Policies and procedures governing traffic and parking on the roads, streets, driveways and parking facilities at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Effective July 1, 2014.
The general policies and procedures for vehicle parking at the University of Kansas Medical Center were developed to provide as equitable an assignment of parking privileges as possible, and a maximum use of all parking areas consistent with the best interests of the entire population at the medical center, including employees, students, patients and visitors.
Parking Services Office Hours:
7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Closed weekends and holidays
Support Services Facility
2100 W. 36th Avenue, Suite 115
Kansas City, Kansas 66160-7130
1.0. The University of Kansas, through the Board of Regents and its administrative officers, may, by state law, establish parking policies and procedures.
Any motorized vehicle operated on the property of the University of Kansas is subject to all policies governing parking at the institution.
The chancellor of the University of Kansas or their designated representative is empowered to create, modify, or preempt parking in controlled areas of the campus. The operation of a motor vehicle or bicycle on the University of Kansas Medical Center property is a privilege granted by the university and is not an inherent right of any faculty/staff member, student or visitor. The following regulations are intended to facilitate the work of the faculty, staff and visitors through control of the parking and movement of motor vehicles while on campus.
Permit holders at the University of Kansas Medical Center may have similar parking privileges on the Lawrence and Wichita campuses as indicated by the type of permit displayed on their vehicle.
To be valid, a vehicle’s license plate must be registered via at kumc.edu/parking and must be clearly visible and displayed on the vehicle in the prescribed manner. Any student, faculty or staff member, or other person with university business who wishes to regularly park a motor vehicle on property owned or controlled by the university must purchase a university parking permit. The purchase of a permit does not guarantee a parking space. Lack of space is not considered a valid excuse for violation of a regulation. Vehicles must be parked in a designated space. The fact that one vehicle is parked in such a manner as to occupy more than one parking space is not an acceptable excuse for another operator to do the same.
2.0 The university maintains various types of parking facilities to meet the needs of faculty, staff, employees and students. These include color zone permit lots, time-controlled spaces, and facilities controlled by gates. A parking permit does not imply or guarantee a specific parking space or lot at any particular time, and parking privileges may be modified or preempted by the authority of the chancellor of the university. The university assumes no responsibility for security of vehicles or their contents, while moving or parked in the areas subject to university jurisdiction. Lots may be slippery when wet or hazardous during adverse winter weather. Caution should be executed.
2.1 Application for Parking: Parking privileges at the University of Kansas, Kansas City campus, are determined as follows:
Assignment of parking area is based upon:
Each motor vehicle operated or parked on university property by any student, faculty member, staff member, must display a valid University of Kansas Medical Center which is a registered license plate which is said parking permit. There is no free parking on campus.
The Parking Services Department reserves the right to alter or revoke permit assignments as the needs of the individual or the university community change. Falsification of any information for the purpose of obtaining a parking permit or repeated violations of rules and regulations may result in the forfeiture of all parking permits, and parking fees paid.
The Emeritus Retirement Parking Pass is available only to qualified retirees from the university. Verification of university affiliation must be presented prior to the retirement date. The Emeritus Retirement Parking pass is valid in Blue, Red, and Yellow parking zones. This pass is not valid in the parking garages. The Emeritus Retirement pass is not intended for daily use, but only as courtesy parking for medical center related business. An employee returning back to the medical center, after a period of retirement, no longer qualifies for the Emeritus pass. Employment status is considered as full- or part-time status.
2.2 Parking permits: Parking assignees shall, upon payment of the scheduled fee, receive authorization to parking in a zone. Said permit shall be valid only the license plate is permanently attached to the vehicle registered with Parking Services. It is not transferable to any other vehicle without authorization from Parking Services. A parking permit entitles the assignee to park only in color zones or lots designated by the permit, as well as other lots as follows:
|Blue||Any color zone|
|Red||Any Red, Yellow zones|
|Yellow||Any Yellow zone|
|Board of Regents Pass||All zones|
|Emeritus||All surface lot color zones except disabled, loading zones, meter areas|
Surface lot permit holders are prohibited from parking in the Olathe II from 7 a.m. Monday through 10 p.m. Friday and Cambridge Garage facilities 24 hours a day/seven days a week. The only exception is identified under 3.1 of the Policies and Procedures. Employees must provide the doctor's name, along with the date and time of the clinic visit, for confirmation purposes.
