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Parking Permits

Lotteries for premium and reserved permits for the 2023/24 year (effective Sept. 1) are open on the TRU hangTag portal, closing July 25 for premium and Aug. 8 for reserved. Read lottery rules and instructions to enter.

Types of permits

Economy General Premium Reserved
* Part of XT is temporarily being used for student housing. There are still 86 economy parking stalls available.
First-come first-served, Lots EC, N, NT, XT* (half lot) and Z First-come first-served, Lots ET, H, M, S, T1, T3, W and WH) Guaranteed, specific lot only (C, V1 and T2) Guaranteed, specific stall only (A3, B, L, L1, D1,, D2, K and EC)
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 ($50/month) purchased through TRU hangTag Portal Long-term permit is $250 per semester ($62.50/month) 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 $2.46/day If you park five days/week, the long-term permit is $3.07/day If you park five days/week, the long-term permit is $3.68/day Monthly payroll deduction is $102.08 ($4.79/day)


  • First-come first-served, in lots C and W only.
  • All-day ($2.50) from lot dispensers or hangTag app — select lot W, change zone to motorcycle.
  • Long-term permits are $12.50/week purchased through the TRU hangTag Portal.

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

Go to the TRU hangTag Portal (computer/laptop only) and follow these steps:

  1. Sign in or click Create Account to register. The login credentials for this parking portal are the same ones used in the hangTag app (app is for daily permit parking only).
  2. Confirm or complete your profile and vehicle information, then click on Buy ePermits.
  3. Use the ePermit Group filter button to narrow your search. Employees can select the Payroll Deduction payment option, which will add you to a waitlist until your eligibility is confirmed.
  4. Follow the prompts to make payment if you did not choose payroll deduction.

Join a waitlist for premium or reserved permits

You can join the waitlists for any premium or reserved lot. If permits become available, they will be offered to waitlist applicants on a first-come, first-served basis, starting Aug. 2 and continuing into fall semester. If hangTag emails you a permit offer, you will have three days to accept or decline before the permit is offered to the next person on the list.

See Parking Regulations for TRU’s parking policies and regulations.

Share the costs of commuting and parking—find a carpool buddy through TRU Rideshare, a free online app. Learn more

Outside transit area parking rebate

If you live outside the Kamloops Transit area, you may qualify for a 20 percent rebate 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 rebate on summer semester permits are due Sept. 1.

To apply, please complete the online Out of Transit Area Parking Rebate Application. The Parking Office will verify if you live outside the transit service area before processing your rebate.

For the fall semester, rebates will be issued in January, the winter semester in May and the summer semester in September. Faculty and staff will receive their rebate 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 with Sustainability by October 31, then purchase your seasonal commuter permit on hangTag (see information above on how to purchase a long-term permit).

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