Student Parking Permits

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.

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.

Purchase a Permit

  • If you have never purchased a Western parking permit before.
  • If you have a parking account, but no hang tag.
  • If you have lost your hang tag.

Renew Your Permit

  • If you have a hang tag and a parking account.

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)
  • Ontario Lot
  • Medway (Tip: does not usually fill to capacity)
  • Huron Flats (Tip: fills to capacity in September because of football)
  • Springett West Gate (Tip: fills to capacity by about 8:30 am)


In addition to the above green zones, student permits have temporarily been given access to the South Valley lot during the hours of Monday - Friday from 10 am - through to 7 am the next day. Green permits should not be in the lot between 7 am and 10 am Monday - Friday. This schedule may change at any time. Permit holders are asked to obey posted signage. 

Summer Parking

During the summer months (May - Aug.), student (green) permit holders have access to all green zone lots as well as the following grey zone lots: Springett Staff lot, and Althouse Staff lot.

Permit Rates

All rates include HST and are subject to change. 

A fully refundable hang tag deposit of $30 will be charged at the Parking Office when picking up new permit hang tags.

*Rates for September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. 

Student Green Non-Reserved $306.92 $556.78
Student Green Reserved - Medway Lot Only $616.68 $1109.99
Student Accessible $306.92 $556.78
Casual Student Parking
Evening/Weekend Only (sold by the term) $161.84
1 Month Permit $124.87
1 Week Permit $49.86
3 Day Permit $26.08
Other Fees
Transponder/Hang Tag Refundable Deposit $30.00
Permit Cancellation Fee - see refund cut-off dates below $25.00

Student Permit Refund Policy

Administration Fee on Permit Refunds

A $25 administration fee is charged for the early return of all 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 4th 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 November 4th

The last day for the return of an annual permit for partial refund is February 4th.

The last day for the return of a winter term permit for partial refund is March 4th.

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.