You are here

Questions and answers

Everything you wanted to know about parking on our campus but were afraid to ask.

Where do I put the decal?

When does my card have to be returned for a refund?

What do I do if I need to drop something off in a building?

When are the meters free?

Can I park overnight in the parking lots?

What happens if I park in accessibility parking space?

What do I do if I owe parking fines?

Is there short term parking in fire routes?

Where do I purchase a visitors parking pass when visiting the university residences?


 Where do I put the decal?

Student, faculty, staff, and all other parking decals should be hung from the rear view mirror with the lot designation facing outward.

When does my card have to be returned for a refund?

If you paid a card deposit, refunds are given up to 14 days after permits expire. After that you forfeit your deposit. 

What do I do if I need to drop something off in a building?

We provide 15 minute parking in service spaces.  Vehicles will be timed and if found parked longer than 15 minutes they are subject to ticketing and/or towing at owner’s expense.

When are the meters free?

Parking meters on campus are enforced 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Can I park overnight in the parking lots?

No overnight parking from 3:00 - 6:00 am, unless by permission of Parking Services. Students living in residence have overnight parking in their designated lots.

 What happens if I park in an accessibility parking space?

You will be ticketed and towed if you are not displaying your Ministry of Ontario Accessible Parking permit together with a University of Waterloo Parking Services permit.

 What do I do if I owe parking fines?

Pay on line, by mail or in person.
Persons parked illegally with outstanding citations will be towed at owner’s expense.  Unpaid fines will be transferred to Student Accounts as a service indicator and can compromise your academic success.

Is there short term parking in fire routes?

No parking/stopping is permitted in fire routes at any time. Any roadway/laneway is considered a fire route whether signed or not.  Not only will you receive a violation you risk having your vehicle towed at your expense.

 Where do I purchase a visitors parking pass when visiting the university residences?

Pay and display machines are available in lot S for village visitors, Columbia Lake Village-South for Columbia Lake Village visitors, and near Wilmot for University of Waterloo Place visitors.