Permit Information

Permit Parking is a key element in the Campus Traffic Management and Parking policy. This measure is to ensure that all parking spaces on campus are used only by approved campus users, thereby eliminating parking of non-campus vehicles on our campus. Permits do not guarantee the holder that a parking space will be available, but they ensure that the parking capacity is available for permit holders.

Permits will not be required for Motor Bikes and Mopeds.
Motor bikes and mopeds are not permitted to park in the general parking spaces on campus and must park in the dedicated area in car park 2 or the covered cycle shelter located to the side of the Eolas Building.

Eligibility for Permits

Permits will be available to the following categories of campus users:

All staff on permanent and temporary contracts, and occasional staff. Valid staff ID numbers will be required to apply on-line.
SPCM staff should see their department regarding the parking code required to apply for a parking permit. This code should be entered in the staff ID section on the application page. 

All students who need to be on campus during the core hours of 08:30 to 17:00hrs Monday – Friday will be eligible to apply for permits. Proof of Registration and evidence of insured interest in the vehicle being registered may be required to obtain a permit.
A student who no longer requires a parking permit after semester 1 may return their permit and seek a reimbursement of €20. The permit must be returned, together with the Single Semester Student Reimbursement form to the Traffic Management Office at the end of semester 1.

Staff and Students may only apply for one permit. Up to two vehicle registration numbers may be registered per permit but only one vehicle is permitted to park on campus at any given time.
Once an application has been validated, details on how the permit may be obtained will be communicated by e mail to each applicant.

Disabled Parking:
A number of spaces will be marked for use by drivers who have a blue Disabled Permit. Such permit holders will not require a separate campus parking permit to park in these areas.

University Services:
Spaces will be provided for Campus Service vehicles. Permits to access these spaces will be issued by Parking Office Office .

Special set-down areas will be identified for Deliveries. A maximum stay rule of 30 minutes will be enforced in these areas.

Third party Service Providers / Contractors:
Suppliers to campus may be issued with a service permit to allow access to a limited number of Services parking spaces. If no such parking spaces are available, such vehicles will have to use the Pay and Display car parks (tariff must be paid) or park off-campus. Contact for more information.

Campus Businesses:
A small number of spaces will be designated for use by businesses based on campus. A valid campus parking permit will be required to access these spaces. These spaces will be separate from the designated Staff and Student parking spaces.

Cost of Permits/ Type of payment accepted:

  • Credit/Laser Card:
  • Bank Draft:
  • Salary/Pay Deduction:

N.B Bank Drafts should be made payable to Maynooth University for the amount of €40 and together with a Manual Permit Application Form form handed in to the Traffic Management Office, North Campus.
Permits will cost €40 per academic year. Arrangements are in place to facilitate staff who may wish to have the payment deducted from payroll. By accepting the pay deduction option, you agree that the cost will be deducted in two payments from your salary.

Permit cost refund.
Parking permits are issued on a semester/ semester basis i.e. permits purchased in September at a charge of €40 are valid for the two semester. Permits purchased after the end of the first semester are charged €20.
A week after submitting the application, permit applications applicants will be deemed to have used the parking facilities. Depending on the date of application, permits may be returned for a full or partial refund.
Permits purchased in September at a charge of €40 must be returned by the start of the second semester to avail of the 50% refund. There will be no refund offerd on permits purchased for the second semester.
Parking permit applications will be rendered invalid and canceled if they cannot be validated and a refund made as deemed appropriate by the traffic management office.
Parking permits are not transferrable
Replacement Permits:
A €15 charge will apply for any replacement permit request. Contact the Traffic Management Office for details.

Change of Details:
Permit holders may alter details such as vehicle registration number on their permit at any time, by emailing their change to It is imperative that any vehicle parked on campus must be registered on the Permit Management System or it is at risk of being clamped. It is the drivers responsibility to alert the Traffic Management Office of any change of vehicle driven to campus​

If you park a vehicle on campus, other than in the P&D zones, you must have it registered on your permit or the vehicle is at risk of being clamped.