The Bluff and Olathe I Garage Parking Permit Device: This permit is valid in only the Bluff or Olathe I parking garage. Regular Blue zones, Red zones, Yellow zones, or any other parking permits, or passes are restricted from parking in the Bluff Garage or Olathe I Parking Garages.
2.3 Medical Parking: Faculty, staff, or students who require parking privileges because of health problems should provide a signed statement form from their attending physician to the parking business office. This statement should include a time frame of their physical limitations. This is a short-term temporary parking pass that allows parking in the Red zones for up to four months only.
Individual Medical Recovery Parking Pass: The parking fee for the temporary Individual Medical Recovery Pass for employees and students is the pro-rated difference between the Yellow and Red zone parking fees. If the employee or student does not have a Yellow permit, the fee for the medical permit is the prorated price of the Red zone parking permit. Official state disabled applications for disabled parking exceeding four months are available in the Parking Services Office.
2.4 Disabled Parking Permit: Parking is by special permit available only for disabled persons.
2.5 Motorcycle Parking Permit: These permits authorize use of space specifically designated for motorcycles only in lot areas set aside and marked for motorcycle parking. Motorcycles are not allowed in the parking garages or non-designated surface lots.
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2.9 Carpool Permit: Up to three vehicles may be registered under one account. Only one vehicle is permitted on campus at a time. One or both vehicles are subject to ticketing and towing if not in compliance with policy.
2.10 Multiple Car Permit: Up to three vehicles may be registered under one account. Only one vehicle is permitted on campus at a time. One or both vehicles are subject to ticketing and towing if not in compliance with policy.
2.11 Temporary Permit: A monthly yellow permit may be purchased online at kumc.edu/parking and are subject to the fees listed in the Parking Fee Structure Table.
2.12 Emergency Medical Permit (Emergency Call Back): Issued to medical departments who have on-call status for patient care needs after normal working hours. Pass is not valid during regular 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours. These permits are valid in these areas:
This pass is valid only after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on Saturday, Sunday and state-observed holidays.
2.13 Courtesy permits: Courtesy parking is for when a registered employee is a patient. They must register online at kumc.edu/parking for the amount of time and specific day in which they are a patient. They will then be authorized to park as a patient for the duration of their appointment or stay as a patient; paying all applicable daily visitor fees as listed in the Parking Fee Structure Table.
2.14 Departmental Pass: Issued to department heads. Not valid in disabled areas and fire lanes. Hospital and KUPI Departments located at off-campus locations (satellite clinics) may purchase a departmental pass valid for the Olathe Garage for as listed in the Parking Fee Structure Table, per department which authorizes one registered parker to be in the facility at a time per Departmental Pass.
3.0 Patient/Visitor Parking: Patients and visitors to the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City campus, are requested to park in either the Cambridge Parking Garage parking facility located on Cambridge Street directly across from KU Hospital or Olathe II Parking Garage located at the corner of Olathe and Cambridge streets directly to the south of the Medical Office Building. Disabled spaces are available in the facility. Use of the disabled spaces are restricted to vehicles displaying state disabled identification. Visitors shall be responsible for violations.
3.1 The University's Outpatient Validation Program - Outpatient parking is available in the parking facilities at a reduced rate. A ticket validation is required from the clinic visited to receive the reduced rate. The validation must be stamped directly on the ticket. Validations stapled or taped on a parking ticket is not acceptable. It is the responsibility of each department to secure their validation stamp to prevent misuse or abuse of the University Validation Program. Employees and students are restricted from parking in the parking facilities and do not qualify for the reduced parking rate. The exception would be if a bona-fide outpatient appointment exists and they are registered online in advance via the Online Courtesy Parking Request form.
