Departmental Parking Needs
Departments may purchase visitor permits or garage toll vouchers for visitors to their department, but faculty, staff and students are not eligible to use daily visitor permits, regardless of the funding source used for the order. Some visitor permits may be ordered for half days (AM or PM), full days, or multiple days. Visitor permits are available for:
- Surface Lots ($10/day) — Valid in Blue, Red, Yellow and University Housing lots. Not valid in Gold lots or parking garages.
- Hooded Meter ($15/day) — Available all day only. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
- Garage Vouchers ($1.50/hour) — Available for either parking garage, but not both.
Order permits by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should include permit quantity, type, and number of days valid, as well as the department information, and name of person to whom an invoice should be sent.
Any state vehicle parked in a color zone parking lot is required to display a valid parking permit for that lot. University departments may purchase parking permits for state vehicles for gold, blue, red or yellow zones. State vehicles are required to pay at meters. State vehicles may park free in Park & Ride.
Reserved Parking Spaces
If your department would like a reserved parking space, for either your state vehicle(s) or visitors, you should send a request to the Parking Commission for approval. If approved, Parking & Transit will work with you on the placement of the reserved space, which will be invoiced on an annual basis.
A departmental pass provides University employees access to restricted areas for purposes of conducting employment-related business. The pass is for occasional, short-term use only. It is not to be used for parking to attend class, for long-term parking while at one's regular job station, or for any personal (not employment-related) reason. Abuse of the intended purposes of the pass will result in revocation.
The departmental pass must be taken to an information booth or the KU Parking & Transit office in order to receive up to a three-hour courtesy pass, and must be accompanied by a valid KU parking permit.
To order departmental passes, please send an email to email@example.com with the name of your department, number of passes you wish to order, and who in your department will be responsible for the passes.
Vouchers for garage toll may be purchased with the following options:
- 100% – Department invoiced for full time visitor parks in the garage.
- Hourly – Department invoiced for specific number of hours with two options:
- Department billed for time beyond value of the voucher.
- Visitor pays for time beyond the value of the voucher.
To be credited for unused visitor permits, departments must return permits on or before the day permits are valid. Unused permits for hooded meters will not be credited. For orders that are not picked up, there will be a handling fee equal to 15% of your order.
To be credited for unused vouchers, return vouchers before their expiration date.
For returns of more than 10% of the original order of 100% vouchers, departments will be charged $1.25 per voucher over 10% of the original quantity ordered.