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1. General Regulations

Regulations have been updated to FY20, effective August 1, 2019. Current regulations are also available in PDF form.

1.0 The University of Kansas, through the Board of Regents and its administrative officers, is authorized by state law to establish parking rules and regulations and to assess penalties for infractions of these regulations. Regulations are established by the Parking Commission with approval of the Provost.

Any motorized vehicle operated on the property of the University of Kansas is subject to all regulations governing parking at the institution.

Parking is restricted year-round. All campus parking shall be restricted to vehicles with permits/e-permits which authorize parking in that area or where the meter fee or garage toll has been paid.

Parking spaces are marked with paint - if there are no painted lines, it is not a parking space. The only exceptions are gravel parking lots.

A car is considered parked if it is not in motion, and a ticket may be issued even if you are sitting in your illegally parked vehicle.

1.1 All communication regarding tickets and permits/e-permits will be conducted through email, using university registered email addresses (see University Electronic Mail Policy).

1.2 Traffic Control Booths, and/or gates, are located at the entrances to central campus in order to control and restrict traffic in the central campus area. During the hours when access to campus is restricted, only vehicles authorized by assigned permit or by a courtesy pass may enter the campus. The stop sign shall always be observed.

Generally, traffic is controlled from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Campus may be open for drive through after the last day of finals, until the week before classes begin each semester. During the summer session, access will be controlled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Access to campus via the gate on Sunflower Road, north of Wescoe Drive, is extremely limited to some university service vehicles and public transit buses. Only vehicles with authorized transponders may enter campus through the gate during restricted hours.

1.3 Parking & Transit is not responsible for incorrect information given out by anyone other than Parking & Transit employees.

1.4 Failure of Parking & Transit to strictly enforce any parking regulation shall not be construed as a waiver for the future enforcement of the regulation.

1.5 Tickets are sent via KU-registered email and/or placed on vehicles at time of issuance. Parking & Transit is not responsible for emails not read by recipient or tickets removed from vehicles thereafter. If a ticket is issued to a student, FERPA prohibits us from discussing the situation with anyone other than the student. Tickets issued to non-students may not be discussed with anyone other than the person cited.

You must have a permit or pay by the hour to park in a KU lot
Parking is self-funded, receiving no state funding or tuition money
15,000 parking spaces on campus
Main campus closed to drive-through traffic 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Anyone with a valid KU Card can ride buses free
Parking meters using Parkmobile now accept credit cards
Follow parking on Twitter: @parkingKU
Visitors should park in parking garages or at meters
Red, Blue, and Gold zones are ticketed Monday through Friday year-round
To use ADA parking, you must register your placard with Parking & Transit and buy a parking permit
In residence hall zones, we patrol continuously and issue tickets day and night starting at 7 a.m. Monday and ending at 5 p.m. Friday when classes are in session
48 hours before closing lots for events, we'll post a real estate sign with the date and time at the entrance
Walking time from lot 57 (Stadium) to Wescoe: 6.5 minutes
Walking time from lot 90 (Recreation Center) to Wescoe: 8.5 minutes
Going to Watkins Health Center? Park at the meters, pay for 1 hour 
Using a yellow permit costs $1.93/day. Park & Ride is $1.41.
You don’t need to own a car to use a car – check out Enterprise Carshare.