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Parking Permits

Lotteries for premium and reserved permits for the 2024/25 year (effective Sept. 1) open in June and close in July. Read lottery rules and instructions to enter.

Types of permits

Permit type
Economy
General
Premium
Reserved
Daily
All-day $4, including taxes and $0.30 transaction fee
All-day $5, including taxes and $0.30 transaction fee
N/A
N/A
Month
$50 including taxes + $0.30 monthly transaction fee
$62.50 including taxes + $0.30 monthly transaction fee
N/A
N/A
Semester
$200 including taxes + $0.30 monthly transaction fee
$250 including taxes + $0.30 monthly transaction fee
Academic year $600 including taxes + $0.30 monthly transaction fee Summer semester $300 including taxes + $0.30 monthly transaction fee
N/A
Yearly
$600 including taxes + $0.30 monthly transaction fee
$750 including taxes + $0.30 monthly transaction fee
$900 including taxes + $0.30 monthly transaction fee
$1,225 including taxes + $0.30 monthly transaction fee
Savings
If you park five days/week, the long-term permit is approx. $2.46/day
If you park five days/week, the long-term permit is approx. $3.07/day
If you park five days/week, the long-term permit is approx. $3.68/day
Monthly is approx. $102.08 ($4.79/day)

All permit types can be purchased through the CTRL Online Permit Portal. If you are a visitor to TRU, please purchase your permit here.

If you are a veteran and would like to purchase a long-term parking permit, please contact parking@tru.ca.

Motorcycles

  • Motorcycle stalls are first-come first-served and are designated in lot C and W only.
  • Daily parking is $2.50/per day and can be purchased through the SMRTpass QR Code posted in the lot.
  • Long-term permits are $35/month purchased through the CTRL Online Permit Portal.
  • If parking in non-motorcycle dedicated stalls, regular parking rates apply as per each lot.

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

Go to the TRU dedicated CTRL Online Permit Portal and follow these steps:

  1. Log into the TRU-dedicated CTRL Online Permit Portal using your TRU credentials. If you are a visitor to TRU, go to truexternal.concordparking.com
  2. Select the permit type that you would like to purchase. The permits are organized by group (economy, general, premium, and reserved)
  3. Once a permit group is selected, you will be able to see the available permit types under the category selected. If a permit has reached capacity, you can register to be placed on a wait list if available.
  4. Once the permit type is selected, enter your license plate information and payment information.

Please note, license plates with outstanding violations can’t be registered, edited or changed until all violations have been paid.

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 you receive an email regarding a permit offer with a permit access code, you will have seven days to accept or decline before the permit is offered to the next person on the list.

See Parking Terms and Conditions 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 Oct. 31, then purchase your seasonal commuter permit on the CTRL Online Permit Portal (see information above on how to purchase a long-term permit).

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