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Parking Lottery 2023/24

Lotteries for premium and reserved permits for the 2024/25 year open in June and close in July.

Premium lottery

  • Closes: TBD
  • Winners announced: TBD

Reserved lottery

  • Closes: TBD
  • Winners announced: TBD

Lottery rules 

You are not eligible to win more than once for the same lottery. If you are offered a premium permit and decline it, your remaining options are to enter the reserved lottery or to purchase a general or economy permit.

After premium applications close the premium lottery will be drawn in this order: C, V1 and T2. Once all available permits are allotted for lot C, those recipients of lot C permits are removed from the premium lottery and will be notified to accept or decline their permits. The available permits for lot V1 are allotted next, and those recipients removed, etc.

If, for example, you apply for lots C and V1, and you are one of the recipients of a lot C permit, you will be removed from the list drawing for lot V1 permits. If you are offered a lot V1 permit—drawn second after C you can assume you were unsuccessful in the draw for lot C.

After reserved applications close on the reserved lottery will be drawn in this order: A3, B, D1, D22, F, L, L1, K, R, V1 and EC, following the same process as premium, above. Note, because 2023/24 reserved permit-holders are eligible to renew their current permits, there may be few or no available spaces for new applicants in some lots.

How to enter the lottery

See the parking map to view the premium and reserved lots in effect starting Sept. 1, 2024. Please check the locations of each lot before applying. 

  1. Log into the TRU hangTag portal, set up a new account if you don’t yet have one.
  2. Ensure your credit card information and vehicle license plate number(s) are accurate.
  3. On the "Buy ePermits" tab, click on the "ePermit Group" button and choose Premium and/or Reserved. Select ‘APPLY,’ at the bottom of the list.
  4. STAFF ONLY: Please select ePermit with “Payroll Deduction” in the name; otherwise, it will ask you for credit card information. Please make your selection carefully to ensure you have chosen the right lot and the permit type you want.
  5. Click the "Join Waitlist” button for each ePermit you want. This will send the Parking Office a notification to add you to the lottery for that premium or reserved lot. You will receive a confirmation email from hangTag support; ensure they are on your safe sender list.

Notifications to confirm permit purchase

The premium permit lottery closes at 4 p.m. on date to be determined in July. Notifications to recipients begin on day after in July.
The reserved permit lottery closes at 4 p.m. on date to be determined. Notifications to recipients will begin the following day. 

If you are allotted a permit, you will receive a permit offer by email. You will have seven days (including weekends) to accept your permit by using the code provided to you via a link in the email on the parking portal. 

Payment is by credit card on the date you click accept, or by payroll deduction beginning on the effective date of your permit, Sept. 1, 2024.

Wait list begins TBD

Anyone who missed the lottery or was not successful in getting a premium or reserved permit can apply, starting 9am date to be determined, to be on a wait list if permits become available. Lottery applicants will not be automatically added to the August wait list — you must re-apply.

Any declined, cancelled or unsold premium or reserved permits will be allotted automatically to wait list applicants on a first-come, first-served basis starting date to be determined and continuing into fall semester. Recipients from the wait list will have only xx days to accept or decline the permit offered before it is offered to the next person on the list. Look for future communications about the wait list in July.

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