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7. Permit Fees

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

7.0-7.1 Full schedule of parking permit fees available online at

7.2 Medical permits will be sold at the gold temporary weekly rate, regardless of current permit/e-permit (see online fee schedule).

7.3 DMV Lookup. Unidentified vehicles with tickets that are identified to any student, staff, or faculty account shall be assessed a $5 administrative fee for the DMV Lookup Service. Any unidentified vehicle that was previously removed from the same student, staff, or faculty account shall be assessed a $25 ticket (see section 12.7)

7.4 Refunds. Full refunds of fees paid for unused permits/canceled e-permits will be made only if a written request for refund is made at the Parking & Transit office within ten (10) business days from the date of receipt. Partial refunds of annual permits/e-permits may be requested until the 20th day of the spring semester.

Amount of refund will be calculated at the time permit is returned/e-permit is canceled, is subject to a $5 administrative fee, and will first be applied to all outstanding charges at the university. A table of refund amounts by date can be found in the online fee table at Physical permit must be returned intact before a refund will be processed. Parking & Transit reserves the right to refuse any refund request.

7.5 Payment through payroll deduction. Faculty and staff with at least 0.5 FTE may choose the option of purchasing their parking permit through payroll deduction, except when in a temporary position. Faculty and staff with less than 0.5 FTE may petition to enroll in payroll deduction, for whom eligibility will be determined by KU Payroll. Once payroll deduction has been selected, it will be ongoing until employee makes a change or is terminated. If payroll deduction is terminated for continuing employees, it cannot be restarted in the same academic year.

E-permits will be canceled upon termination of employment, and payroll deduction will end. There will be no refunds.

New employees may select payroll deduction at any time before April 1 each year, but we encourage them to do so during their first two weeks of employment. For requirements, contact Parking & Transit office.

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.