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Before purchasing a permit, consider alternative ways of getting to the University. Some options include cycling, public transport, motor cycle.

Staff Parking Permit

An all-year or Semester staff parking permit entitles the permit holder to park in areas designated for staff. Purchase of a permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space. It is simply a license-to-hunt.

Cost (GST inclusive)

  • All-year staff parking permit for 2017 is $600 and for 2018 is $800.
  • Half year permit is $300 for 2017 and for 2018 is $400.
  • Quarterly permit is $150 for 2017 and for 2018 is $200.
  • Monthly permit is $50 for 2017 and for 2018 is $66.65.

Permits are transferable. However, if you forget to transfer your parking permit to another vehicle and you wish to park on campus, a daily coupon must be purchased and displayed appropriately. Failure to do so will result in enforcement action and possible penalty as per the Parking and Traffic Statute (PDF).

Obtaining a staff parking permit

  • Permits will be available from the Security Office at 114 Ilam Road. 2017 permits are available from the end of December 2016.

Payment Options

  • EFTPOS
  • Credit card
  • Cheque (made out to The University of Canterbury)
  • Paying by salary deduction. For more details, please refer to the Arrange Salary Deductions for a Staff Parking Permit process in the HR Toolkit (Intranet, staff only). Options available are:
    • Equal fortnightly salary deductions until the parking permit balance is paid in full
    • Fortnightly salary deductions of $50 per pay until the parking permit balance is paid in full
    • Fortnightly salary deductions of $100 per pay until the parking permit balance is paid in full

Staff must take personal responsibility for paying their own parking fees. University funds cannot be used for this purpose.

Student Parking Permit

An all-year or Semester student parking permit entitles the permit holder to park in areas designated for students. Purchase of a permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space. It is simply a license-to-hunt.

Cost (GST inclusive)

  • All-year student parking permit $350 for 2017 and for 2018 is $400.
  • Half year permit is $175 for 2017 and for 2018 is $200.
  • Quarterly permit is $87.50 for 2017 and for 2018 is $100.
  • Monthly permit is $29.20 for 2017 and for 2018 is 33.30.

Permits are transferable. However, if you forget to transfer your parking permit to another vehicle and you wish to park on campus, a daily coupon must be purchased and displayed appropriately. Failure to do so will result in enforcement action and possible penalty as per the Parking and Traffic Statute (PDF).

Obtaining a student parking permit

  • Permits will be available from the Security Office at 114 Ilam Road. 2016 permits are available from 5 January 2016.

Payment Options

  • EFTPOS
  • Credit Card
  • Cheque (made out to The University of Canterbury)

Residential Parking Permit - Campus Living

Residential parking is only available to students who are resident either in University Hall or in Ilam Village. Purchase of an all-year parking permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space at University Hall or Ilam Village. It is simply a license-to-hunt.

A residential parking permit can only be obtained from the office of the University Hall or Ilam Village. Residential parking permits are provide by Campus Living however enforcement of the parking rules is undertaken by UC Security and any fines are payable direct to the University.

NOTE: A Residential Parking Permit does not permit the holder to park in campus parking areas. A UC parking permit must be purchased for all campus parking areas.

Replacement Parking Permits

The University takes no responsibility for lost or stolen permits. A replacement permit will in all cases require full payment of the fee.

Displaying Permits

Permits will come supplied with a clear plastic display pouch. The display pouch must be fixed to the inside of the windscreen of the vehicle in a position clearly visible to the Security & Traffic enforcement officers.

The permit must be displayed within the display pouch and be clearly visible. You may purchase as many additional display pouches as you need.

Additional display pouches will be available from Security for $2.00 each. It is insufficient to merely own a permit.

It must be clearly displayed at all times in accordance with the instructions. This will avoid enforcement action and possible penalty. If you forget to transfer your parking permit to another vehicle that you wish to park on campus, a daily coupon must be purchased and displayed appropriately. Failure to do so will result in enforcement action and possible penalty.

The person to whom the permit is issued is responsible for parking offences committed under that permit

It is a serious offence to attempt to display a duplicate or copy of a UC parking permit for the purpose of accessing University of Canterbury parking privileges.

Penalties (Parking and Traffic Statute, PDF)

Rights and Obligations

All vehicles parked on the University campus must display a valid parking permit or coupon for the area the vehicle is parked in.

Purchase of an all-year parking permit does not guarantee a parking space on campus. It simply furnishes the holder the right to park in designated Staff and Student Permit Parking areas if space is available. This is covered under para 8 of the Parking and Traffic Statute (PDF)). Permit holders are required to comply with display instructions and appropriate parking regulations in the use of the permit.

Penalties for Infringement

Wheel Clamping Offences - $ 50.00. These apply to:

  • Student parked in a staff only area
  • Staff parked in a student only area
  • Parked in a Pay & Display area without a valid P&D permit
  • Not displaying a valid parking permit
  • Not in a marked parking space
  • Parked in a No Parking area
  • Parked in a Reserved Park (Vehicle may be removed if requested by allocated department)
  • Parked on grass area
  • Parked on yellow lines
  • Parking in disabled bay
  • Two or more unpaid fines

1st Offence Fine $50
2nd Offence Fine $100
3rd Offence Fine $150 plus a ban from parking on campus.

* NOTES: Clamped vehicles may be removed after 24 hours unless agreed with UC Security Services.  Release cost is clamp fee + removal costs.

Tow-a-way (Payable direct to removal contractor)

  • Obstruction to safety

Appeals

Appeals for review of penalties incurred as a result of parking infringements must be made on the appropriate form. Forms can be obtained from Security Services. Parking infringements constitute a legal debt to the University.

Parking and Traffic Statute 2003

People who park on campus must abide by the regulations contained within the Parking and Traffic Statute (PDF).

  • Campus Services
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800, Christchurch
    New Zealand
  • Phone: +64 (03) 364 2888
    Phone +64 0800 823 637
    security@canterbury.ac.nz
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