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License Plate Recognition

Starting with the 2015-2016 school year, we are enforcing parking restrictions using License Plate Recognition (LPR). This means that you will not receive a physical permit to stick to your windshield or hang from your rearview mirror, but will instead be asked to register the license plate of the vehicle you intend to drive to campus to your account when you purchase a permit online.  Note that you should not enter a space or dash when registering a license plate, just the letters and numbers, and you do not need to enter the county.  If you do not have a specialized plate, (such as a Jayhawk or "Driven to Cure" tag), the plate type should be "NA". 

You can watch a tutorial for how to register a vehicle below:


If you drive an alternate vehicle to campus, simply log in and register the second license plate.  You may have up to four license plates registered to your account, but only one can park legally using your permit at a time.  If more than one vehicle registered to your account is parked on campus at one time, the second one encountered by the LPR vehicle will be issued a ticket.  (If two family members share vehicles and each has a permit, both vehicles can be registered to both accounts and both can park on campus at the same time provided there is not more than one vehicle in a zone that only one person has a permit for; for example, if one person has a Red permit and the other has a Blue, both cars cannot be parked in Blue zones at the same time since there is only one Blue permit. But both cars can be parked on campus at the same time if one is in a Red stall and the other is in a Blue stall, or if either one or both is in a Red stall since Blue permits are allowed to park in Red as well).

Parking vehicles equipped with LPR cameras drive through the lots scanning license plates to determine whether or not a vehicle has a permit to park there; as a result of the change in enforcement tactics, the Parking Commission approved a new regulation requiring vehicles to park so that plates are visible from the driving lane. This means that if your vehicle has only rear-facing plates, you may not back in to a stall, since the plate would then not be visible to the LPR cameras.

A brief demonstration of the LPR cameras at work can be viewed below:




The drive-through traffic restrictions on Jayhawk Boulevard will also be enforced with LPR technology.  Stationary cameras set up outside the traffic control booths will scan license plates as vehicles approach the booth, and alert the booth attendant if the vehicle does not have permission to access the boulevard. If a driver continues past the booth without authorization and without turning around, the LPR system will record an image that will then be attached to any warnings or tickets issued to the vehicle.

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.