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The Orange Zone car parks at the University of Leeds are open to the general public between the hours of 17.00 – 07.00 Monday to Friday, all day weekends, Bank Holidays and when the University is closed. Use of the car park is restricted to University staff and official pre-booked visitors during core parking hours (Monday – Friday 07.00 – 17.00). Please see below for details regarding bookings for official visitor parking.

Department Visitor Parking

During core parking hours – (07:00-17:00, Monday to Friday)

To avoid disappointment, visitor parking must be pre-booked by a University staff member. Bookings by host departments should be made using the online permit system. A confirmation email will be sent to the staff member making the booking, which will contain a code if parking is to be paid for by the visitor. This code can be used at any of the pay machines, which are located on level 1 of the multi storey car park, outside the Ziff building and in The Edge car park. Payment is made before exiting, not on arrival. Visitors do not need to display a permit in their windscreen as the ANPR cameras will verify their booking.

To make a booking:

  • You must first register your details on the system (if you have not already done so).
  • Click on the Register button from the main home screen and confirm your personal details and vehicle registration information.
  • Once you have registered your details, you can now book a visitor permit. Click on the Apply for a Permit button from the main home screen and select the Visitor option.

More details are available in our step-by-step guide for visitor parking.


If you have any problems registering your details, please contact the Car Parking Team

Public Visitor Parking

Out of core parking hours – (Evenings from 17:00, weekends and bank holidays)

Pay stations are available to enable members of the public to pay for parking outside of the core hours; evenings after 17:00, weekends and bank holidays. These are located in the multi storey car park, outside the Ziff building and in The Edge car park.

Parking tariffs

Parking tariffs apply from 17.00 to 07.00 Monday- Friday, all day weekends, Bank Holidays and University closed days. Any vehicle left outside of these periods must have a valid Orange Zone Permit or pre-authorisation from the University.

For more information on tariffs, including how to pay and a full list of terms and conditions, please see our tariffs PDF.

Parking Tariffs
Up to 2 hours £2
Up to 3 hours £3
Up to 4 hours £4
Up to 5 hours £5
Up to 6 hours £6
Up to 12 hours £7
Up to 24 hours (Weekends only) £12


Parking Charges

Any vehicle not registered on the system will be issued with a parking charge of £80 (reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days). Please refer to the Parking terms and Conditions.

Methods of Payment

Car parking on campus can be paid at the payment machines located in the multi storey car park, outside the Ziff building and in The Edge car park in the Orange Zone.


All contractors’ official vehicles used for deliveries and unloading heavy equipment are allowed 40 minutes in the Orange Zone car parks without a prior booking.

Except for loading or unloading heavy equipment contractors must not park in restricted areas marked by double yellow lines or hatching. These areas must be kept clear for health and safety purposes.

Contractors requiring daily parking or for longer periods should contact the department they are working for to arrange parking. Contractor vehicles are permitted to park in the main visitor car park area known as Orange Zone. In exceptional circumstances, a contractor vehicle may be permitted to park in a different zone close to the works being carried out. Any such applications should be raised with the Car Parking team in advance of the date parking is required.

It is essential that the permit is clearly displayed in the vehicle.

For further enquiries please contact the Car Parking Team on 0113 34 35491 or