University departments that want to provide parking for visitors may reserve a parking meter or a stall for $24 by sending an email to KU Parking. Departments can also use the self-service departmental parking portal to purchase hourly parking for visitors.

KU faculty, staff and students are not eligible to use permits purchased by departments.

Self-service portal

Save money by purchasing visitor permits through the self-service portal. Permits purchased in the portal will be charged the hourly rate for parking lots ($1.50) or garages ($1.75 for the first hour and $1.50 for all subsequent hours) instead of the daily rate.

To use the self-service portal, departmental representative must first request access by completing the portal access request form. Once approved for access, KU Parking will provide user training and instructions for accessing the self-service portal.

Parking for Large Groups / Events

KU Parking can set up your large group or event as "self-service" for your attendees to register their license plates prior to their arrival on campus. To set up an event, fill out our event request form.

Important Note: A surcharge of $25 will be added to all physical visitor permits, hooded meters and reserved stalls ordered less than two business days in advance of the date they are needed.