Parking Permit Application

Staff Parking

Bournemouth University Staff Parking Annual Permit Application

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Employees of Bournemouth University are entitled to apply for a parking permit if they live further than 2 miles from their main place of work, subject to the Terms and Conditions outlined below.

If a member of staff does not meet the car parking permit criteria, they may apply for a permit on the grounds of an exemption as outlined below:

  • Staff with children aged 12 and under. Evidence of this will be required
  • Staff who are registered disabled blue badge holders
  • Staff with a short or long term medical condition where appropriate medical advice supports the provision of a parking permit. Evidence of this will be required
  • Staff who are Carers. Evidence of this will be required

For further information on permissible documentation to support your application, please refer to the Staff Car Parking Permit Appeals Procedure, under the Facilities and Services section of the staff handbook.

As part of the application process, you will need to agree to comply with the Parking Terms and Conditions. Please read the information below before applying.

Staff should note that periodic checks are carried out to ensure that the information entered for successful applications is correct and circumstances have not changed. Where the information is found to be incorrect the parking permit will be revoked and appropriate disciplinary action initiated.

Once you have successfully completed the application process, you will be sent an e-mail outlining the arrangements for delivery of your new annual permit.

General Information

Vehicles without permits will be in breach of the University’s terms and conditions.

  • Parking restrictions apply Monday to Friday 7.00am - 4.00pm
  • Staff with a motor cycle are not required to display a permit but must register their bike details by applying through this application
  • Staff that change their vehicle must register their new vehicle details. To do this please click 'Amend/Cancel' button. Upon login you will be given an option to change your vehicle details.

Contact Information

Should you have any parking enquiries or are unable to complete the online application process, please contact Parking Services on or Telephone: 01202 968040.

Data Protection Statement

Any information which you provide to us by completing this online application system will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation (the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018) and we will not use this information for any purpose other than the management of the parking services. This privacy notice explains how your personal data will be processed in connection with your application for a Permit and management of University car parks.

Parking Terms & Conditions

Responsibility for parking

1. Responsibility for implementation of the University's parking Terms and Conditions has been delegated to the University Travel Plan Group. Site Operations staff enforce the Terms and Conditions. The Terms and Conditions cover the use of motor vehicles on any University grounds.

Terms and conditions of parking

2. Between 7.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday (excepting any public holidays and official University closures) a BU Permit, daily scratch card or pay and display ticket (where available) must be displayed in the front windscreen of all motor vehicles parked on any University grounds. An official University closure does not include University vacation periods i.e. the Spring, Summer and Winter Break periods in which University offices remain open and operational.

3. Section 2 above does not to apply to the following:

  1. 3.1 users of the Electric Vehicle Rapid Charging Points (EVRCPs) situated on any University grounds. Access to the EVRCPs shall be maintained at all times (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), unless otherwise stated. Parking in the designated EVRCP spaces is limited to 60 minutes and is for the sole purpose of charging electric vehicles. Parking in the designated EVRCP spaces for any other purpose is not permitted. Any vehicle parked in the designated EVRCP space must be connected to the charger at all times (except for when the vehicle is being connected or disconnected from the charger) and the driver must remain with the motor vehicle at all times; and
  2. 3.2 authorised users of BU Fleet Electric Vehicles.

4. Parking is for daily use only and vehicles must not be parked in University car parks overnight (i.e. parked continuously from before midnight on one day until after 7am on the next day unless permission has been given).

5. Permission for overnight parking should be requested from Estates via Requests should usually be made no later than 3 working days in advance of the date on which the parking period would commence. Parking Services will respond to requests within 2 working days. Permission to park overnight is at the discretion of Parking Services. In deciding whether to grant permission, Parking Services will consider all relevant factors, including the reason for the request and the impact of the overnight parking in light of scheduled campus works, scheduled BU events and parking capacity generally. Permission may be granted subject to conditions, including conditions as to the duration of the parking or the location in which the car may be parked.

6. Designated lift sharing bays should only be used before 10.00 am by those participating in the BU lift sharing scheme (as referred to below and set out in the BU Lift Share Permit Terms & Conditions). If a designated lift sharing bay is available after 10.00 am it may be used by those displaying a BU Permit, a daily scratch card permit or pay and display ticket (where available).

