Parking Permits

On June 1, new parking software comes into effect on the Kamloops campus to streamline and simplify how you manage and purchase parking permits in all lot types. Current summer permit holders are unaffected but any permits purchased after June 1 need to be purchased through the new software, which requires a new account to be set up.

Parking rates, meters and payment options remain the same.

For those who pay for daily parking using an app, hangTag replaces PayByPhone, which aligns our parking app with that used at Service Canada, TRND civic buildings and many downtown locations.

Permit locations

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 hangTag Parking Portal Long-term permit is $250 per semester purchased through hangTag Parking Portal Long-term permit is $300 per semester purchased through hangTag Parking Portal Long-term permit is $1,225 per year purchased through hangTag Parking 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 Monthly payroll deduction is $102.08 ($4.79/day)

How to purchase a long-term permit

Go to the TRU hangTag parking 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. Follow the prompts to make payment and confirm. For all ePermits that require an approval (such as payroll deductions), confirmation of approval must be sent to validate ePermit

How to enter the reserved and premium permit lottery

Go to the TRU hangTag parking portal and follow these steps:

  1. Follow steps 1-3 of the section “How to purchase a long-term permit” (above)
  2. 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.
  3. Repeat step 2 for all ePermits you are willing to accept. A lottery will be done for each ePermit.
  4. 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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Discount for employees living outside Kamloops Transit service

If you live outside the Kamloops Transit area, you may qualify for a 20 percent parking discount on semester and annual parking permits. Bring or email your receipt for your semester or annual parking permit to the TRU Parking Office with a copy of your driver's licence (showing your home address) and your employee number (subject line "Outside transit area discount"). The Parking Office will verify you live outside transit service before processing the discount on your permit. Applications for the discount on fall, winter, and summer semester permits are due Sept. 30, Jan. 31, May 31, respectively.

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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