Permits - Short-Term

Faculty, staff and students who are are not yet sure of their fall schedule or will only occasionally park on campus have several options for short-term permits.

NOTE: Any 2021-22 permits previously purchased must be used by July 31, 2022.

30-use and 15-use Permits

  • Permits are valid for the number of stated uses. Parking on any given day constitutes one use.
  • Available in Gold, Blue, Red, Park & Ride and Yellow (qualification restrictions apply).
  • Permits are not date-specific.
  • Each unique date that a registered plate is scanned by a mobile LPR (license plate recognition) vehicle constitutes a single use, even if that scan results in a ticket. (e.g., if you paid for a Red permit and park in a Blue lot, that counts as a single day use and you would be ticketed for parking in the incorrect lot).
  • KU Transportation Services will send you an email showing your declining balance of uses on the permit.
  • Permits expire July 31, 2023.
  • No refunds for unused days.
  • Not available on payroll deduction for employees.

Daily permits

  • Daily permits can be purchased online through the KU Parking portal.
  • Available in Gold, Blue, Red, Yellow, Housing, Park & Ride and parking garages (qualifications restrictions apply).
  • Dates must be specified.
  • A maximum of five days can be purchased at a time.
  • No limit on number of purchases.
  • No refunds on purchases.
  • Not available on payroll deduction for employees.

If you’re not sure what type of permit you’ll need to start, we recommend purchasing a daily permit as needed.

  • Limited use permits (15- and 30- uses permits) for 2022-23 will be available starting August 1.
  • You can start the year with a short-term permit or multiple short-term permits and purchase an annual permit later, if needed. Annual permits can be purchased at any time and will begin prorating weekly in September.

Faculty and staff can enroll in payroll deduction at the time they purchase an annual permit. Although there is no deadline to sign up for payroll deduction, it is not available after May 12, 2023. Be sure to use all days of your short-term permit before enrolling in payroll deduction.

Permit Cost

Permit Cost
Permit TypeDaily Cost15-Use Cost30-Use Cost


Parking Garage (employees only)$6.00N/AN/A
Park & Ride$2.00$30.00$60.00