About Saint Mary's

Parking FAQ

Q: Are there any changes to parking on campus?

 A: Yes. As of September 2017, the Inglis Street parking lot (located next to the Arena parking lot off Inglis St.) is available for both General permit parking and pay-and-display parking. Please see the FM Parking Map‌ for all other parking locations (please note, our parking map is in the process of being updated; the Inglis Street lot is in the location of the church icon on the map).

Q: Do I need a parking permit to park in a General lot in the evening or on the weekend?

A: Parking permits are not required in the General lots after 5pm Monday thru Friday or on Saturday, Sundays and holidays.

Q: Can I use a parking permit at a meter?

A: No. Parking permits are not valid at parking meters.

Q: Where am I allowed to park with my Saint Mary's University parking permit?

A: The Parking Policy lists the different permit types and where they allow you to park - Parking Policy. Please view the designated parking areas outlined on the FM Parking Map.

Q: Can I park overnight?

A: There is no overnight parking in non-reserved parking areas, except for University night employees and students living in SMU residence. If you have questions regarding overnight parking, please contact Security Manager, Kevin Trudeau at 902.420.5578.

Q: Do you have a carpool program?

A: Yes, we have a carpool program, which provides reserved spaces for registered carpool groups. For more details, please refer to the Parking and Alternate Transportation Policy.

Q: When are the meters free?

A: Meters are free after 5pm Monday thru Friday and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Q: What happens if there are no parking spaces available, but I paid for a permit?

A: The University Parking System attempts to make the best use of the number of parking spaces available on campus. A parking permit does not guarantee a parking spot. Parking meters are also available on campus, but please remember that your parking permit is not valid at parking meters. Parking is also available on the streets surrounding the campus. Please contact Halifax Regional Municipality for city parking regulations.

Q: What do I do if I owe parking fines?

A: To pay the ticket(s), please come to Facilities Management, McNally South basement MS 011 basement or pay over the phone at 902.420.5572. 

To appeal a ticket, please contact University Security at 902.420.5577. Please note that all parking tickets must be paid before a parking permit will be issued.

 Parking Appeal Form