Permit Parking

PERMIT PARKING

*Important Notice *

Parking will be available on-campus in the East Gate Parkade and Lot 2 at the West Gate entrance. All other lots will remain closed until further notice.

 

Parking is available on-campus in the East Gate Parkade and Lot 2 at the West Gate entrance. Parking is free for the first 30 minutes and then a significantly reduced flat rate of $5 per day will apply (compared with $17 during normal operations). Hourly parking rates are unavailable until further notice and only select parking permits* are available to Residence students and employees. Payment will be contactless using the HotSpot app (fees apply). The usual pay stations will not be running. Note that reduced parking rates and available lots are continuously under review and subject to change. 


To complete payment through the HotSpot app, please follow the steps below:

Option #1: Download the HotSpot app

  • Download the HotSpot app from the Apple or Google app store

  • Follow the prompts to set-up your own personal account and choose a Hotspot membership (pay-per-use at $0.20 per transaction, $2.00 plus tax per month or $20.00 plus tax per year. The pay-per-use transaction fee is charged during the parking session, not in advance). 

  • Add money to your ‘virtual’ HotSpot wallet

  • Enter the zone number indicated on signs in the parking lot to start paying for parking 

  • Parking payments will be automatically deducted from your HotSpot ‘virtual’ wallet

Option #2: Use the QR codes or use NFC capability on signs located in the parking lots

  • Scan the QR code or simply touch your cellular device to the Fast Tap signs located in the parking lot

  • You will be redirected to the HotSpot parking payment page. Note that this is a pay-per-use option and subject to a $0.20 fee per transaction. No membership is required however, Google Pay or Apple Pay must be set up on your mobile device.

  • Enter the zone number indicated on signs in the parking lot, along with your license plate number. Payments are made by Google Pay and Apple Pay only. 

Option #3: Visit htsp.ca to make desktop payments

  • If you do not have a smartphone, visit htsp.ca to create an account and use your desktop to make payments. Membership fees apply (pay-per-use at $0.20 per transaction, $2.00 plus tax per month or $20.00 plus tax per year. The pay-per-use transaction fee is charged during the parking session, not in advance).

Note that the pay-per-use option available on the app and desktop requires users to upload funds ($20 minimum) to your virtual wallet. Unused funds can be refunded by contacting HotSpot at support@htsp.ca or call toll-free 1-855-712-5888.

*Residence parking permits will be handed out on Aug. 29 and 30 when you move-in and pick up your room key. Residence parking permits can be paid for at the Residence Office located in Residence Building B from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4. Please refer mru.ca/ResidenceParking for full details.

Employees can purchase a parking permit for Lot 3 at the West Gate entrance and Lot A near the Grounds Building starting Sept. 1. Employees can sign up for a spot now using the MRU Parking Portal. If you are new to the portal, you can login using your MyMRU credentials. Simply click “Login” at the top right corner, then beneath “Customer Authentication” make sure to click “Affiliated Login”.

Permits cost $421 for the semester ($105.25 per month, $52.63 per pay period) including GST and can be processed through the payroll deduction system. If you paid in full for the Winter 2020 Semester and have a credit on file, please email parking@mtroyal.ca and we will apply these funds to your permit prior to payroll deductions taking effect. If you prefer to pay for the whole Fall 2020 Semester in advance, you can pay by Visa or Mastercard through the Parking Portal. There will be no hangtags and your license plate will be your permit number. The parking office will begin enforcement starting September 1, 2020. Please ensure you have the correct license plate to avoid being ticketed.

Parking permits for the Fall 2020 semester in Lot 3 and Lot A are temporary. When operations on campus return to normal, those who previously parked in Lot 3 and Lot A will have a first right of refusal for those lots. 

For any questions regarding HotSpot, please contact support@htsp.ca or call toll-free 1-855-712-5888.

Kindly note that the parking office remains closed for in-person services.  For other parking inquiries, please email parking@mtroyal.ca

 

Visit the Parking FAQ for more information
Key Dates for 2020-2021 Permit Sales

Parking permits may be purchased online or from the Parking Service Counter (H100 - Inside the Cougar Campus Store).
Valid photo ID is required (MRU ID Card, Driver's License or Passport).

Not offered

Winter 2021 Semester - Unavailable until further notice.

