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Our Policies

Dalhousie's parking year is September 1st - August 31st.

  • All vehicles parking on Dalhousie property shall have valid registration and insurance and must display proper provincial/state license plate/temporary sticker at all times. Failure to display a valid license plate/temporary sticker will result in a parking ticket and the vehicle may be towed or immobilized at the owner’s expense.
  • Permit holders must display a valid permit at all times. Failure to display a valid permit will result in a parking ticket and the vehicle may be towed or immobilized at the owner’s expense.
  • Daily and weekly permits are no longer available. Instead, visitors must use one of our Pay and Display parking lots or parking meters. A Pay & Display ticket must be visible. 
  • Permits are issued only by Security Services; no others are authorized or recognized.
  • The absence of a ‘NO PARKING’ sign does not necessarily indicate that parking is permitted in a particular area.
  • If part of a parking lot or parkade must be closed for a period of time to carry out maintenance or repair, the University will not be held responsible to provide alternative parking during that period.
  • The cost of repairing damage to University property caused by or through the operation of a vehicle will be charged to the owner of the vehicle.
  • Parking permits remain the property of the University and will be revoked if improperly used.  Revoked permits are not subject to financial compensation.
  • By issuing a permit, the University assumes no responsibility for damage to, or theft of, any vehicle and/or its contents. The University does not assume any responsibility for injury or accident however caused.
  • Dalhousie employees registered as part-time students are not eligible for student permits.
  • Parking permits are for the exclusive use of the applicant. Permits may not be sold, exchanged, given away.
  • Purchasers may receive a pro-rated refund up to 30 calendar days from the date of purchase upon the return of their permit to Security Services. With the exception of Reserved Parking Permits, which are prorated, no refunds can be made after that date, unless an employee is required to be away from the workplace for a period exceeding three months, due to illness, injury, maternity, or paternity leave. In such cases, the affected employee must surrender their permit to Security Services, accompanied by relevant medical documentation, in order to receive a prorated refund. In addition, should the employee concerned return to the workplace prior to August 31, the permit may be reinstated on a prorated basis
  • Visitors may obtain a monthly parking permit from Security Services, or use any one of the parking meters or Pay and Display lots on University property. Daily and weekly permits are no longer available. The LeMarchant Place or Rosina lot offer full day parking.
  • The purchase of a general parking permit does not guarantee the purchaser that a parking space will be available on University property. With the exception of reserved parking, all parking on University property is on a space-available basis.


  • Outdoor reserved parking spaces are almost exclusively used for accessible parking
  • All outdoor reserved parking spaces on University property are reserved from 7:00 am until 4:30 pm, seven days per week
  • Outdoor reserved permit holders who plan to be away from the University for one month or more are required to advise Security Services so that their spaces may be temporarily reassigned
  • Between 7:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, outdoor reserved permits are only valid at their designated reserved parking space or lot.  During  evenings  (4:30 pm  –  1:30  am)  and  weekends  (7:00  am  –  1:30  am)  outdoor reserved permits are  also  valid  at  any  general parking space  on campus
  • Outdoor reserved permit holders may be authorized to use general parking spaces between 7:00 am – 1:30 am, Monday through Sunday, if prior authorization is provided to the Director of Security Services, in writing, from the appropriate Dean, Director or Department Head, and a valid sticker, issued by Security Services is affixed to the parking permit.


This type of permit gives the user exclusive access to a specified reserved lot at the University. There are several different types of reserved lots - some are inside parkades and heated and at the highest yearly rate. There may be limited numbers of these spots available. Lower-cost permits are applicable to the Sir James Dunn parking lot, and the top floor of the CSB. Currently, none of these permits are available. There is a waiting list of more than 200 people for each location, and it will be several years before a spot opens up. You can ask to be put on the waiting list by emailing parking@dal.ca.  

Security Services utlizes first-offense immobilization, or “booting”, for vehicles without Dal permits parked in general spaces without authorization on the Halifax campuses. Individuals will be able to have the boot removed by Security Services, 24/7, at a fee of $75.

Last updated - November 2016