6 Important Points about Parking on Campus
- To park on parking lots on campus you need a parking permit. Permits are issued on a cycle that begins on 1 July and ends on 30 June (the "parking year")
- Parking spaces are at a premium - apply as soon as you have confirmed where you will be living in Kingston (an address is required for the application)
- You cannot get a parking permit if you live in Zone 3, which is the vicinity of the University extending to about a 20 minute walk from the main campus
- Parking spaces are not individually assigned. You may park anywhere you wish within the permit area (west campus permit or main campus permit)
- For fees and how to apply go to this site: Physical Plant Services - Parking (PPS)
- Parking regulations are strictly enforced!
For low-cost parking, please check out the shuttle service (see below).
Applying for a parking permit during a “parking year”
If you are appointed to a full-time continuing position part way through a parking year, you can be issued a temporary permit for the balance of the year, providing that there are permits available, and that you do not live in zone 3 (see above). Important: you have to apply for the temporary permit as soon as you start, if you wait until the new parking year you will no longer be deemed a new employee. As a temporary permit holder, you will not have automatic renewal privileges for the next parking year, you must apply. You can ask PPS to put you on a waiting list for a permanent permit at the time you make arrangements for your temporary permit, and your request will be considered on a space available basis.
Persons with a disability who have a disabled permit issued by the Ministry of Transportation may be issued a parking permit regardless of their zone of residence.
All Queen's parking is free after 5pm.