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Wilfrid Laurier University Parking & Transportation Resources
March 29, 2015
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Permit Information for Residence Students

Apply for a 2014-2015 Residence Parking Permit

To apply for a 2014-2015 Residence Parking Permit, click here to download the application. The application must be completed and mailed/faxed to:

Parking and Transportation Resources

Wilfrid Laurier University

75 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5


Fax: 519-885-3870

When completing the application, please ensure you are supplying the correct licence plate, make and model of the vehicle you intend to register. Residence permits are valid September 2013 to April 30, 2015. The deadline to apply is July 25, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Successful applicants will be contacted via email in late July with further details. Permits will be available for pick up on Sunday August 31st, 2014 and Monday September 1, 2014 during residence check-in. After this date you have until Sept. 5th, 2014 to pick up your permit from the Parking & Transportation office.

Residence students are issued either a red, green or blue parking permit in accordance to their residence assignment. Please note that each residence does not have its own parking lot and students will be issued a permit for a lot in close proximity.

Note that applying early does not guarantee you will receive a permit. All applicants will be given equal consideration up to and including the deadline. While you may still apply after the deadline, we reserve the right to waitlist individuals until we address our parking space allocation. Once waitlisted, permits will be issued on a first come, first served basis. 

If the plate(s) you intend to register incurred violations on university property prior to your enrollment, your will not be granted a permit until the fines are paid.

If you have any questions, contact us at

Where Can I Park?

Residence students park in lots designated by permit colour:

Red – Lots 30 (University Place) & 31 (Laurier Place)

Blue – Lot 34 (200 King Street Underground Parking Garage)

Green –  8 (King’s Court), 46 (325 Spruce), 47 (50 Marshall). Due to space restrictions, Green permit holders may ONLY park in the lot indicated on their permit.

Residence students MAY NOT park on campus and may only park in the lot designated for their permit. Further, residence students MAY NOT park in/on reserved spaces, accessible spaces, service vehicle spaces, roadways, fire routes and “no parking” areas. Permit parking is enforced in red, blue and green lots 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

Failure to utilize the lots listed above may result in a ticket and/or tow.

Violations and Payment Options

Students who are issued a parking violation are responsible for forwarding payment or initiating the appeal process (within 14 business days of the ticket being issued). Failure to pay your parking ticket(s) may result in further ticketing and/or your vehicle being towed from university property at your expense. Any un-paid parking violations may also lead to a hold on your student account.

Please click here to view our chart of possible violations and how to pay a parking ticket.

Temporary & Overnight Guest Parking

If a residence student intends to temporarily bring a vehicle to their residence (i.e. moving in and out), we offer temporary residence guest passes. These allow for 24 hour parking in the student’s residence lot or one within close proximity. 

Please plan ahead, if a residence student intends to have a guest stay with them, our office and the Information Kiosk sell Overnight Residence Guest Passes. This pass allows the guest to park in lot 3A single row along side Willison Hall residence. Signs in this area indicate overnight guest parking. Guests must move their vehicle by 8:00 a.m. the following morning (if the next day is a week day, Mon - Fri) to another pay lot, either a meter or the Pay & Display lot. The cost for a permit is currently $9.20/night. If you are interested in having your guest park at your residence you will need to come to the Parking office and if availability permits we can issue an overnight permit for a cost of $12.15 and up/night, payable by cash or cheque only.

Lost/Stolen Permits

If you lose your permit or have it stolen, please contact us immediately at or 519-884-0710 ext. 3032. To obtain a new permit, you will be required to pay a charge of $35.00 and your old permit will be made inactive.

Summer Parking

During the summer months, Laurier residences are used as temporary housing for those completing summer courses, attending conferences or summer camps.

If you are a student staying in residence over the summer, please contact our office to make parking arrangements.

For all other inquiries, please contact Hotel Laurier or Conference Services.

Regardless of your reason for visiting campus, all vehicles on campus must have a valid permit displayed or utilize the pay and display or metered lots.

Single Term & Co-op Students

If a student is enrolled in classes for one term or will be doing a co-op during the Winter Term, you are still required to apply for and purchase a Fall/Winter (8 month) parking permit. In December, upon completion of your studies, simply return the permit to our office for a credit of four (4) months. This credit may be used for other university charges or saved until you require a parking permit again (i.e. during the summer months).

Should you require a permit for the winter term only, we encourage students to apply during the summer. Students will be placed on a waitlist and contacted mid-December/early-January.