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Spring Parking Forum

Each year, the Parking Commission hosts two public forums in the fall and spring to hear your feedback about parking on the KU Lawrence campus. This spring, the forum will be:

2-3 p.m., Tuesday, April 24
Forum B, Burge Union

This is a "drop in" event, feel free to stop by at your convenience at any time within the hour!

If you are unable to attend the forum, you are also invited to drop in to speak with Parking & Transit staff anytime between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.

Proposed Changes

The Parking Commission is proposing the following changes to parking for the 2018-19 academic year:

  • Eliminate registering cars on multiple accounts - faculty and staff whose dependents are students may request a waiver.
  • Change surface lot restrictions for Central District Garage - add new lots in proximity to the garage that open in Summer 2018.
  • Create $5 surcharge for DMV record lookups - existing faculty, staff, or students should register their vehicles.
  • Create a $25 ticket for DMV record lookup that re-identifies a car from an existing account - to be issued when a car has been removed from an account, and is still owned by the same owner.
  • Change Allen Fieldhouse Garage eligibility - remove proximate building requirement.
  • Tickets must be paid before an appeal can be submitted, including the filing fee - appeals granted in favor of the appellant will receive a full refund.
  • Create/change the following tickets:
    1. Issue e-citations, not paper tickets, to vehicles in bus zones and other temporary and illegal locations where the vehicle leaves before a paper ticket can be placed on the vehicle.
    2. Increase booth run ticket to $75.
    3. Create $100 ticket for deliberately obscured license plates.
    4. Increase ADA-related tickets to $250.
    5. Increase ticket for parking while revoked to $250.
    6. Remove all ticket types related to garage gates (which will be removed Summer 2018).
  • Immediately tow all unidentified vehicles with no license plate or other visible identifier.
  • Escalate all fines higher than $25 in value.

In order to keep up with the cost of maintaining existing and constructing new parking lots, parking permit prices are proposed to increase 5% again this year. The Parking Commission approved these increases reluctantly. However, when the next parking bond is paid off in 2021, we will be able to carefully reevaluate permit prices in relation to the remaining bonds and the cost of deferred maintenance.

Permit Type Current
Annual
Proposed
Annual
Change to 26-pay
payroll deductions
Gold $ 543 $ 570 $ 20.88 $ 21.92
Blue $ 404 $ 424 $ 15.54 $ 16.31
Red $ 360 $ 378 $ 13.85 $ 14.54
Yellow $ 288 $ 302 $ 11.08 $ 11.62
University Housing $ 315 $ 331 n/a
Carpool $ 240 $ 252 n/a
Park & Ride $ 210 $ 221 $ 8.08 $ 8.50
Garage Gold $ 631 $ 663 $ 24.27 $ 25.50
Garage Blue $ 492 $ 517 $ 18.92 $ 19.88
Garage Red $ 448 $ 470 $ 17.23 $ 18.08
Garage Yellow $ 333 $ 350 n/a
Retiree $ 105 $ 110 n/a
Moped - Staff & Student $   83 $   87 $ 3.19 $ 3.35
Motorcycle Red & Blue $   83 $   87 $ 3.19 $ 3.35
NEW Motorcycle Garage Permit 2 $   97 $ 102 $ 3.73 $ 3.92
Departmental Pass $ 166 $ 174 n/a
Reserved Parking - Covered $ 1,697 $ 1,782 $ 65.27 $ 68.54
Reserved Parking - Uncovered $ 1,357 $ 1,425 $ 52.19 $ 54.81
Service $ 639 $ 671 n/a
1 See the description under "Permits and Rules" tab.

Survey

Please take the time to fill out our anonymous parking survey and give feedback. Parking & Transit staff read every comment, and they are shared with all members of the Parking Commission.


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.