Campus Parking Information

Paid parking is in effect year round including holidays and weekends. Parking Rates

Prior to purchasing your parking permit you will need to create your parking account if one does not already exist. To create or update your parking account, go to the Parking website and log-in with your campus wide log-in (CWL ID). H lot permits are sold on a first-come first-serve basis from the Parking Services office and will be available until they sell out. We then offer a waitlist for any interested parties.

 Any outstanding parking violations must be paid before a permit is able to be purchased.

One permit per student

Paid parking is in effect year round including holidays and weekends.
September 1 until April 30 for non-permit holders: E, F lot available after 1pm.
B, G, J lot available after 12pm.

  • Day Passes: $6 – H Lot, $7 – B, G, J(after 12 pm), R Lots, $8 – E, F(after 1 pm), M, W Lots
  • $4/3 hours – H Lot, $5/3hrs B, G, J(after 12 pm), R Lots, $6/3hrs – E, F(after 1 pm), M Lots
  • W Lot – $3/2 hours, $5/4hrs
  • Pay Stations accept: VISA / MasterCard and $1 / $2 / 25¢ coins
    Note: if a Pay Station is bagged/covered, this lot is available for permit holders only.
  • Meters (2 hour max): $1.50 per hour ($1 / $2 / 25¢ coins accepted)

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Monthly Permit Rates*

* GST Extra

Lot Effective Sept 1 2018 Effective Sept 1 2019
H Lot $55 $60
B/ J/ R Lots $65 $70
E/ F/ G/ S/ W Lots $75 $80

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Lot R Permit OnlyR lot is reserved for students living on campus. Residence permits can be purchased online by logging into your parking account, or from the Parking office located in 123 Kalamalka. Residence parking spaces are limited and a parking assignment is not guaranteed.

The cost of the permit is determined by the purchase date. A full month fee is applicable if the permit is purchased before the 16th of the month. Campus Map

Non permit holders must pay the $7 fee at the R lot Pay Station on Discovery Avenue located directly across from the Similkameen entrance. These Pay Station passes are valid for 24 hours or 48hrs (depending on permit purchased) and for R lot parking areas only.

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Permanent Staff and Faculty

Permanent Staff and Faculty are eligible for an ongoing payroll deduction. Passes are based on availability and must be purchased from the Parking Services office. Employees may be placed on a waitlist if applying for a parking pass during the regular school year. Evening permits are not available for purchase via a payroll deduction.

Payroll cancellations are either at the 16th or the end of month. Lot changes are permitted May 01 until mid-July each calendar year. Permit exchanges are accepted after mid-September and is based on lot availability.

When you are no longer in need of the permit you must inform the Parking Services office to stop payroll deduction.

Online forms are available for Payroll Application or Cancellation /Exchange. Go to forms.

Sessional Employees

Sessional employees on a minimum 12 month term are eligible for an ongoing payroll deduction. Passes are based on availability and must be purchased from the Parking Services office.

Auxiliary employees – H Lot permits are available for 1 week, 1 month or 2 months. Semester permits (Sept – Apr) are also available – lot based on availability at time of purchase.

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Aramark or Best Permits

1 week, 1 month or 2 month permits are available for purchase – in H lot only, from the Parking Services office.

Evening permits are available for employees working after 4:30pm &/or on weekends.

Contractor Permits

If you are a contractor working on campus, a Contractor permit is available for 1 week, 1 or 2 month, or 1 year. The permit is valid in any parking lot on campus and the fee is monthly $75.00 or $37.50 per week.

The permit(s) are available for purchase from the Parking office located in 123 Kalamalka (residence). Daily permits are available from Pay Stations located in parking lots, noting time restrictions to purchase a permit are applicable for some lots. For more information, go to Contractor Information, visit the Parking Services office or call 250 807-8554.

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Accessibility Permits

Accessibility ParkingAccessibility passes cost $65 per month.

Process for Obtaining an Accessibility Parking Permit

Any faculty, staff, students or person associated with the University with a disability, who requires accessibility parking, must provide documentation in order to purchase the permit.


Students need to go to the Disability Resource Centre (DRC). Parking Services requires a letter submitted from the DRC, who may require medical information in order to issue the authorization.

Disability Resource Centre is located at: UNC 214 250 807-8053

Staff / Faculty

A letter is required from the WRAP Manager in HR Office, which would be submitted to Parking Services.

WRAP office located at ADM 002 250 807-9543

Non-UBC Staff & Contractors

A valid provincially issued SPARC Pass or City of Kelowna Disabled Parking Pass is required to issue a UBCO Disability Parking Permit. The applicant must present the valid permit at the Parking Services office at the time of purchase.

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CarpoolA carpool is defined as two or more individuals, who drive together to the University. Carpool stalls are located in lots G and H and are reserved until 10am daily for vehicles parking with 2 or more individuals. Campus Map

In order to avoid a violation notice in a carpool stall, two or more individuals must be observed exiting the vehicle at the time of parking.

If there are multiple drivers sharing a permit for carpooling, then please contact Parking Services to arrange to have the vehicles linked to the permit. Do not add another owner’s vehicle to your parking account to share the permit.

You may find your own carpool partners or you may sign up as an individual using our partner links to external site, who will attempt to match you with other interested individuals with similar commuting needs.

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All permits/passes are issued subject to observance of terms, conditions and regulations applicable. A permit/pass shall be invalid:

  • On the date of the parking permit expiration
  • When it has been cancelled or revoked in accordance with these regulations
  • When the permit is no longer under the control of the owner

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To process a refund when you no longer require a permit, visit the Parking Services office with photo ID and the method of payment used to purchase the permit ready to provide.

A pro-rated refund will be issued for the time remaining on your permit, where any full month(s) remaining you would have refunded, and more than a half month would receive a half month refund.

Alternatively, if the payment was by VISA or MasterCard you can call us with your ID and credit card on hand to have the refund processed over the phone.

Permits are not refunded in the last two weeks of a semester.

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