Transportation Services Office


University departments that want to provide parking for visitors may reserve a parking meter or a stall for $24 by sending an email to Departments can also use the self-service departmental parking portal to purchase hourly parking for visitors.

KU faculty, staff and students are not eligible to use permits purchased by departments.

Self-service portal

Save money by purchasing visitor permits through the self-service portal. Permits purchased in the portal will be charged the hourly rate for parking lots ($1.50) or garages ($1.75 for the first hour and $1.50 for all subsequent hours) instead of the daily rate.

To use the self-service portal, departmental representative must first request access. Once approved for access, KU Parking will provide user training and instructions for accessing the self-service portal.

Parking for Large Groups / Events

KU Parking can set up your large group or event as "self-service" for your attendees to register their license plates prior to their arrival on campus. To set up an event, fill out our Event Request Form.

Important Note: A surcharge of $25 will be added to all physical visitor permits, hooded meters and reserved stalls ordered less than two business days in advance of the date they are needed.