**Residence Permits for Winter 2021 are available now. Residence parking permits can be purchased at the Residence Office located in Residence Building B. Please refer mru.ca/ResidenceParking for full details.

TBA Spring 2021 Semester Permits go on sale at 8:30 a.m.
TBA Summer 2021 Semester Permits go on sale ONLINE at 8:30 a.m.
TBA Fall 2021 Semester Permits go on sale ONLINE at 8:30 a.m.
Wait Lists: Please Note: All wait list offers will only be emailed to mtroyal.ca account.


2020-2021 Permit Rates and Availability (Effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021)

Employees and students are eligible to purchase available permits at the following rates:

Permit Location Price Status
RMCCL Parkade - Annual 2020/2021 -
Staff Only (12 months)
$1665 Not offered
Riddell Library Parkade -
Annual 2020/2021 (12 months)
$1665 Not offered
East Gate Parkade - Fall and Winter 2020/2021 $930 Not offered
East Gate Parkade - Fall 2020 $465 Not offered
East Gate Parkade - Winter 2021 $465 Not offered
East Gate Parkade - Spring 2021
$232.50 TBA
East Gate Parkade - Carpool Fall 2020 $465 Not offered
East Gate Parkade - Carpool Winter 2021 $465 Not offered
East Gate Parkade - Annual 2020/2021
(12 months)
$1395 Not offered
Gated Lot 2 - Annual 2020/2021
(12 months)
$1263 Not offered
Lot 3 - January to June 2021
(Staff and Contractors only)
$631.50 Available Online Dec 21, 2020
Gated Lot 5 - Annual 2020/2021
(12 months)
$1263 Not offered
Permit Lot* - Annual 2020/2021
(12 months)
$1131 Not offered
Permit Lot* - Fall and Winter 2020/2021 $754 Not offered
Permit Lot* - Fall 2020 $377 Not offered
Residence Only - Winter 2021
(Residence Students Only)
$377 Avaliable Nov 9, 2021 at Residence Main Office Only
Permit Lot* - Spring 2021
$188.50 TBA
Permit Lot* - Summer 2021
TBA TBA
Lot 6 Carpool*** - Fall 2020 $377 Not offered
Lot 6 Carpool*** - Winter 2021 $377 Not offered
Lot A - January to June 2021
(Staff and Contractors Only)
$565.50 Avaliable Online Dec 21, 2021
Evening/Weekend** $33.25 per month Not offered
Motorcycle Permit (Gated Lot 3 and Permit Lot 8) $40 per month Not offered


*Permit Lots are lots 1, 4, 6, 6A, 8 and 9.

** Evening Hours are Monday to Friday from 4pm to 9am the following day, all day Saturday and Sunday. Evening/Weekend permits are available to employees, students, and the general public (MRU Recreation users, Conservatory patrons, etc.)

***Carpool permits are available at the Parking Office only. Lot 6 Carpool stalls are located in Lot 6 only. East Gate Parkade Carpool stalls are marked and located in level P1 and P2 only. All members of the carpool must be present to purchase the permit. Please review the carpool program guidelines to ensure your eligibility.

 

Accessible permits
Purchase of an accessible permit requires valid photo ID and Alberta Registration Certificate for your Disabled Placard. For a short term accessible permit, please bring valid photo ID and a doctor's note indicating the reason and the length of time for which the permit is required.

Motorcycle Permits
Motorcycle parking is available for $40 per month. They are located at the entrance of Gated Lot 3 and Permit Lot 8. These are designated areas for motorcycle. Please refer to lot signs for exact location or contact the parking office for details.

Flex passes
Flex passes are available to MRU employees ONLY. Each pass is valid for one day and can be used in Permit Lots 1, 4, 6, 6A, 8 and 9 only. Flex passes are sold in packs of 10 for $87.50.

Display of permits

Permits Placard must be hung from the rear view mirror and visible from the outside of the vehicle. Any permit unable to be displayed on rear view mirror must be placed on the dashboard.

Refunds and exchanges
Refunds can only be processed in-person at the parking service counter inside the Cougar Campus Store (H100). Please have your valid photo ID, parking permit placard, access card, and a form of payment card (credit or debit card). Refunds will not be given once the permits reach the last month of validity. For further information, please contact the Parking Office.

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