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3. Department-Sponsored Parking

Regulations have been updated to FY20, effective August 1, 2019. Current regulations are also available in PDF form.

Departments may purchase visitor or garage parking for their visitors. Faculty, staff, and students are not eligible to use any permits purchased by departments.

3.1 Departments may request access to the Departmental Portal within the Parking eBusiness Portal at

3.2 Visitor and garage parking may be purchased within the Departmental Portal 0-36 hours in advance of visitor's arrival, and requires registration of guest's valid license plate. For larger events, department may work with Parking & Transit to offer direct registration of license plates by their guests.

3.3 In order to be credited for unused visitor permits, departments must return physical permits before or at beginning of same day permits are valid; or cancel/refund e-permits before start time of e-permit. Unused permits for hooded meters and unused garage validation codes will not be credited.

3.4 A surcharge of $25 will be added to all physical visitor permits, hooded meters, and reserved stalls ordered less than two (2) business days in advance of the date they are needed. Send email to to order physical permits.

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.