Employees and students must exit the parking facility immediately following the clinic appointment. Only bona-fide outpatients being treated in our clinics are eligible for a reduced parking rate for the time they are being seen in the clinic. No one should have his or her parking ticket validated; unless he or she has an appointment on the day of his or her visit to the clinic. To reduce the misuse and abuse of the university's Validation Program, the validation stamp should be secured at all times. In addition, a taped or stapled validation to the ticket is not an acceptable validation. The validation must be stamped directly on the ticket and must reflect the full signature of the department's designees. Violators abusing the university's Validation Program are subject to fines and administrative sanctions.
Billing Validation Stamps are available to departments. Parking fees associated with the use of the billing validation stamps are charged to each respective department monthly.
3.2 Inpatients whose vehicles will remain in the garage during their hospital stay can receive a reduced rate as listed in 7.0.
3.3 Service companies who are called to repair or service equipment or provide some other service must purchase a service permit. Permit is valid in Red and Yellow zones.
3.3A Construction Permit: Parking will be permitted in areas designated by Parking Services based on available space. Contractor personnel must register their vehicles with the Parking Service Office. The contractor may purchase a permit as listed in the Parking Fee Structure Table for on-campus yellow areas designated by Parking Services. On-campus permits are only to be used for vehicles requiring close proximity to the project site. The contractor shall not allow any employee or sub-contractor to park in existing drives and/or parking lot areas, except for temporary loading and unloading. Vehicles parked in non-designated areas will be ticketed. The University of Kansas Medical Center reserves the right to impound any vehicle parking in a manner dangerous to vehicular or pedestrian traffic, or otherwise in violation of the medical center's parking policies and procedures. The contractor responsible shall be billed for costs involved in removing, impounding, and storing such vehicles. See 7.0 — annual fee for Construction Pass.
3.4 Library visitors (non-employee) without KU permits can use the time-regulated area located east of Dykes Library on 39th Street. Employees have access to time-regulated spaces after 5 p.m. and weekends but must adhere to the time regulation requirements.
3.5 Hospital Emergency Room parking: Parking adjacent to the Emergency Room is limited. Only persons being treated in the Emergency Room are allowed to park in this area. Parking is available 24 hours a day.
3.6 Traffic regulations: The speed limit on campus streets is 15 miles per hour, 5 miles per hour in parking lots unless posted otherwise.
3.7 Time-regulated parking: Time-regulated parking is restricted to patient and visitor use and is enforced from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and open to all parkers after those hours and on weekends with the knowledge that the time restriction remains enforced on a basis of 24/7, 365 days per year. Time-regulated spaces are enforced throughout the day with the possibility of issuance of multiple tickets.
3.8 Loading zone: Certain areas of the campus are designated as loading zones and are identified by signs. Use of a loading area requires departmental pass or notification to Parking Services. Loading areas are restricted 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
3.9 Clergy Permit: Issued to members of the clergy with either authorization from the Chaplain's office or with proper identification presented to the Patient Relations office. Permits are valid in all color zones and the Cambridge Visitor Garage.
3.10 Classification of Lots: Signs are posted at the entrance of each parking area giving the designation, hours during which the area is controlled, and if the area is color coded. Parking is restricted to vehicles with permits which authorize parking in that area. Vehicles shall be parked within a marked stall, not extending over a marked division indication when parking bumpers are not present. All color zone surface lots are available to current permitted parkers after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Surface lots are also available on weekends and all state holidays to current permitted parkers.
3.11 Classification of Parking Permits: Subject to modification, the parking permit classifications and parking privileges are shown for the Kansas City campus only. All zones are posted by signs showing color codes.
3.12 Restricted areas: Restricted areas are restricted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Restricted parking areas are as follows: All loading zones, all specially signed non-color zone parking areas, all roadways and all disabled and all patient parking areas.
3.13 Head-in Parking: When parking, the license plate of the vehicle must be displayed and visible to the drive lane.
3.14 No Ticket on Vehicle: If you park illegally but do not find a ticket on your vehicle, do not assume that you were not ticketed. Tickets can become detached from windshields and may also be mailed to violators. You are responsible for any ticket registered to your permit or vehicle.
3.15 Bicycles: Any person operating a bicycle shall observe all signs and control signals applicable to motor vehicles. Bicycles shall be parked in or immediately adjacent to the bicycle racks provided. They shall not be parked on lawns, sidewalks, chained to trees, light poles, fences, benches, etc. Bicycles that are considered to be abandoned will be removed by cutting the locking device, if necessary.
