Parking & Transit, a Division of Campus Operations

11. Payment of Fees

Regulations have been updated to FY18, effective August 1, 2017. Current regulations are still available in PDF form.

11.0 Violation fees shall be payable online, at fine boxes, or at the department’s office either in person or by mail, payable and addressed to KU Parking & Transit. Violation notices (ticket or statement) shall accompany payment. Payment is due upon issuance of ticket. A $10 late fee will be added to all tickets not paid within 14 calendar days.

Parking & Transit accepts cash, checks, cashier’s checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover (except at garage gates). For cash payments, up to $1 in coins may be accepted.

11.1 Students with unpaid tickets shall not be permitted to purchase permits/e-permits, enroll or obtain or transfer records or diplomas. No personal checks will be accepted for release of hold on official transcript.

11.2 Faculty or staff with unpaid tickets shall not be permitted to purchase permits/e-permits, and are subject to KSA 76-741, which specifies that parking fines may be collected from payroll warrants.

11.3 If an account of unpaid tickets or other charges remains past due, the account may be referred to a collection agency for collection, as specified by KSA 76-475.

11.4 Excessive violations exist whenever three (3) or more tickets have been issued to any vehicle or posted to the account of any owner/operator and have not been paid within fourteen (14) calendar days. All vehicles on an excessive account are subject to towing. Payment for release of vehicles impounded due to excessive violations must be cash, cashier’s check, money order, American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. No personal checks will be accepted for tickets on towed vehicles/accounts. In addition, the Parking Commission may revoke the privilege of operating a vehicle on the university campus.

Movement of a wheel-locked vehicle will cause damage to the vehicle.

11.5 Towing and impoundment of vehicles. Vehicles may be towed from the campus at any time if they interfere with the efficient operation of the traffic and parking on the university campus or if they are parked in an area not specifically designated for or designed as a parking area. All charges for towing and/or storage fees are the responsibility of the owner/operator.


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
Using a yellow annual parking permit costs $1.28 per day
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
You don’t need to own a car to have a car – rent 1 of 4 cars by the hour with Hertz on Demand
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