LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 14, 2022) — Student commuter (C) permits will go on sale beginning Thursday, June 16, for renewing students (those who had a commuter permit last academic year). This priority pre-sale window is available through Tuesday, July 5, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Once the pre-sale window closes, all remaining commuter parking permits will be offered for sale to the broader commuter student population with 60 or more credit hours. Sales will begin noon Thursday, July 7, and continue until permits are sold out.
Commuter permits for the new academic year cost $336 and are only available for purchase for a full academic year.
Commuter Parking Areas
Students who choose to purchase a commuter permit are authorized to park within their designated commuter area and are not approved to park in other commuter areas. They may also park in student periphery (K) parking areas and in most employee intermediate lots after 3:30 p.m.
In addition to commuter parking options in the Scott Street area (C9), students can also choose a C5 commuter option, which authorizes parking in Cornerstone Garage.
For more details about commuter permits, please visit the commuter permits page.
Students seeking less expensive options may also consider purchasing a periphery (K) permit.
Purchasing a Permit
To purchase a permit online, simply log into your customer account using your linkblue ID and password.
Permits purchased online can be mailed to your home mailing address or picked up in person at the UK Transportation Services customer service center, located at 721 Press Ave. Regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If you plan to pick up, please allow 24 hours for processing. Pre-purchased permits can also be picked up at the exterior express window, which opens at 6:30 a.m. weekdays.
All outstanding parking citations must be paid before a permit purchase may be processed. Citations may be paid online or in the office.
Permit renewal time also offers students a good opportunity to consider other methods of transportation to, from and around campus, rather than single occupancy vehicles. Transportation Services offers several attractive incentives to encourage both employees and students to consider sustainable options, such as biking, busing, walking or ride sharing. For details about these programs, visit the Incentives section of the website.
Permit Control Dates
Summer campus parking arrangements and control will end Friday, Aug. 12. Commuter lots will go on control for designated permits beginning Monday, Aug. 15.
Campus periphery (K) area lots, R19, and remote (X) lots will return to regular permit control Monday, Aug. 22, when classes begin.
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