4.0 Responsibility for Offenses: The persons in whose name a motorized vehicle is titled shall be responsible for all violations identified to the vehicle.
4.1 City violations: Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., city ordinances cover specified standing or parking violations on city streets within and around the University of Kansas Medical Center. These ordinances are enforced by the respective cities and are in addition to any university rules and regulations.
4.2 Overparking in area or space regulated by a university time-regulated space: Fine: $20.
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4.4 Group II University Violations. Fine: $50
4.5A Group III-A University Violations. Fine: $60
4.5B Group III-B University Violations Fine $150
4.6 Group IV University Violations. Fine $100
4.7 Group V University Violations Fine $200
5.0 Payment of fines. Violation fees are payable at the Parking Services office either in person, via check, credit/debit card, or by mail or through our online parking ticket portal. Make checks payable to the University of Kansas. Payments of violations must be received within 10 days after the day on which the violation was dated. A fee of $50 is attached to each check returned due to insufficient funds. Learn more about how to pay a parking fine.
5.1 Late payment of fines: Late payment occurs if the fine is not received or postmarked by the 10th calendar day after issuance of the violation notice. Late payment of violation fees shall result in the levy of an additional $10 penalty for each violation. Individuals with unpaid fines shall be sent a notice 30 days after the date on which the violation notice was issued.
Note: Late payment of violation of 4.5A (Illegally parked in a space designated for the disabled) shall result in the levy of an additional $35 penalty for this violation.
5.2 At renewal time, any permit holder with unpaid violation fees shall lose their parking privileges until all fees are paid or an agreement is signed to make monthly payments until all fines are paid.
5.3 Excessive unpaid violations: Excessive violations exist whenever five or more citation notices have been posted to the record of the person in whose name a motorized vehicle is titled and the fines have not been paid or appealed. Parking any vehicle on campus property after having five or more unpaid violation notices is in violation of these regulations. The vehicle is subject to impoundment and removal from the campus or immobilization. This immobilization action refers to five citations per individual, not per each vehicle. An accumulation of five citations issued to one individual with multiple vehicles is cause for the immobilization of the vehicle registered to the individual. In addition, the Parking Services Department may revoke the privileges of operating a vehicle on the university campus.
5.4 Towing and impoundment of vehicles:
a) Vehicles repeatedly found on campus without a valid University parking permit will be towed. Removal shall be made irrespective of the knowledge that said vehicle belongs to or is operated by a person or persons eligible for university parking permit privileges.
b) Any vehicle registered or unregistered which because of its physical condition is deemed a safety hazard to other vehicles and/or pedestrians will be towed.
c) Any vehicle, even though it displays a valid parking permit, not moved from the lot or garages where it was parked for a period of seven days without the permission of the University Parking Services Department will be towed.
Vehicles may be towed from campus at any time if they interfere with the efficient operation of the traffic and parking at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Group III and IV university violations subject a vehicle to removal from the campus and impoundment, or immobilization. Violations are posted to the record of the person in whose name a motorized vehicle is titled or in the name of the person who has registered the vehicle with Parking Services. Any motor vehicle that has broken down on university property must be reported immediately to the University of Kansas Medical Center Parking Services Department. Major repairs to vehicles on university property are prohibited. All charges for towing and/or storage are the responsibility of the individual.
Vehicles subject to and pending tow will be issued a tow warning. You must contact the Parking Office within 48 hours or the date of the notice affixed to your vehicle. If contact is not made within 48 hours, your vehicle will be towed and impounded when sighted on campus.
5.5: Collection procedures
If an employee owes fines amounting to $25 or more and such fines are past due 60 days, Parking Services shall begin collection action as established by the state of Kansas, the Board of Regents and the University of Kansas Medical Center. An administrative service fee of 25% of the amount owed will also be assessed for all collection activities. If an employee continues to receive citations during the collection process, all new citations will be included in the collection cycle 10 days after the issuance of each additional citation.
6.0 Appeal procedure: To dispute a parking citation, a written appeal must be submitted to the Parking Services office within 10 days of receiving the citation or submitted online here.
