Parking Permits

Parking permits update

The parking lottery for reserved and premium permits has concluded. Economy and general long-term permits are still available for purchase in the TRU hangTag portal, which is accessible anywhere you have internet access. 

Economy, general and premium permits no longer require a printed permit hanger. Verification will be done through your license plate number.

Reserved permits: If you were successful in the reserved permit lottery and confirmed your purchase in the TRU hangTag portal, a reserved stall number has been assigned to you. To verify your stall number, you must display a permit hanger in your vehicle. Reserved permit hangers for students are ready for pickup at the Parking window in the Campus Activity Centre. Permit hangers for employees have been sent via interdepartmental mail.

If you park in your assigned reserved stall before receiving your permit hanger this week, you may get a reminder to display your hanger, but not a ticket. (Don’t remember your reserved stall number? Email parking@tru.ca with your name and TRU ID number.) Starting Sept. 13, you will be ticketed if you are parked in your reserved stall without displaying your permit hanger.

To purchase and manage your parking permits, use the TRU hangTag Portal. To pay for daily parking, use the hangTag app on your phone.

Types of permits

Economy General Premium Reserved
First-come first-served, Lot N, NT, XT and Z First-come first-served, any general lot (E, H, J, M, T1, T3, W and WH) Guaranteed, specific lot only (A3, B, C, D2, L1, S, T2 or V1) Guaranteed, one specific numbered stall in a selected lot
Half-day ($3, N only) or all-day ($4) from lot dispensers or hangTag app All-day ($5) from lot dispensers or hangTag app No daily parking No daily parking
Long-term permit is $200 per semester purchased through TRU hangTag Portal Long-term permit is $250 per semester purchased through TRU hangTag Portal Long-term permit is $300 per semester purchased through TRU hangTag Portal Long-term permit is $1,225 per year purchased through TRU hangTag Portal
If you park five days/week, the long-term permit is $2.50/day If you park five days/week, the long-term permit is $3.13/day If you park five days/week, the long-term permit is $3.75/day Monthly payroll deduction is $102.08 ($4.79/day)

Permit locations

How to purchase a long-term permit: economy and general lots

Go to the TRU hangTag Portal and follow these steps:

  1. Sign in or click 'Create Account' to register. The login credentials used through this Parking Portal are the same credentials used in the hangTag app.
  2. When your profile and vehicle information have been added, click on 'Buy ePermits'.
  3. Use the filters by clicking 'ePermit Group' to narrow your search. If you want payroll deduction, select that filter first.
  4. Follow the prompts to make payment if you did not choose payroll deduction.

How to enter the reserved and premium permit lottery

Go to the TRU hangTag Portal and follow these steps:

  1. Sign in or click 'Create Account' to register. The login credentials used through this Parking Portal are the same credentials used in the hangTag app.
  2. When your profile and vehicle information have been added, click on 'Buy ePermits'.
  3. Use the filters by clicking ePermit Group to narrow your search and select the ePermit you wish to purchase.
  4. Once you have found the ePermit(s) you wish to apply for, click on 'Join Waitlist' and confirm. You will receive a confirmation email from hangTag support; ensure they are on your safe sender list.
  5. Repeat step 4 for all ePermits you are willing to accept. A lottery will be done for each ePermit.
  6. The winners of each lottery will be notified by hangTag support (in early August for fall permits). You will have seven days to confirm your permit. Should you win more than one permit, please only accept your top choice and decline the rest to avoid being overcharged.

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Reimbursement for employees living outside Kamloops Transit service

If you live outside the Kamloops Transit area, you may qualify for a 20 percent reimbursement on the cost of your parking permit each semester. You will need to apply each semester, even if you are an annual parker. Applications for the reimbursement on fall, winter and summer semester permits are due Oct. 1, Jan. 31, May 31 respectively.

To apply, please email parking@tru.ca (subject line “Outside transit area reimbursement”) with your TRU ID number. The Parking Office will verify if you live outside the transit service area before processing your reimbursement.

For the fall semester, reimbursements will be issued in January, the winter semester in May and the summer semester in August. Faculty and staff will receive their reimbursement through direct deposit. Students will be mailed a cheque to their address on file.

Seasonal commuter permit

As a thank-you for using alternative transportation, TRU is offering a seasonal commuter parking permit to cyclists. Register your bike with the Sustainability Office to be eligible for a seasonal commuter permit valid from Nov. 15 to March 15 for either economy ($200) or general ($250) lots.

Cycle until mid-November, park during winter weather, resume cycling in March, and save the equivalent of one semester of parking! Up to 100 permits are available (first-come, first-served). Register by Sept. 30, then purchase your seasonal commuter permit at the parking desk in the TRU Bookstore.

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