Parking Services adds online payment system

It just got easier for students to buy a UWindsor parking permit. Parking Services’ new online payment system enables the purchase of student parking permits on the Web, eliminating the need to wait in line to purchase a permit.

The service is especially useful for students living, vacationing or working outside of Windsor in the summer when permits for the fall semester go on sale, says manager Laurie Butler.

“Students used to have to purchase their passes in person from our office,” she says. “Now they can go online to purchase their permits and pick up the physical passes when they come back to campus in the fall. It’s all about convenience.”

The system also allows anyone receiving a ticket for a parking infraction to pay it or appeal online.

“Now you just log on with the number of the ticket and your license plate and you can charge it to any credit card or the UWinCARD.”

Butler says the project involved a great deal of collaboration with IT Services, finance and public affairs.

This system is not available for the purchase of staff or faculty permits.

“The students all buy the same pass, but employees are assigned to specified lots and placement is based on seniority and waiting lists,” says Butler. “Online purchase is just not feasible at this time.”

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