Staff & Shift Parking

Staff and Faculty may apply for any lot except lot M. If there is no space in the lot or lots, you will be placed on a waiting list apply here.

Click here for the parking application.


Full-time/part-time staff and faculty members qualify to have their parking rates deducted monthly from payroll.


Staff and faculty members who are starting a sessional, seasonal, research, maternity, paternal or other University recognized leave of absence must advise parking for deactivation of their transponder and suspension of their parking deductions in writing to Failure to do so will result in arrears being deducted for your parking from your first pay on your return to work.

Please note a refund for parking arrears deducted during a university leave will not be processed unless a written request to stop pay roll deductions was submitted at the start of the leave to the Parking Office.

Parking fees remain in place and payroll deductions cannot be discontinued for vacations or leaves of less than four weeks.


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. You must indicate the reason for putting permit on hold at the time of starting and alternate mode of transportation.


Faculty and staff with a valid parking permit may apply for any lot except lot M. If there is no space in the lot or lots, you will be placed on a waiting list apply here.

Undergraduates and external agencies and visitors MAY NOT APPLY FOR main campus lots.


Positions on the waiting lists are assigned according to full-time start date with the University.


For faculty and staff who do not pay for their parking via payroll deduction, you must renew before your current permit expires in order to maintain status in your current lot.

Shift General Information

Issued to McMaster members who hold a West Campus or Ward transponder and are required to work shifts that extend beyond the shuttle bus hours of operation.

The shift application form must be signed by the applicants direct supervisor.

The application form can be downloaded here.

Lot B
Lot B parking located in front of Student Centre and DeGroote School of Business