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Periphery, Remote and Off-Peak Permit Sales Start Thursday, July 7

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 28, 2022) — Student periphery (K), remote (X) and off-peak (O) parking permits will go on sale beginning Thursday, July 7.

Permits may be purchased online or on-site at the University of Kentucky Transportation Services’ Customer Service Center. The customer service center is located at 721 Press Avenue, and regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In addition, 2022-2023 academic year parking permits for graduate/family and specialty housing areas, including Wildcat Coal Lodge (R17), German House (R18), Greg Page and Shawneetown (R19) and the LexTheo area (R29 and R30) are available for purchase beginning July 7. Students seeking R29 or R30 (LexTheo Apartments & Townhomes) parking permits must purchase them in person. Permits for all other areas are available to purchase online

Permits purchased prior to Saturday, July 30, can be mailed to a home mailing address. Orders placed after that date must be picked up either inside our customer service center or at our exterior express pick-up window. The exterior pick-up window opens at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. For online orders, please allow 24 hours processing prior to pick-up.

All outstanding parking citations must be paid before a new permit can be issued. Citations can be paid online or in person.

Periphery permits are available for the full academic year at a cost of $272 or for $136 for the fall semester only. Remote permits cost $168 for the full academic year. Off-Peak permits are available for $168 for the full academic year or $84 for the fall semester only.

Also beginning July 7, students who live off campus and have 60 or more credit hours may have the option to purchase a commuter permit. Please visit our website for more information on computer permits.

To purchase online,  log in to your customer account using your linkblue username and password. If purchasing a permit in person, please bring your UK ID, as well as information on the make, model and year of your vehicle, plus the license plate number.

Parking Control Information

Residential parking areas go on control for designated permits and normal control hours beginning on Saturday, August 13, except for periphery (K) and remote (R19) lots. Periphery and remote lots will temporarily go off control on Saturday, August 13, and remain so until classes begin on Monday, Aug. 22. This means that from Aug. 13 through Aug. 21, students are not required to display a parking permit when parking in periphery (K) and remote (R19) lots. These lots are taken off control during that timeframe to assist with move-in.

Periphery (K) Permit Details

Periphery (K) permit holders have a variety of parking options, including the Kroger Field Red and Blue lots, Commonwealth Drive lot and the College Way East and West lots. All of these parking areas have direct access to the campus bus system. Periphery permit holders may also choose to park in the Wildcat Court lots, but these lots do not have direct campus bus access and require a brief walk to a bus stop located at the intersection of College Way Drive and Wildcat Court.

In addition to authorizing parking in all of the areas mentioned above, a periphery permit also authorizes permit holders to park in most employee intermediate (E) parking areas after 3:30 p.m. and in most employee core (C ) areas after 5 p.m. However, please pay attention to any signage at the entry to parking areas and any additional control signage, curb markings, and other parking control devices within these areas before parking in them, as there are some exceptions.

Please also keep in mind that periphery permit holders who park in K lots are required to move their vehicles for home football games. Please see this page for additional information.

Remote (X) Permits

A limited number of remote (X) permits will be allocated for on campus residential students this year. Remote permits are a cost-effective option for students who infrequently use their vehicles, but want to have them nearby.

Remote parking is located in the Greg Page and Shawneetown apartment area and is served by the campus Green Route, which provides access to campus via a bus transfer to the Blue and White routes at the Stadium Blue Lot bus shelter.

Off-Peak Permits

Off-peak permits are offered to students and employees who only desire to park on campus after 3:30 p.m. This permit provides the permit holder with convenient access during periods of low parking demand at a steeply discounted rate.

Please see Parking Maps page for detailed information about campus parking areas. If you have questions or need more information, call 859-257-5757 or email UK Transportation Service.

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