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Apply for parking permits and reserve a paid parking space on eParking

All parking areas of the Turku Student Village Foundation (TYS) housing locations require a parking permit via the eParking application. You can apply for a parking permit starting from early February 2024. However, the parking control will start monitoring the permits only later in the spring.

A parking permit has already been required at the parking areas of Aitiopaikka, Ikituuri, Nummenranta, Student Village West and Yo-talot for a while. In these areas the parking control is also already in effect. With this change we aim to ensure that the parking spaces of the housing locations are always firstly available to our tenants.

Every TYS tenant has a right to get a parking permit to their housing locations parking area. The parking license is available for the tenants free of charge, but the tenant has to apply for it via the eParking app. The parking permit expires when the lease of the apartment ends.

Please note that the parking permit does not guarantee a free space but provides you the right to park in your housing locations parking spaces (except for the paid spaces with heating poles).

The reservation and billing of the paid parking spaces with heating poles is also managed through eParking. All the parking spaces at housing location Aitiopaikka are paid spaces with heating poles, but the Aitiopaikka tenants can apply for a parking permit to the cost-free parking areas of Nummenranta.

Wrongly parked vehicles will be fined. Parking control is provided by ParkkiPate Oy. Possible reclamations regarding fines and the like issued by ParkkiPate must be addressed directly to ParkkiPate as instructed in the notice accompanying the fine.


Visitor parking

Guests may park in streetside parking spaces and the dedicated guest parking spots available at Kiertotähti, Tavasti and the Student Village. It’s also possible to apply for a parking permit to your housing location and input the registration number of your guest’s car. However, please note that the parking permit may only be active for one registration number at a time.

Please consider that when applying for a parking permit for the first time, the processing may 1-5 business days. Once you have been granted a parking permit, you can add registration numbers and switch between them without delay.

If you have a recurring need for guest parking, you can rent a parking space with a heating space for your car. This way, you can keep your guest’s registration number active in your parking permit, so they can use the regular parking spaces at your housing location. If you believe that your housing location should have more dedicated guest parking, please contact your local tenant committee.


Visiting the housing office and moving in or out

There are some free customer spaces for customers visiting the housing office at Inspehtorinkatu.

Please note that parking in yards and rescue routes is forbidden – but short-term temporary parking in the yards is allowed when moving in or out of the building or when making a quick delivery. Parking control can also be asked to fine a vehicle that is parked in a reserved space.

Applying for a parking permit

Register at or by installing the eParking app to your phone. The username is your email address (we suggest you use the same email address which you’ve given to TYS). You can also register with your Google account, when your information will be transferred automatically to the system.

You can download the eParking app from Google Play or the App Store. You can find the instructions for using the app on

  1. Install the app.
  2. Open the app and locate your housing location on the map.
  3. Press the lock-symbol and choose “Turun Ylioppilaskyläsäätiö” from the drop menu.
  4. Press “Jatka” and choose your housing location from the dropdown list.
  5. Send the application. Your tenant status with TYS is checked by eParking within 1-5 business days.
  6. Add your registration number under the permit, after your application has been accepted.

When your application has been accepted, you’ll receive an email from eParking. Log in to the system and choose “Monthly parking” on the left side of the page. Choose the parking area you wish to use and add the registration number of the vehicle to the system.

Your permit can be active for one registration number at a time, but you can still enter multiple registration numbers under one permit and switch between them. When parking, make sure that the registration number of the car being parked is active in the app.


Billing of paid heating pole spaces

eParking will send invoices via email to residents who have rented a parking space with a heating pole. Mark the sender of the message as trusted and check your email spam folder regularly to be sure. If the invoice is not paid by the due date, the parking right will be terminated. Parking error fees due to an unpaid invoice will not be refunded.

You can see your current reservations under the section ”My reservations”.  In this section you can also update the registration number of the vehicle which you’re currently using.

The person parking the vehicle is personally responsible for setting the parked vehicle’s registration number as the active registration number in the app. The parking permit for regular parking spaces can be active for one registration number at a time. Meanwhile, tenants who have reserved a paid space with a heating pole can input multiple registration numbers under their contract, after which all these vehicles have the right to use the heating pole space for parking.