7. The following actions or omissions are considered to be breaches of these Terms and Conditions:

  1. 7.1 Failing to display a current and valid BU Permit, daily scratch card or pay and display ticket (where available);
  2. 7.2 When parking in a designated lift share bay before 10.00 am, failing to display a current and valid BU Permit plus two accompanying current and valid lift share permits;
  3. 7.3 Occupying more than one space with a single BU Permit, daily scratch card permit or pay and display ticket (where available) (including but not limited to parking across two spaces or parking a very large vehicle);
  4. 7.4 Leaving a vehicle in a place causing unnecessary obstruction – for example, on clearly demarcated restricted areas or on access ways/roads etc.;
  5. 7.5 Parking on, or adjacent to, double yellow lines; Parking, where not entitled to do so, in an unmarked area, or in a demarcated reserved or restricted area;
  6. 7.6 Parking, where not entitled to do so, in a marked parking bay formally designated for use by a particular category of vehicle or user, for example a disabled parking bay, a designated lift share bay or an EVRCP space (other than for charging a vehicle in accordance with these terms and conditions).
  7. 7.7 Parking on, or in a manner which causes an obstruction of, any access routes;
  8. 7.8 Parking in an unmarked area of a designated car park;
  9. 7.9 Being parked in contravention to, or failure to conform to, traffic signs and notices;
  10. 7.10 Failing to comply with pay and display restrictions where available.
  11. 7.11 Parking overnight where permission for the specific vehicle to be parked overnight on that date has not been granted through the process in Section 5 above or in breach of any conditions attached to permission for overnight parking.
  12. 7.12 Motorised two wheeler vehicles (motor cycles or scooters) must park in a marked motorised two wheeler vehicle parking bay. Motor cycles or scooters which are parked in marked car parking bays are in breach of the parking terms and conditions.

8. If any of the above breaches occur, the University (Site Operations staff or a subcontractor on its behalf) will place a Parking Charge Notice on the vehicle. A Parking Charge Notice will incur an additional parking charge of up to £70. If payment is made within 14 days of issue the charge is reduced to £40. If payment is not received within 35 days of issue, action may be taken to recover the full cost of the additional parking charge plus any other reasonable costs incurred, including County Court costs.

9. Requirements for displaying documents:

  1. 9.1 All vehicles with the exception of motorised two wheelers, parked on any University grounds must display a current and valid BU Permit, pay and display ticket or daily scratch card.
  2. 9.2 If a vehicle is parked in a designated lift-sharing bay before 10.00 am, two valid lift share permits must also be displayed together with a current and valid BU Permit.

10. All motor vehicles are brought onto the University grounds at the owner's risk and the University undertakes no responsibility for their safety or security. The use of any University car park is permitted subject to compliance with these Terms and Conditions. With the exception of the EVRCP spaces which are open to members of the public for use (unless otherwise stated) in accordance with these terms and conditions, the University car parks are only for the use of members of the University and bona fide visitors having business at the University, and may only be used by others as agreed by or on behalf of the University Travel Plan Group.

11. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the University is not responsible for loss or damage of any kind whatsoever, including to property or person, arising from bringing a motor vehicle onto any University grounds. While the University endeavours to enforce these Terms and Conditions it is not obliged to do so and not liable for failure to do so.

12. Bournemouth University has sole discretion whether to accept or refuse an application for a Permit, pay and display ticket or daily scratch card; it does not guarantee that applications will be accepted. On occasion it may request further information before deciding whether to grant an application.

13. The issue of a car parking or a lift-sharing permit does not guarantee a parking space or confer any rights other than to park temporarily in a designated car park or other authorised area in accordance with these Terms and Conditions if space is available. It is the University's policy to maximise use of the car parks by issuing more permits than there are spaces available. It reserves the right to refuse permit holders access to any spaces, including designated lift sharing spaces, in a car park from time to time, in order to accommodate bona fide visitors and special events. Drivers of motor vehicles and permit holders are advised that pressure on University car parks is particularly acute in Autumn and Spring Term and often on any term-time weekday, they are frequently full by 10.30am - 11.00am, and on Open Days.

14. Car park users must drive carefully and responsibly in car parks and on University access roads and should comply with all rules of the Highway Code.

The Travel Plan Group 2018
Bournemouth University

  1. the eligibility criteria and right to cancel provisions provided above as well as Bournemouth University’s terms and you agreed to be bound by them.
  2. the data protection statement regarding the Bournemouth University staff car parking permit application system.