University parking permits

It’s important to understand that a Temporary Permission To Park (TPTP) permit is temporary and may be withdrawn at short notice following changes to Government travel advice.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 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 TPTP permit, make sure that you select the nominated car park 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.  

Tracking your application

You can track the progress of your application on Planon. 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: Disabled Permit and TPTP permit.

Existing off-peak permits holders may continue to use these at off-peak times before 7 am and after 4 pm weekdays and anytime at weekends. 

If you want to park at one of the hospital sites, you will need to email Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Changes from 14 August 2020

The ONLY peak parking permit recognised as valid by Security Services for enforcement purposes from 14 August is the new 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.

All other University peak permits and all temporary parking permits issued by departments not using the latest online TPTP permit (including the temporary COVID-19 permit) will no longer be valid after 14 August.

Holders of a TPTP permit are asked to consider using the park and stride sites, 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

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This permit can be specified for particular days or times. Specifying will help your department to manage their allocations and also help the University to manage the car parks.  

The permits are marked with the relevant days and times when the permit is valid for use at peak times. 

University site Restrictions Cost  

All sites within the Oxford ring-road.

Only available to staff in these departments.


(subject to change)




A TPTP permit gives you the right to ‘hunt’ for space, it does not give you the right to use a particular space and does not guarantee that a space is available.


Blue Badge holders

If you are a current Blue Badge holder, you are automatically entitled to a permit to use a University parking space as close as possible to the entrance of your workplace.

Your department is responsible for reserving a suitable space for you whenever you need it.

Otherwise, it will be available for other users. You must display your Blue Badge and your parking permit. If you need to travel frequently between 2 or more sites, you are entitled to space at each one. If you visit only occasionally, you will need to arrange a parking space yourself.

If you don’t have a Blue Badge but are eligible for one, you should obtain one to qualify for the scheme, but arrangements can be made for you in the meantime.

Permits are valid for up to 12 months from 1 October to 30 September.

Disabled parking permit 2019 - 20

Hosts an apply button for the Disable parking permit.
University Sites Restrictions Cost  
All Sites Blue Badge holders only N/A APPLY


For further information relating to disabled parking or advice contact Ed Wigzell, Sustainable Travel Officer.

Currently, we are unable to renew or issue new off-peak permits for private use. Departments will be notified when staff can reapply.

If you require an off-peak permit for business purposes, please apply via the TPTP application form above and select ‘out-of-hours required’ option.

Valid off-peak permits

Existing off-peak permits holders may continue to use their permit. Off-peak permit times are before 7am and after 4pm on weekdays and anytime at weekends. 


Currently, the only permit being issued is the TPTP parking permit, this is a temporary permit and will be phased out leading up to the end of the year. 

TPTP permit holders will be automatically added to the TPTP mailing list, where they will receive updates and given sufficient notice to reapply for a peak permit when required. At this point, departments will revert to their previous peak permit allocation. 

To cancel a current peak permit or a TPTP permit please email

Make a change

Tell us if you: 

  • change your car and have a new registration number, including if you have a different car temporarily for repairs or services. Be aware notices in windscreens are not permitted. 
  • change your name or other contact details.
  • If you need to change the days on your permit, your original application will need to be cancelled and you will need to reapply. These changes may affect your department’s TPTP allocation and your new permit will need approval. 


Check the progress of your application:



Need help?

If you need further information or assistance with viewing or downloading your application, please contact the systems team on


To cancel a lost permit, please email

There is a £5 permit replacement fee for lost permits.

If you have access to the original permit email, you can access another copy of your permit, and no charge will apply.

Information for permit administrators – managing applications

If you are responsible for handling parking permit applications for staff in your department you need to make sure that the Nominated Car Parking Permit Administrator for your department in the TPTP list   has access to Planon and can approve/not approve applications as they are submitted. 

If you want to discuss the number of TPTP your department has been allocated please contact

Review applications 

To view and export applications, use this link.

To approve or decline applications, use this link.


Request a login

If you don’t have an account, please request access here.



Forgotten your login details, please email us on 

Track application

Sign in to review your application progress.


Contact us

Permit enquiries  


01865 (2) 76916 


Policy enquiries 


Permit System enquiries 


Hospital sites

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