Parking appeals will not be accepted after 10 days without payment of the citation. A Parking Appeals Committee composed of faculty, staff, and students will adjudicate written appeals.
If the appeal is denied by the Parking Appeals Committee, the appellant may request a review by the full Parking Committee. If the violation notice is denied by the Committee, the applicable fee must be paid on the 10th calendar day following the decision of the Committee. Appeal decisions by the Full Parking Committee are final.
7.0 Rates for surface lots, Cambridge and Olathe Facilities.
|Permit Type||Fiscal Year 2015|
|Effective July 1, 2015|
Fiscal Year 2016
|ADA Permit Parking||$110||$116||$6||5.45%|
Payroll deduction is required if available.
If you forgot your garage card, Red or Yellow zone parking lots are alternatives. You cannot park in any Blue parking lots. This applies to all card holders.
KUMC students considered full time (Note: Seven hours or more enrolled hours per semester) shall receive a 25% discount off the annual Yellow Permit price. Students must show proof of enrollment from Student Records and Registration.
The permit fees shall be prorated by the annual amount of the permit divided by 12 multiplied by the number of months remaining in the fiscal year:
|0-15 minutes||$ -|
|31 minutes - 1 hour||$2.00|
|1 hour- 1:30||$3.00|
|1:31- 2 hours||$4.00|
|ADA Per 24 Hour Period||$1.00|
|0-15 minutes||$ -|
|31 minutes - 1 hour||$2.00|
|1 hour- 1:30||$3.00|
|1:31- 24 hours||$4.00|
|ADA Per 24 Hour Period||See Above Rate Schedule|
** ADA Parkers will be treated as a regular parking guest. While afforded accomodations for closer parking, no discounted parking will be available. This is in accordance with other state universities in Kansas.
Note: No employee or student may be permitted to own, simultaneously, both a garage and surface parking permit.
7.1 Time Regulated Spaces: In accordance with posted signage.
7.2 Refunds: A full refund, less $10, of fees paid for issued permits shall be made only if a request for a refund is made at the Parking Services office within 7 days of the fee payment period. A prorated refund shall be made after seven days from the date of payment, based on the monthly schedule in Section 7.0. The refund after seven days will be the original fee paid less $10, less the prorated monthly rate for each month the permit has been used.
7.3 Statutory Authorization
Kansas Statutes Annotated (K.S.A.) Sections 74-3209 through 74-3216 authorize the Board of Regents to promulgate regulations for the control of parking and traffic on the University of Kansas Medical Center of Kansas City and Wichita campus and to establish misuse fees for violations of the regulations. Kansas Administrative Regulations, Chapter 88, Article 4, provides for regulations, governing traffic and parking on the roads, streets, driveways, and parking facilities at the state colleges and universities. The state budget does not provide funds for support of Parking Services and must, therefore, be self-supporting.
Monday through Friday. 5 a.m. through 11 p.m.
Escort services are available after 11 p.m. through the Police Department at 913-588-5030.
During operational hours, the bus will load and unload solely at the designated KUMC stops.
Shuttle service is not available weekends and holidays.
The shuttle is for the benefit of students, faculty, staff, and guests of the university. All persons wishing to use the service may do so with no individual fares being charged to any passenger.
For a safe and comfortable ride, please observe the following rules:
The Shuttle Bus Service is intended for transportation to and from the parking lots during its hours of operation.
During the hours listed below, employees, students and visitors of the university will be escorted to or picked up from residences, parking lots and the garage within the boundaries of Chester to the north, State Line Road to the east, 43rd Street to the south, and Fisher to the west.
In order to expedite service, the KU Hospital main entrance has been designated as the main escort pickup and drop off point. Request may be made by dialing extension 5030.
The University Police Department will provide callers with an approximate arrival time as each escort request is received. While the University Police will make every effort to perform escorts within ten minutes after the request is received, priority police assistance will be given preference. The person requesting the escort must be able to enter and exit the provided vehicle without assistance from the driver; if assistance is required, then the person requesting the escort should contact a private for-hire service.
Problems and or questions concerning the escort service should be directed to the on-duty supervisor at extension 5030.