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Rules & Regulations

Parking & Transit strives to provide exceptional customer service and accurate information, contributing to a safe campus environment for the University community and its visitors.

The regulation of parking is a service to the university, and is intended to protect student, staff, and faculty pedestrian mobility in fulfilling the class and work schedule itinerary; use available parking space in the best interests of the entire university; and maximize parking area consistent with land needs for the academic function, topography, financial feasibility, and maintenance of the natural beauty of the campus.

Parking & Transit is supported solely through the sale of permits, fines, and other user fees. It receives no income from state or tuition funds.

Any suggestions for improvement to Parking & Transit are welcomed and should be directed to

Printable Rules

Contact Us

The Parking & Transit office is located in the Allen Fieldhouse Garage at Naismith Drive and Irving Hill Road, and is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 4:30 p.m. Friday, except holidays. Forms and additional information can also be found online [on this website].

Statutory Authorization

KSA 74-3209 through KSA 74-3216 authorizes the Board of Regents to promulgate regulations for the control of parking and traffic on the University of Kansas campus and to establish misuse fees for violations of the regulations. Besides the internal misuse fees, KSA 74-3215 provides for violations of the regulations to be prosecuted as misdemeanors in the courts of the 7th Judicial District of Kansas, with a maximum fine of twenty-five dollars ($25).

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.