Frequently Asked Questions

parking questionsWhy isn't parking free?

The Department of Parking Services is self-supporting with revenue generated from the sales of permits and garage parking fees from employees, students, outpatients and visitors.

Can employees park in the parking garages?

Only authorized employees are allowed to park in the garages, which are reserved mainly for patients and visitors. During normal business hours, employees and students must park in their designated parking lots; on weekends, parking is allowed in Olathe II.

What is the price for permit or garage parking?

The costs for parking vary. Rates are based on the proximity to the main complex, higher rates for closer spaces, less for more distant ones. Learn more about parking fees in Policies and Procedures.

Does my permit allow me to park in any color zone lot?

The yellow permit allows parking in the Yellow lots only. The red permit allows parking in the Red and Yellow lots. The blue permit allows parking in Blue, Red and Yellow lots.

Does the university provide a shuttle service?

Yes, the shuttle bus services all Yellow parking lots from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. The shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.
Public Safety (police and security) also provides an escort service from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. by calling ext. 913-588-5030. Learn more about shuttle service.

Where can students park?

Students are provided parking in all Yellow zone parking lots, which are located on the north side of campus.

Do students receive discount off their parking permits?

Full-time students are eligible for a 25 percent discount off the annual price of the yellow permit, with their student ID or a verification letter from Student Services. The letter must be presented at the time of purchase. The discount is valid only on the annual price of the permit.

Is temporary parking available?

Yes, temporary parking is available in our Yellow Zone lots. The temporary pass is valid up to four months. Any time after four months requires the purchase of yellow parking permit.

If I terminate my services with the medical center, prior to the expiration of my permit, am I entitled to a refund?

Yes, you are entitled to a refund for the months paid in advance. In order to receive your refund, you must return the permit to the office. At this time, a prorated refund will be processed, less a $5 processing fee.

Do I need to register my disabled identification tag/plate?

Yes, all vehicles parked on campus require registration. As part of vehicle registration, all employees, students, and faculty shall register their vehicle(s), in person, with the Parking Service Office. Upon request, a registration card can be sent to you; however, the card must be returned, in person, by the registered owner.

What is your parking policy regarding employees, student or staff with disabled tags/plates?

All bona-fide disabled tags or plates, regardless of state, are granted free parking in the university parking facilities, meters, and color zone parking lots. Some restrictions apply to designated areas on campus. The financial penalty for parking in a disabled space without a legitimately possessed and displayed disabled parking placard or license plate is $100+.

What if I need to drive an alternate vehicle to work and it's not registered, nor does it have a permit?

Whenever you drive an alternate vehicle, you must notify the parking office immediately. You must provide a full description of the vehicle parked on campus and the length of time you anticipate driving the vehicle. If you require additional time, a free Courtesy Parking Pass is available for your convenience.

How can I get a copy of the University's Parking Policies and Procedures?

A copy of the University Parking Policies and Procedures can be viewed here on our website.

What is Parking Services operational hours and location?

Hours are 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our number is 913-588-5175. The office is located in the Support Services Facility at 2100 W. 36th Ave., Kansas City, KS 66160-7130

Can I park anywhere after a certain time of day?

Parking is open in all the color zone lots after 5 p.m. and on weekends, however, parking in garages requires payment.

How do I pay a parking violation and how long do I have to pay it?

A violation must be paid within 10 days from the date on which the violation was issued. Learn more about paying tickets.

How do appeal a parking ticket?

A violation must be appealed to Parking Services within 10 days from the date on which the violation was issued. You may appeal a ticket here.

Last modified: May 21, 2014
Contact Us

Emergencies, call KU Police at 913-588-5030.

Support Services Facility
2100 W. 36th Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66160-7130
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Operating Hours
7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday 

Kevin RowaldKevin Rowald
Associate Director
Parking Services & Transportation



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