LEXINGTON, KY (July 17, 2023) — Commuter (C) permit sales for new students — those who did not have a commuter parking permit last academic year — will go on sale noon Wednesday, July 19, and will continue until sold out.
To qualify for a commuter permit, you must have 60 or more credit hours and live more than one mile from campus.
Commuter permits cost $336 per academic year and are only available for purchase for a full academic year.
These permits do not authorize permit holders to park overnight on campus without prior authorization.
Commuter parking areas
Students who choose to purchase a commuter permit — Scott Street Lots (C9); Cornerstone Garage (C5); South Mill Lot (C40) — are authorized to park within their designated area or in the commuter periphery (CK) lots.
Commuter permit holders can also take advantage of off-peak campus parking, which authorizes them to park in most employee intermediate lots after 3:30 p.m.
For more details about commuter permits, please visit the commuter permits page.
Students who qualify for and are seeking a less expensive option may consider purchasing a commuter periphery (CK) permit. Commuter periphery (CK) permits cost $272 per academic year or $136 per semester.
Purchasing a permit
To purchase a permit online, simply log into your customer account using your linkblue ID and password. Please have the make, model, color, and license plate number of your vehicle available, as vehicle information is required before a permit purchase can be processed. (See graphic below for information about entering your license plate number.)
Permits purchased online can be mailed to your home mailing address or picked up in person at the 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 one full business day 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 our website.
Summer campus parking
Summer campus parking arrangements and control will end Friday, Aug. 11. Commuter lots will go on control for designated permits beginning Saturday, Aug. 12.
Periphery (RK and CK) lots temporarily go off control Saturday, Aug. 12, and return to permit control Monday, Aug. 21, when classes begin.
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