Transportation Services


Parking Permits On Sale!!


If your permit is currently being deducted from your payroll, your permit was automatically renewed in June.


  • Permits are on sale now for all students!  If you have yet to go through Orientation, you will be eligible to purchase your permit after that date.
  • If you would like to purchase a motorcyle/moped permit, please fill out the following form:
  •  If you would like to purchase a West Campus permit, please fill out the following form:
  • There is currently a waiting list for space in the Allen Fieldhouse Parking Garage. The permit is only available to graduate students with an academic program located within walking distance of the garage. Please email us at to add your name to the list.


19th Street Construction

Due to the long term closure of 19th Street between Naismith and Iowa beginning on 3/11, Routes 11  will be on the following reroute. Drivers will stop at all existing posted stops on the alternative route.

Route 11 will miss stops on West Campus and along 19th Street:

  • Northbound from 23rd & Naismith: Continue past 19th, left on 18th left on Irving Hill Rd., right on Engel (okay to drop at Daisy Hill stops), right on 15th, right on Burdick, left on Irving Hill Rd., to normal route.
  • Southbound from 15th & Naismith: Right on 15th, remain on 15th to Engel, left on Engel (okay to pick-up at Stops 251 & 374), left on Irving Hill Rd., right on 18th, right on Naismith, remain on Naismith to normal route.

These reroutes will continue through November, due to construction delays.

Current Restrictions

All zones are currently restricted including all parking garages. 

Jayhawk Boulevard is closed from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm.  Only buses, service permits and gold permit holders have permission to drive-thru.

Accessible stalls and Limited Mobility stalls are restricted 24/7/365. A state issued placard or license plate is required to be on display to park in these stalls.

Rule Change: Escalating Tickets

All fines $25 or higher will now escalate.

Fine escalates $10 upon each subsequent issuance (e.g. $35, $45, etc. up to $75).

*Towable Offense. When the citation reaches $75, and every time after, the vehicle is automatically towable at owner's expense. Parking privileges will be revoked after 2nd tow for either violation.

Restricted areas include but are not limited to service vehicle stalls, state vehicle stalls, campus community parked at a guest meter, posted No Parking zones, etc.

Please see Rules & Regulations section 12 for additional information.

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.