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Durham University

Estates and Facilities Directorate

Staff and Student Car Parking Application Forms

The Business Support Team within the Estates and Buildings Department have responsibility for both staff or student permits. If you have any queries regarding permits you can contact us on

Parking is enforced by Security. Parking across the university is limited and permit holders cannot be guaranteed a parking space.

Staff Parking

Staff are asked to complete the relevant application form (see link below) and should either email or send to their Department/College Signatory for verification. They will then need to forward the application form to

University Parking Policy

Staff Application Form 2018/19

Change of Vehicle

Any change of vehicle requires the issue of a new parking permit. Please follow the link below to complete the change of vehicle form to request a new permit.

Student Parking

Students who wish to apply for a parking permit are advised to refer to the Frequently Asked Questions and the University's Parking Policy before applying. Students will only be able to apply for a car parking permit to park on University premises if they fall in to one of the categories set out in Section B of the University Parking Policy. Any student who feels they meet the criteria is required to complete an application form. Details on how to do this are set out below.

Applications are now open for 2019/20 and the deadline is 6th September 2019. Please note that any student application form received must be signed by the relevant college signatory (contactable via your college reception) and include all relevant and up-to-date supporting evidence. Any application received without a correct signature or supporting evidence will not be processed.

We are aiming to have all decisions out to students by the end of October 2019, but due to the volume of applications, please allow flexibility. Applications received after the deadline will of course be assessed however, the outcome of the application may take longer.

Student Parking Application Form

You can find the student parking application form for 2019/20 here. Please make sure it it signed by the correct signatory at your college before submitting with evidence to

If you find you are not eligible for a permit, you may wish to consider the alternative travel options.

You may also wish to consider using Co-wheels Car Club, a not-for-profit organisation that allows you to book cars in advance for personal use.