Regulations > Definitions

  1. Transponder: A RF (Radio Frequency) device that allows access and exit to and from gated parking lots. The transponder may only be used in vehicles that have been pre-registered on the parking permit application. Parking is available, according to the parking lot allocation policy, to faculty, staff, students, and external agencies on campus. The cost per transponder is $40.00.
  2. Lost or Stolen Transponder: This includes transponders that are lost, stolen, or are left in a vehicle that is sold, traded, or damaged. The replacement cost is $40.00.
  3. Defective Transponder: Transponders that are not functioning properly. Transponders that are damaged due to intentional misuse have a replacement cost of $40.00. Otherwise, the defective transponder will be replaced by Parking Services at no cost.  
  4. Parking Permit: A transponder that allows access to, and exit from parking lots. It is available in accordance with the parking lot allocation policy to faculty, staff, students, and external agencies on campus. Parking services will issue only one permit per applicant; however, secondary transponders may be purchased for secondary vehicles registered under the same permit. The permit may only be used for family owned vehicles that have been pre-registered on the parking application. Persons obtaining a McMaster parking permit (including temporary permits), are permitted to park only one vehicle on campus at any one time. Parking permits will require the purchase and continual use of a transponder, as indicated above, in order to grant access to the allocated parking lot(s).
  5. Hangtag: A decal with the lot identifier, serial number and expiry date issued by McMaster Parking Services. The hangtag may only be used in vehicles that have been pre-registered on the parking permit application. The Hangtag must be displayed on the rear-view mirror with the lot identifier, serial number and expiry date, facing the windshield. Once the hangtag has expired it must be removed from the rear-view mirror. Parking is available, according to the parking lot allocation policy, to faculty, staff, students, and external agencies on campus.