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Medical Permits

A medical permit is a short-term parking permit for areas that KU faculty, staff or students are not normally eligible to park in, who have a temporary need for closer parking due to a medical condition.

A medical permits costs $22 per week in gold zones regardless of what type of parking permit you have now.

Temporary Accessible Placards

If you need special parking for more than 1-3 weeks, we recommend that you talk to your doctor about obtaining a temporary accessible placard from the state.

Procedure to Obtain Medical Parking

In order to obtain a medical parking permit, please follow these steps:

  1. Have your doctor send us a fax which states how many weeks you'll need to have closer parking. This can be on a prescription pad or letterhead. It should include the following information:
    • Name
    • KUID Number
  2. Come into the Parking & Transit office with a photo ID.
  3. Read, initial, and sign the signature form we provide.
  4. Pay the fee, according to the duration and level of parking you need.

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.