It’s important to understand that a Temporary Permission To Park (TPTP) permit is temporary and may be withdrawn at short notice following changes to Government travel advice.
What is the TPTP permit?
A TPTP permit gives you the right to ‘hunt’ for a parking space, it does not give you the right to use a particular space and does not guarantee that a space is available. Also, you can’t use your permit for street parking.
To apply for a TPTP parking permit, you will need an account on the University’s Planon system. If you already use FM Helpdesk or FacilityNet to order services like catering or room booking, you can use your existing login. If you need help contact the Planon Systems team.
When applying for a TPTP permit, make sure that you select the nominated car parking administrator for your department. Otherwise, your application may be delayed.
Successful applicants will automatically be subscribed to the Temporary Permission To Park mailing list in order to receive updates on where they should park and the availability on different sites. If your application is rejected you will need to contact your departmental administrator for further information. The head of department will make a final decision, but if you are not happy with this, you may then appeal to the Car Parking Working Group. Contact the Sustainable Transport Officer if you want to do this.
Types of permit
Under the temporary arrangements, there are just two types of peak permit valid for parking at all University sites within the Oxford ring-road: the University Disabled Permit (Blue Badge) and TPTP permit.
We are once again able to issue off-peak parking permits to University Staff for private use. These can be purchased for £40 (non-refundable). For further details and a link to the application form, please see the off-peak section below.
If you need to park at off-peak times for work purposes you should apply via the TPTP form and select the option ‘out-of-hours required.’
If you want to park at one of the hospital sites, you will need to email the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
As of 1 February 2021, Security Services will issue civil parking notices for expired off-peak parking permits. If you currently hold an off-peak permit which is past its expiry date you will need to apply for a new one.
The ONLY peak parking permit recognised as valid by Security Services for enforcement purposes is the TPTP permit. Staff are encouraged to book their new permit as soon as possible as this will allow them to receive updates on changes to parking provision.
Holders of a TPTP permit are asked to consider using non-central University car parks, suitable for those who can park and pedal, or park and walk. Priority should be given to colleagues with disabilities or caring responsibilities, who may be reliant on access to more central spaces. It is also desirable to reduce the overall number of cars travelling to the city centre as far as possible.
Additional car parking spaces are being made available on a temporary basis only. Where possible, staff are encouraged to avoid car use when travelling to work. TPTP permit holders should note that these permits are temporary and may be withdrawn at short notice following changes to Government travel advice.
Park and Stride Sites
Central Parking Sites