Check your color zones: Before entering a parking lot or parking garage, please read the sign at the entrance if you are unsure of the color zone or whether you are in a legal parking area. All surface lots are identified by color zones. Yellow permits may park in Yellow zones only. Red permits may park in Red and Yellow zones. Blue permits may park in Blue, Red, and Yellow parking zones. View map
Get a permit: All employees and students parking in surface lots must display a valid permit. The permit must be properly affixed to the rear windshield driver's side of the vehicle. How to get a permit
Know where you can park and when: Surface lot permits are not valid in the parking garages or any parking meter during regular business hours. If you choose to park in the parking facilities after hours, you must pay the applicable parking fee. 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 holidays observed by KUMC.
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Get courtesy parking: If you have to drive a different non-permit vehicle due to repairs etc., you must notify the Parking Service Office. See Regulation 2.13 of the University Parking Policies and Procedures brochure. Courtesy Parking Form
Parking validation stamps: KUMC agencies, university, Hospital Authority, KUPI, Research employees and students are prohibited from using validation stamps to obtain reduced parking fees in the parking garages. The exception would be if you had a personal clinical appointment, in which case you should be prepared to prove your parking and patient status if a citation is issued. The fine for illegal parking in the parking garage is up to $110.
Pay your tickets: If you receive parking citations do not let them accumulate. Five or more violations automatically classify you as an "Excessive Violator." This action will result in the towing or immobilization of your vehicle. It also initiates the revocation of your parking privileges. How to pay a ticket
Most problems or questions relating to parking concerns can often be answered by reviewing the parking policies and procedures. If you prefer to speak with a Parking Services representative, call 913-588-5175 or visit the office at 2100 W. 36th Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The office is located adjacent to the Post Office. The office hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed on weekends and holidays.