Temporary Permission To Park (TPTP)

Service update

Free parking ends on 31 October 2021 and your Temporary Permission to Park (TPTP) permit will no longer be valid. From 1 November, staff will require a new permit to park on University property. Visit University Parking Permits to apply for a new parking permit.

Any parking permit issued by the University only 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. You cannot use your permit for on-street parking on the public highway.  

To ensure permits are issued by 1 November, departments must approve applications from their staff by 1 October. Please speak to your departmental permit administrator for advice on any internal application deadlines for your department.


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 

Peak Permits

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.

Off-Peak Permits

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.’

Hospital Parking

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

Park and Stride Sites

Central Parking 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.


Currently, the only peak permits being issued are the TPTP parking permit and the University Disabled Parking permit (Blue Badge).

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

If you already hold a University Disabled Parking permit (Blue Badge) you can continue using this until told otherwise. Existing Blues Badges will remain valid regardless of their expiry date until further notice. If you require a new Disabled Parking permit please visit the relevant section below to apply.

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 2020 - 21

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.

If you are on the University payroll (permanent or contract) or work in a department as a permanent member of staff, you can purchase an off-peak permit for private use.

If you are a retiree who is actively working for a department you may apply for an off-peak permit, provided your department has given authorisation.

You are not eligible if you are a temporary or casual member of staff. 

When you apply for an off-peak permit you will be required to enter a start date in the application form. We will issue your permit for a 12-month period from whatever start date you enter, regardless of the expiry date of any current permit. The new permit will supersede, and render invalid any previous permit.

The off-peak permits are charged at a flat rate which is non-refundable. You can pay through payroll or via the online shop. If you wish to pay via payroll you will need to provide a valid Employee Number on the application form. To find your Employee Number consult your payslip or contact the payroll team on payroll@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Please note, if you require off-peak parking for work purposes, you should apply via the TPTP form above and select the option ‘out-of-hours required.’

University site




City Centre*

Old Road Campus

You can use off-peak permits only before 7am and after 4pm on weekdays but all day at weekends, including University closure days and bank holidays. 




*City centre sites

Bevington Road, St Cross Building, Manor Rd, Keble Triangle, Museum of Natural History, Parks Rd, Science Area, South Parks Rd, 7-21 Banbury Rd, 56 & 58 Banbury Rd and 15 Norham Gardens.


To cancel a current permit please email facilities@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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 TPTP 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 planon@admin.ox.ac.uk


Replacing a TPTP permit

If you have access to the original permit email, you can access another copy of your permit. Otherwise, please request a replacement by emailing facilities@admin.ox.ac.uk. No charge will apply.

Replacing an Off-Peak or Disabled Parking permit

To replace a lost or stolen Off-Peak or Disabled permit please click the button below, which will take you to the Online Store. You will be charged £5. FM Helpdesk will be notified of your payment and will send you a replacement permit in the internal mail.


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 
href="https://sharepoint.nexus.ox.ac.uk/sites/uasmosaic/estates/Documents/tptp-department-list.xlsx?Web=1">  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 facilities@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Review applications 

To view and export applications, use this link.

To approve or decline applications, use this link.

Please note, you will only see applications for which you are the permit administrator on the order.


Request a login

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



Track application

Sign in to review your application progress.


Contact us

Permit enquiries  


01865 (2) 70087



Policy enquiries 



Hospital sites 


Related links