Helpful Tips To Avoid A Parking Ticket

  1. Students may park in white-lined spaces only.

  2. All vehicles parked on campus between 7:00 AM and 4:30 PM must be registered with  KU Business Services and display a valid parking decal. (EXCEPTIONS: B1, C1-5 and F3 lots are enforced 24/7/365. A1 meters are enforced until 7:00 PM.)

  3. Visitors: All visitors' vehicles must display a Visitor permit on their vehicle from Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM- 4:30 PM. Visitor permits are available from Transportation Services during normal business hours or from the department the guest is visiting. Visitors may park in any non-reserved or non-metered space on campus.

  4. Resident Students With 18+ Credits: Vehicles must be parked in assigned lots and are not permitted to be parked on North Campus Monday-Friday between 7:00 AM- 4:30 PM. Exceptions must be requested through and approved by Transportation Services. All Resident vehicles (except for Honors residents) will be assigned to the C lots on South Campus.

  5. Residents with F Decals: Resident students with less than 18 credits completed entering the fall semester of a given academic year will be issued an F decal. Vehicles with F decals must be parked in one of three lots (C5, B2 and B3) 24/7/365.Open Parking does NOT apply to F decals. EXCEPTION: To load and unload a vehicle, F decals are permitted to park in white-lined spaces on South Campus for periods of no longer than 20 minutes as long as the vehicle’s hazard lights are on.

  6. Commuter Students with Less Than 30 Completed Credits: Commuter students in this classification will be assigned an X decal and must park their vehicles in the A4, D3, E1, or E2 lots only, and the decal must be displayed on the vehicle.

  7. Alternate/Loaner Vehicle: If a student or staff member borrows another vehicle or uses a loaner car for any period of time, they must email their vehicle registration form to and then visit Transportation Services immediately upon bringing the car on campus. The individual will be issued a temporary parking placard with the same lot assignment as their permanent decal.

  8. Vehicle Breakdown: Notify Public Safety IMMEDIATELY and obtain a “DISABLED VEHICLE” placard from the Communications Center to place on the vehicle. This service is available 24/7.

  9. Multiple Vehicles: KU students may register more than one vehicle owned by them or a member of their family for the same cost as the regular permits. Students should add the extra vehicle to their account through the Vehicle Services link in their MyKU account or at our office. The student must then bring that vehicle registration and a photo ID to KU Business Services (Academic Forum room 107) during normal business hours.