Regulations - Definitions

Accessible Parking (ADA)Referred to in state statutes as handicap parking, is intended for those parking with a valid state-issued handicap placard.
ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act, which governs accessible parking requirements.
BicycleAny pedal-operated, human powered conveyance, regardless of the number of wheels or passenger seats.
CampusIncludes all property of the University of Kansas located within the city of Lawrence, Kansas.
CommuterAny University of Kansas Lawrence campus student who resides some- where other than in a university residence hall or apartment.
ContractorAn individual of employee/representative of a commercial enterprise providing goods and/or services to any department of the university.
CustomerAny person, affiliated with the university or not, who is actively patronizing a retail sales or service located on the Lawrence campus of the university.
Deliberately ObscuredA license plate is “deliberately obscured” when it has been purposely covered to avoid detection by the license plate recognition (LPR) system.
Double parkedParked behind or beside a legally parked vehicle in such a way as to prevent its driver from moving it.
Excessive ViolationsWhenever three or more tickets have been issued to any vehicle or posted to the account of any owner/operator and have not been paid within fourteen calendar days.
Faculty or staffIncludes any person appointed to benefits-eligible with the university, and shall be considered faculty in a teaching position, or staff if not in a teaching position; except graduate assistants.
FTE"Full Time Equivalent" where 1.0 = 40 hours per week.
Hazard lightsAre to be used for emergency purposes only, and does not indicate temporary parking or prevent the issuance of a parking citation.
Limited mobilityParking spaces that do not meet requirements for ADA parking, but still require a state handicap placard to park.
Loading zoneAny space or area identified by signage or other means as reserved for loading and unloading. A permit is required.
Medical permitIssued based on medical needs which do not meet eligibility requirements for ADA parking.
Motorcycle or mopedA motorized vehicle designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground. A license plate is required to park on campus and purchase a permit. Three-wheeled motorcycles that take up a full car parking space must purchase a car permit.
Non-designated parkingParking in an area not specifically designated for or designed to be a parking area for motor vehicles (e.g. on grass or sidewalk; where “no parking” signs are posted; areas not marked as a parking space, such as at
the end of a row; or in any building not designated for the repair or storage of vehicles, etc.)
ParkedA car is considered “parked” if it is standing (not in motion), whether occupied or not, and a ticket may be issued even if you are sitting in your vehicle.
Parking permitEither a physical permit or a digital “e-permit” connected to the license plate(s) registered on the parking assignee’s parking account.
Parking spaceMarked with paint: If there are no painted lines, it is not a parking space. The only exceptions are gravel parking lots.
RetireeAny faculty or staff person who has retired from the University of Kansas, and has not returned to active employment on campus greater than 0.5 FTE.
Restricted areaAn area that is posted for specific categories of parkers, such as a 40-minute guest meter, service stall, construction area, etc.
StudentAnyone enrolled for at least one hour of credit and not employed in a university staff or faculty position, as long as enrollment is not withdrawn or canceled. Enrollment shall be considered official as of the first day of classes.
VehicleIncludes automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, motor scooters, mopeds, and other mechanized mobile equipment.
Disabled vehicleA vehicle is considered disabled when it is temporarily unable to be operated, such as a flat tire, keys locked inside, or otherwise inoperable, and must be reported within one hour and removed from campus within 48 hours.
Abandoned vehicleA vehicle that appears undriveable (e.g. multiple flat tires, broken windows, etc.) and has not moved for five or more days, regardless of valid license plate or permit.
Unidentified vehicleA vehicle that has no license plate or visible VIN number.
VisitorAny person (other than current and recent students, staff and faculty) who occasionally visits the campus for pleasure, conferences, or business.
Wrong zoneAn area where an assigned permit is not valid.