Permits - Students Living Off Campus

Permits go on sale around July first and are made available based on student academic level on a first come, first served basis. A limited number of permits are available for each parking garage. If permits are sold out for your preferred garage, you can sign up for a waiting list. All yellow zone permits are valid in all yellow zones across campus this year.  Bear in mind that your preferred lot may be full when you arrive.  Please consider whether walking or riding a bus to class may be more convenient than purchasing a parking permit.

Yellow Permit - $302/year

Yellow permits are valid in any yellow zone. 

Garage Yellow Permit - $350/year

Yellow Garage permits are sold for specific garages:

Campus Area (Landmark)Designated Garage
North (Kansas Memorial Union)Mississippi Street Garage
Central (Burge Union)Central District Garage
Central (Allen Fieldhouse) — Available only to graduate studentsAllen Fieldhouse Garage


Please Note: All parking in the Central District and Allen Fieldhouse garages is preempted during home basketball game days. All parking in the Mississippi Parking Garage is preempted during home football game days. Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance of each home game. Please remove your vehicle from the garage before the stated time on the specified dates.

Park & Ride Permit - $221/year

A reduced permit is an option for remote parking in the Park & Ride lot (301). Bus service (route 41) to the central core of campus runs 7 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. The full schedule is available at the Lawrence Transit website. To order this permit, please fill out this form.

Carpool Permit - Variable Price

Carpool permits will be the permit price divided by the number of members in the carpool.

Two or more students may form a carpool and purchase a permit valid for parking in lots 52, 61 and 301. Carpool members must be KU students who live off campus and are not freshmen. Learn more about the carpool program and how to apply.