Due to construction work on Campus Grimstad, it is important to follow the signs and the messages from construction guards when walking around on campus. The parking options have also been reduced, so travelling by bike and public transport to campus is recommended. Read more at https://uia.no/grimstad
If you cannot find answers to your questions regarding parking below or on the individual campus parking pages, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking areas at UiA are indicated by public signs for parking – a black “P” on white background.
All ordinary and short-term parking spaces are subject to a parking fee. Read the signs and the information on the parking machines to see the what rates apply.
The maximum parking duration is 14 hours per day. If you leave the parking area after paying, you can return without paying a new parking fee within the 14 hours, assuming you have not cancelled your parking in the app and are parking in a space with the same rate as the one you left (see tables on the relevant campus parking pages).
The parking fee for the relevant parking area applies for every day of the week and at all hours of the day.
Parking is only allowed in marked spaces.
Electric cars must also pay the ordinary parking fees.
Motorcycles and mopeds have to park in separate motorcycles spaces near parking area P1 – in front of the main entrance at Campus Grimstad. At Campus Kristiansand motorcycles and mopeds can be parked in front of the bike parking area close to the main entrance. These spaces are not subject to a parking fee – i.e. they are free of charge.
More detailed answers to many of these questions can be found on the parking web pages “General information about parking at UiA” or on the respective pages for parking at Campus Grimstad or Campus Kristiansand.
(Apcoa Parking has bought Europark, in case the name does not look right).
Do I have to pay for parking in the evening/at night or on Saturdays/Sundays/public holidays?
Yes. The stated parking fee for the relevant parking area applies to all days and at all hours.
Where shall I send my complaint about the parking fine I got? To UiA, who receives the money, or to Apcoa (Europark), who operates the parking areas and system?
Are there regular rates for parking fines?
Yes. Fining is in accordance with the national parking regulations that came into force 1 January, 2017 with additional updates – see the government’s press release or the regulation on lovdata.no.
Can the parking areas for employees be used when going on a work trip and if you are away for several days?
Yes. Employees going on a work trip can park their cars for more than 14 hours/for longer periods on the parking areas reserved for employees as long as a parking permit is visible in the car’s windscreen or on its dashboard.
How about when a group or a division is going on a work trip and park their cars on campus for several days, and the time of departure is so late that there are no more available parking spaces for employees?
Such trips are usually planned well in advance, so please contact email@example.com well in advance so we can together come up with good solutions.
If you have parked in one area and then leave, you are allowed to come back and park your car without paying a new parking fee. But do you have to park in the same area?
Yes – but not necessarily in the same parking area. But you must park in an area with the same code as where you first parked your car.
Example: In the morning, you park your car in P4 in front of Hokus Pokus kindergarten on Campus Kristiansand. Then you must leave for a trip to Campus Grimstad, and return after lunch and park in P1 – the main parking area. Both these areas have the same Europark code: 6848 – and when Europark scans license plates, there will not be any problems. The same applies if you park in P3 – the upper parking – on Campus Grimstad and return later to park your car in P2 – the car park. Same rate and same Europark code.
The parking area near the Natural Museum on Campus Kristiansand (P7) has its own Europark code, so it is not possible to park there and return to park in another parking areas or vice-versa. Most people will probably not want to park for long durations at these parking spaces with a NOK 20 per hour rate.
How much does it cost to use the app?
Apcoa (Europark): Registering and first-time usage adds an additional 1 NOK to the parking fee. Using the app afterwards does not add any additional charges.
Easy Park: A small fee is added each time you use the app. For a 14-hour parking period that costs NOK 10, NOK 1.50 is added. This means that you pay NOK 11.50 for a 14-hour parking period.In the guest parking areas - which means the areas that costs NOK 20 per hour, Easy Park adds a minimum fee of NOK 4 for the first hour, then 15 % (NOK 3) per hour. This means for the first hour the fee totalt to 24, the first two hours the fee totals at 46 - and so on. Fees are stated in the pricing information at https://easypark.no/help/no/2432 on Easy Parks website https://easypark.no.
