Thank you for visiting the University of Cumbria Parking Permit Portal

University of Cumbria Parking Services


Welcome to the University of Cumbria Parking Permit Portal operated by our parking specialist - Excel Parking Services Ltd. The Portal is for Staff, Students and Contractors to obtain parking permits.

Demand for parking on University sites is high. To help manage this, the University has an established Travel Plan and Parking Policy. This policy applies to all property owned or controlled by the University of Cumbria, including all University-owned campuses, sites and student residences.

If you are new to this site, please start by creating your account (‘Account’ then ‘Register’).  Once you’ve done that, please select the type of permit application you wish to make. You will be directed to the choices for that permit.

Please note that unless you are applying for a permit for Carlisle United or Williamson Park, you won’t receive a paper permit.  University of Cumbria parking permits are managed electronically. 

Important Announcement for 2021-22

For Visitors, Students and Staff who pay for parking daily in the Pay & Display car parks, please be aware that to try and reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, the University has converted all Pay & Display car parks to Cashless Parking ONLY. Parking Payment Meters are being removed and those staff who wish to pay for their parking daily can do so by following the instruction next to the machines or by one of the following methods:

  • Online at
  • Downloading the Connect Cashless Parking APP from either the Google or iPhone Stores
  • By Phone - Call 0345 434 8008

Thank you

 Excel Parking Services Ltd