Security & Parking Services strive to provide our University Community and visitors, with safe and well maintained parking and transiting infrastructure. We are dedicated to courteous and helpful customer service through information resources, polite and knowledgeable staff, and convenient parking facilities. We encourage voluntary compliance.
We also encourage alternative means of transportation to preserve the environment. We have collaborative initiatives with the office of sustainability, such as go transit, carpool parking, and secure storage and bike locker rentals to meet storage needs for green transit users.
Flex Pass Changes
Parking Services has recently made further changes to its Flex Pass policy in an effort to keep this product aligned with its purpose of promoting sustainable modes of transportation on campus.
For more information, click here.
Changes to Underground Stadium Permit Sales
Please be advised that effective immediately, permits will no longer be sold on a per month basis for the Underground Stadium Lot.
Parking for this lot must be purchased on a Semester (May to August, September to December, January to April), Academic (September to April) or Yearly (September to August) basis. Also, there will be no refunds for unused months in the semester.
For further information, please contact the parking office at extension 24232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Joyce Centre Summer Parking
A representative will be on site at the Ron Joyce Centre on the following dates and times:
Wednesday May 1st, 2013: 10:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 3:00pm
During this time students can pickup their prepaid parking permits and apply for parking ONLY by cheque.
After May 3, 2013 students must come to the main campus parking office to collect their parking pass.
Please be advised that our online payment system is experiencing some trouble accepting payments made by Interac. We strongly recommend that you use a credit card for online payment or visit the office to pay via Interac.
If you do choose to pay by Interac online and experience difficulties with the online system then please allow 1-2 business days to see if the amount removed from your account is refunded, and if not then please contact your bank.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Lot O Closure
Notice to all Staff, Faculty, and Grad Students currently holding a Lot N, O, and P parking permit. Beginning Friday February 22, 2013, Lot O will be transformed into a temporary home for the McMaster Children's center as part of the Wilson Hall Liberal Arts Building construction. Due to the relocation of the McMaster Children's Center, Lot O will be unavailable to all transponder holders. Transponder holders are asked to park in Lot N and Lot P. The duration of the construction and relocation is estimated to be 8 months, however this timeline is subject to change.
Parking on Hold for Sustainable Commuting
Put your monthly parking permit on hold and try sustainable commuting!
Are you interested in walking, cycling, taking transit or carpooling, but not sure if you
are ready to make the leap and give up your parking space?
Parking Services will put your monthly permit on hold for one month or for up to 12 months
without risk of loosing your parking space.
Learn more about the McMaster Flex Pass, which will provide some extra flexibility while you try your new mode of travel.
Summer Interzone Parking
Interzone parking for transponder holders who park in Lots M, N, O and P will change from 7:30pm to 4:30pm. This change will be in
effect from May 3 to August 31, 2012 and will allow access to Main Campus Lots D, E, G, H, I and Stadium Underground only after 4:30pm
Monday to Friday. Interzone access to Lots B and C remains at 7:30pm and there is no access to Divinity College or metered parking lots (F, J or Q). Interzone parking on
weekends and holidays will remain the same, with no time restrictions. Please be aware that transponder holders will still need to be
back in their assigned lots before 7:30am, Monday to Friday, or be required to pay the hourly rate.
Summer Guest Parking
Staying in residence as a Summer Guest? Need Parking? Please download this form
and either fax, email it or drop it off to Security & Parking Services. Thank you.
Divinity College Parking
The Divinity College parking lot (Lot A) is now available for visitor daily, evening, and weekend parking. The parking lot is
conveniently located beside Michael Degroote Centre for Learning, Mills Library and the McMaster Student Union Centre.
Central campus daily/visitor parking rates apply.
Please click here to view the location of the Lot.
Ward Avenue Parking Lot
The lot is available to McMaster University Employees and Students and the price is $50/month. The shuttle bus for Ward Avenue runs on weekdays from 5:30am until 9:30am and then from 2:45pm until 7:30pm. Ward Avenue permits have main campus interzone access, excluding the Stadium and Divinity lots, before 7:30am weekdays and after 4:30pm Monday - Thursday, from 3:30pm on Fridays and all weekend.
Bicycles must be parked in bicycle racks
They are not to be locked to or leaned against handrails, trees, shrubs, bushes, or other features of University landscape in ways that will
cause damage to University property, interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic, or work responsibilities of University employees. Bicycles
found in violation are subject to ticketing and/or impoundment that can result in a fine of $25.00
Please click here with instructions for bicycles on campus.
Online Permit Sales
Our online permit sales system is now available for all new permit applications and renewals. Anyone with a MAC ID paying by credit card and interac
must apply using the Online Permit Sales system. If you do not
have a MAC ID, please complete an application form and submit it to the Parking
Services office with payment. You may mail your application to the parking services office with payment by cheque or money order.
All other methods of payment (Cash, and Payroll Deduction) require submission of the application in person.
Note: We are no longer accepting faxes with Credit Card information.
Renewing Stadium Parking Online
It is now possible to renew Stadium Underground Parking online. You must renew your Stadium parking before the current permit expires.
Please follow these instructions for online renewals. If you have any difficulty,
please contact the Parking Office, x20100.