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Frequently asked questions


Am I guaranteed a car parking space?

It is not possible to guarantee car parking spaces for permit holders. However, only a specific number of passes are issued for each car park (except the Main Car park), in line with normal practice in the operation of 'permit to hunt' car parking operations. 

I have made an error on my permit application form or would like to amend my application post submission.

You should email the Estates Helpdesk

What happens if I park on campus without a permit?

Signage has been erected on all car parks, giving warnings that cars parked without a valid permit are liable to a parking charge of £80 (reducing to £40 if paid within 14 days). Charges will be issued to vehicles not displaying a valid permit or in other ways contravening the policy (i.e. misuse of disabled bays, vehicles blocking exits). 

What if I leave DMU employment or want to give up my permit?

Permit costs are automatically calculated by payroll, and, in the instance of monthly payments will automatically cancel at the end of your last month of service. If you need a refund on advance payments then please bring the permit back to the Estates Services Building reception. Your originally supplied DMU Cashiers receipt will be handed back to you, for you to seek a refund as necessary from the DMU Cashiers Office. 

What if I change my salary or number of working hours changes?

The charges for each member of staff are calculated according to the information provided on the application (fraction of FTE and salary). These will not be reviewed until the following year’s application and so cannot be altered during the year.

If I apply for my permit within the permit year how much will it cost?

The overall cost will be as above, but you will only pay for the remaining months of the car parking year. The cost will include the complete month of your permit approval and subsequent months for the remainder of the permit year.

As a holder of a main car parking permit, should the main car park become full will I be able to park anywhere?

No, your permit is only valid for the Main Car Park and any official overflow car parks. Permits do not guarantee parking spaces. For information regarding Building Specific Parking Permits please see the relevant link on the car parking webpage

What happens if I lose my permit?

A replacement permit can be applied for and will cost £15. Please visit the Estates Services Reception for more information. 

What is the car parking permit year?

The car parking permit year is 1st September to 31st August inclusive. 

When does the renewal window for the next permit year open?

The renewal date is from the 9th of May to the 31stAugust inclusive. The permit will then be valid from the 1st September to the 31st August the year after.

How quickly will my application be processed?

Car park permit applications will be automatically approved, aside from the following categories:

  • Applications from members of staff within the DMU campus exclusion zone.
  • Applications for building specific car parks. 
  • Applications for Local Authority Blue Badge & DMU Temporary Disabled permits.

Applications for the above categories will require you to supply further information. This will be outlined in the acknowledgement email following your application submission. If you are a Unitemps; Chartwell’s; DSU and other agency member of staff (including contracted staff) then this information will be requested on your application form. Further information can be found in the Vehicle Parking & Cycle Policy.

 
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