (TA, RA, etc.), your student status overrides any Faculty/Staff status. Students in this position are eligible for a student permit, not a Faculty/Staff permit.

Student permits can be purchased online once you've set-up a Parking Account. Click on the 'Need Help?' section on the bottom left of this page for help with creating your Parking Account.

Student permits are limited and are sold based on available space. We encourage students living in residence or close to campus to forego bringing a vehicle to campus. 

Students are reminded that purchasing Parking Permits through any third-party source (Kijiji, TikTok, Facebook Marketplace etc.) is contrary to Parking Regulations and students could be held responsible for any tickets associated with the permit they are using. Additional sanctions against their Western Parking Account could also apply. 

Western Parking Permits should be purchased online here when available:


The 2024/25 Annual and Fall Term student permits will be avilable for sale online on June 15 2024.

When purchasing a student parking permit for the first time, an AVI hang-tag deposit must also be made.

Later in the summer, an email communication will be sent to students in regards to the permit hang-tag pick-up dates.

Hang-tags can also be picked up early at the Parking Office during normal operating hours.


Student Parking Zones

Parking permits are not sold by lot; they are sold by zone. Students occupy the green zone, which is comprised of:

  • Althouse West (Tip: fills to capacity by about 10:00 am) 
  • Bayfield Student Lot
  • Ontario Hall Student Lot
  • Medway (Tip: does not usually fill to capacity)
  • Huron Flats (Tip: fills to capacity in September because of football)
  • Springett Student Lot (Tip: fills to capacity by about 8:30 am) 
  • Brescia Student Lot
  • South Valley Lot - student permits can park in the South Valley Lot between the hours of 9:30 am and 7 am the next day. GNR/Student permits must not be in the lot between the hours of 7 am and 9:30 am (M-F) in the morning, to prioritize staff parking. 
  • Westminster Student Lot

Periodically student permit holders are given access to additional parking lots on a temporary basis due to special events and construction on campus. Permit holders are asked to obey posted signage as lot access schedules are subject to change.


Permit Rates

All rates include HST and are subject to change. 
A fully refundable deposit of $30 is required with new permit hang tags.

*Rates for September 1, 2024 to August 31, 2025 are listed below.

Student Green Non-Reserved  $306.26 $612.51
Student Accessible  $306.26 $612.51
Note:  the annual permit includes the summer term at no charge.
Casual Student Parking
1 Month Permit (Available for sale during the Summer Term) $76.57
Other Fees
Hang Tag Refundable Deposit $30.00

Even as one of Canada's largest Universities, Western's parking areas are limited and must be shared by upwards of 500,000 people annually. Possession of a permit does not guarantee a spot in a favourite lot. We ask that you respect the University's parking rules and regulations or consider other sustainable transportation options.

Student Permit Refund Policy

Administration Fee on Permit Refunds

There are no administrative fees for refunding student permits.

Returning a Term or Annual Permit Early

Students who purchase a term or annual permit and return the permit early will be charged the monthly rate for the period they held the permit for, and will no longer be eligible for the cost savings associated with the purchase of a term/annual permit.

Cut Off Dates for Refund of Permits

Students returning permits after the 1st of the month will be charged for that current month.

The last day for the return of a fall term permit for partial refund is December 1st

The last day for the return of an annual permit for partial refund is April 1st.

The last day for the return of a winter term permit for partial refund is April 1st.

Hang Tag Deposit

The $30 hang tag deposit fee is always returned to customers with no outstanding balances on their parking account. Photo identification is required to obtain a refund.