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Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is at a premium on the KU Lawrence Campus, and is first come, first serve, every day. Please feel free to call or visit Parking & Transit, so that our staff can help you to determine what your best options may be.

Anyone with a registered accessible placard and a paid KU parking permit can park in any regular parking space (Yellow, Red, Blue, Gold, Park & Ride, and Housing). 

The Kansas Department of Revenue has an online form for an accessible placard application on their web page.


There are ADA-compliant accessible parking spaces in most parking lots on campus. However, in some parking lots there is no accessible entrance to nearby buildings, and those spaces have then been moved to other areas where additional accessible parking may be needed.

The ratio for accessible parking spaces in a given parking lot is determined by the ADA regulations. We calculate the number required per parking lot, but that number is applied to the campus as a whole.

Individuals with any valid KU permit and registered ADA placard 3may park in parking garages 4without an additional garage-specific permit.




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.