Virtual Parking Permit System
Oxford Brookes University operates a virtual permit system, linked to vehicle registration.
Parking permits are required for parking during peak hours (07:00 - 16:30, Monday to Friday), with associated parking charges applicable when the vehicle is parked in the University's car parks. More information about the permit system, can be found on the FAQs webpage.
Staff and students
Staff and students can create a virtual parking account. Once active, account holders can make a permit application, based on the permit eligibility criteria.
For permit holders, a daily charge is applicable when parking during peak hours. Permit holders can pay online via their online parking account or at the ‘pay and display’ machines, although a ticket will not need to be displayed.
Please note, in accordance with Oxford City Council planning regulations, students living in University Halls of Residences are not permitted to have a vehicle in the city or at their accommodation.
Please be aware that possession of a permit does not guarantee a parking space and permit holders parking outside of peak hours, are exempt from the off peak parking charges.
During peak hours, visitors enquiring about parking on campus, will need a parking space pre-booked by a member of Oxford Brookes staff, via the visitor parking portal.
Electric vehicle charge points can be found at our Headington Hill Hall and Wheatley car parks.
Please note, HMRC views the University’s provision of free-of-charge charging as a benefit in kind to the user. However, there is currently a specific exemption in place for workplace charging. The relevant tax law is Section 237A of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003.