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Registration Required

It is unfortunate, but sometimes people try to get better parking on campus by using their deceased great-aunt's placard from another state to park. What this means for those of you who have your own valid placard is that we require you to register the placard in our office. Registration can be handled in person or by mail. You will need to provide the following:

  • Placard
  • Placard Registration Receipt
  • KU Card
  • Driver's License

Once we have verified that the placard belongs to you, Parking & Transit will register your placard on your existing parking permit, or sell you the ADA permit (a digital permission connected to your license plate) for your vehicle. Vehicles that display unregistered placards will receive a citation. 

If you have issues finding accessible parking near the Kansas Union, please contact us for additional information. 

Beginning August 1, 2013, all cars on campus require paid parking permits, including those parked in accessible spaces. Please send email to if you have questions about this change.

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.