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 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 and the use of MRU issued parking permits* are unavailable until further notice. Payment will be contactless using the HotSpot app. 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 purchase a Hotspot membership ($2.00 plus tax per month or $20.00 plus tax per year)

  • Add money to your ‘virtual’ HotSpot wallet

  • Enter the zone number indicated on signs in the parking lot to start paying for parking (note that MRU lot zone numbers will be displayed in Lot 2 and the East Gate parkade as of Aug. 24)

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

At this time, you can download the HotSpot app and set up your account by adding your personal information, vehicle and credit card details, however, payments cannot be processed until Aug. 24. 

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.

  • Enter the zone number indicated on signs in the parking lot, along with your license plate number and payment information

Option #3: Visit htsp.ca to create an account and make payments

  • If you do not have a smartphone, visit htsp.ca to create an account and use your desktop to make payments. Note that you will have to purchase a membership to make payments.  


Up until Aug. 24, free parking is available in the East Gate Parkade or Lot 2 at the West Gate entrance. View our parking map for lot locations.

If you previously had an MRU issued parking permit, you will retain your right to park in the same specific lot in which the permit was held once on-campus activities are substantially resumed. A first right of refusal will be offered prior to permit lots being opened. Any unused parking credits held on your account from Winter 2020 will be applied to future permit payment.

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

*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.

 

For any other questions, please contact 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).

TBA

Fall 2020 Semester - Unavailable until further notice.

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.

TBA Winter 2021 Semester Permits go on sale at 8:30 a.m.
TBA Spring 2021 Semester Permits go on sale ONLINE at 8:30 a.m.
TBA Summer 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 TBA
Riddell Library Parkade -
Annual 2020/2021 (12 months)
$1665 TBA
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 TBA
East Gate Parkade - Spring 2021
$232.50 TBA
East Gate Parkade - Carpool Fall 2020 $465 Not offered
East Gate Parkade - Carpool Winter 2021 $465 TBA
East Gate Parkade - Annual 2020/2021
(12 months)
$1395 TBA
Gated Lot 2 - Annual 2020/2021
(12 months)
$1263 TBA
Gated Lot 3 - Annual 2020/2021
(12 months)
$1263 TBA
Gated Lot 5 - Annual 2020/2021
(12 months)
$1263 TBA
Permit Lot* - Annual 2020/2021
(12 months)
$1131 TBA
Permit Lot* - Fall and Winter 2020/2021 $754 TBA
Permit Lot* - Fall 2020 $377 Not offered
Permit Lot* - Winter 2020 $377 TBA
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 TBA
Lot B - Winter 2021 $377 TBA
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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