Department of Security Services

Car parking

Everyone who brings a car to campus, be they staff, students or visitors, will need to display a valid permit or Pay & Display ticket.

We provide a range of permits for those who wish to park here.

  • Staff permits are available to all University of Bath employees, provided they hold vehicle insurance and a full driving licence that is valid in the UK.
  • Student permits are extremely restricted and will only be issued in certain circumstances.
  • Visitor parking permits are available through University departments. Visitors should contact the department they are visiting in advance to obtain a permit.
  • We also offer permits for electric vehicles, which can be re-charged while parked on site.

Drivers are advised to apply for a permit online where possible, or at the parking office in Wessex House or the University reception desk in the library.

If you have any questions regarding parking on campus, please contact our parking team on 01225 386562 or email us at

The University does not provide a car parking space for all potential users and having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space.

There is no on-street parking near the University, where all roads are subject to either double yellow lines or resident parking permit regulations.

To find out where our car parks are located take a look at our car parking map.

Security advice

The Security team perform regular patrols of all car parks, but to keep your property secure:

  • park in well lit areas
  • keep valuables out of sight
  • keep windows closed and doors locked.