UiA has facilitated the use of two apps to pay parking fees – Europark or Easy Park, which you can find in the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android).
Europark’s app lets you pay the parking fee without any further costs, but for first-time usage after registering a debit/credit card, NOK 1.00 comes in addition to the parking fee. Europark are now changing their name to Apcoa - and here you find their new website. A separate UiA-agreement button is coming.
Easy Park’s app charges an additional fee og NOK 1.50 when used to pay the regular parking fee. This means that you pay NOK 11.50 for a 14-hour parking period. In the guest parking areas - which means the areas that costs NOK 20 per hour, Easy Park adds a minimum fee of NOK 4 for the first hour, then 15 % (NOK 3) per hour. This means for the first hour the fee totals to NOK 24, the first two hours the fee totals at NOK 46 - and so on. Read more on Easy Parks website.
Regular parking spaces
NOK 10 for up to 14 hours. Payment is done at a machine with coins or card, or by app from Apcoa (Europark) (free of charge to use - but charging 1 NOK for when you are using the app the first time) or Easy Park (additional charge to use - for the time being NOK 1,50 for 14 hours on regular parking spaces).
NOK 20 per hour. Payment is done at machine with coins or card, or by app from Europark (free of charge to use - but charging 1 NOK for when you are using the app the first time) or Easy Park - additional charge to use. In the short term guest parking areas - which means the areas that costs NOK 20 per hour, Easy Park adds a minimum fee of NOK 4 for the first hour, then 15 % (NOK 3) per hour. This means for the first hour the fee totals to NOK 24, the first two hours the fee totals at NOK 46 - and so on. Read more on Easy Parks website.
Parking for employees
Employees at UiA have a limited number of free parking spaces at their disposal in separate parking areas.
At Campus Grimstad, employee parking is behind a gate that can only be opened with an employee card.
At Campus Kristiansand, two parking areas at the end of the road Universitetsveien are reserved for employees. Until a digital solution is ready, cars parked here must have a card marked “Ansatt” (employee) clearly visible in the car’s windscreen or on its dashboard. Laminated “Ansatt” card with an official stamp from the university, as well as a plastic card holder that can be glued to the car’s windscreen, can be obtained from your manager. Cars which do not have a visible “Ansatt” card will be fined.
Cars parked in a manner that violates the parking rules will be fined, NOK 600 currently - or NOK 900 if the car is parked in a space reserved for movement-disabled with a parking permit.
UiA has engaged Apcoa (Europark) as a controlling authority.
Apcoa (Europark) fines violations of parking rules and is also the appellate authority. Apcoa (Europark) handles all cases about fines – meaning that all inquiries and complaints must go through Apcoa's (Europark’s) systems. On Apcoa's (Europark’s) website “About fines” you can also find out how to contact Apcoa's (Europark’s) customer support centre.
If you want to make a complaint about a fine (parking ticket), it must be submitted in writing. This can be done at www.kontrollavgift.no.
Apcoa's (Europark’s) controlling activity is performed for a set cost. Income from fines and parking go directly to UiA and is used to operate the parking facilities and for environmental efforts, cf. UiA Board’s resolution in item 101/16.
Electric cars must pay ordinary parking fees. This also applies when they are parked in a space with a charging station.
The parking spaces with charging stations are reserved for cars that need charging. Other cars must park in the regular parking spaces.
For electric cars, UiA is using the Easy Park app. At the end of the charging time that has been paid for, the electricity is turned off.
UiA has parking spaces reserved for those who are movement-disabled. These spaces are indicated by HC symbols and signs. For parking on a HC-marked space, an officially approved parking permit must be visible in the car’s windscreen or on its dashboard. Parking at UiA for those who are movement-disabled is regulated by the Regulation on parking permits for movement-disability.
Disabled parking is free of charge.
If you break your leg or become temporary movement-disabled in another manner, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org to check if you can get a temporary permit to use disabled parking.
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