Regulations > Parking Allocation Policy

PARKING LOT ALLOCATION POLICY

  1. Permanent faculty or staff may apply for parking in any parking lot (except for Divinity College), subject to availability of lot.

  2. Contract and Part-time faculty and staff may apply for parking in Lots N, O, P, and Stadium, subject to availability.

  3. Graduate students may apply for parking in Lots N, P and Ward Avenue subject to availability.

  4. Undergraduate students may apply for parking in Lot M or Ward Avenue, subject to availability.

  5. Persons with a disability may apply for parking, and have access to, all parking lots and all designated accessible parking spaces (except for Divinity College, unless authorized). A valid Ministry of Transportation Accessible Parking Permit is required.

  6. Retired faculty and staff from the University are entitled to no charge parking. Parking is authorized according to retirement date from the University.

  7. External agencies or commercial contractors conducting business on campus may apply for a commercial permit. This requires written approval from a McMaster University project manager and/or supervisor, to be reviewed by Parking Services. Without written approval, external agencies and contractors may apply for parking in Lot M, P and Ward Avenue only.

  8. A waitlist is a system of allocating parking for lots that are currently oversubscribed. For McMaster staff/ faculty, parking lot waitlists are based on the employment start date with the University. Requests to be put on a waitlist must be in writing and submitted to Parking Services.

  9. Faculty or staff members who pay for parking via bi-weekly payroll deductions must notify Parking Services, in writing, to discontinue parking deductions. This can be done in the event of research leave or a University authorized leave of absence. Failure to do so will result in the collection of parking deduction arrears. Upon return, parking may be purchased in the same lot held prior to the cancellation of parking.

  10. Seasonal staff employed for the eight-month academic year who pay for parking via payroll deductions must notify Parking Services, in writing, to discontinue parking deductions. Failure to do so will result in the collection of parking deduction arrears. Upon return, parking may be purchased in the same lot held prior to the cancellation of parking.

  11. Parking fees remain in place for vacations, and refunds will not be given on these occasions. Payroll deductions cannot be discontinued for vacations.