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Resumption of parking regulations from 1st September 2021

Following the Government announcement regarding the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and our plans to enable more colleagues to return to our campuses to work, parking charges for permit holders have been reinstated on our Exeter campuses from 1 September 2021.

This decision was approved by VCEG and means that annual permit holders will begin to see salary deductions from their September pay, and Authority to Park users will need to pay £2 per day to park as well as displaying their permit. Usual eligibility rules will apply. All temporary COVID-19 permits will not be valid after this date.


Removal of parking machines

In line with the University's policy on being a cashless institution, we have taken all of our parking ticket machines out of service, and instead replaced with a more versatile cashless payment solution.  To make any pay and display payments going forward (the £2 authpority to park charge, or visitor pay and display), you will have to now use our cashless parking payment provider, Pay By Phone.  With Pay By Phone you have the option of using their app on a smart phone, or by calling the dedicated automated payment line, or by using your desktop computer or mobile web browser.

The arrangement with Pay By Phone means that there are no hidden charges, you will only pay the same amont you would have if we were using cash.  There are some chargeable services provided, such as text message reminders, but these are disabled by default so you would have to opt in to take advantage of these.

To set up your account with them, please visit the website


When you make a payment through the system, you will need the location code to ensure you are seeing the correct tariff.  These location codes are summarised below;


804180 - This code is for authority to park users.  When purchasing your £2 ticket to validate your permit, you should use this code.  This code is the same regardless of where on the Exeter Campuses you park.

804186 - This code is for Car Park C ONLY.  This will show the visitor pay and display rates only.

806553 - This is the code for Sports members to use the sports centre car park on Streatham campus only.  This will enable you to purchase a free 2 hour ticket.  NB - You will still be asked to provide payment details, but the charge will be £0.00