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Student Residential Parking Permit Sales for New Students

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 13, 2022)  The 2022-2023 student residential (R) parking permits will go on sale beginning noon Tuesday, June 14, for on-campus student residents, regardless of class standing. Sales will continue until permits are sold out.

To purchase a permit online, log into your customer account. The appropriate residential parking permit for your housing assignment will appear as an option for purchase. Housing assignments must be finalized before residential permit options can be displayed.

Purchases can also be made in person at UK Transportation Services customer service center, located at 721 Press Ave. Regular indoor office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Permits purchased online can be mailed to your home mailing address or picked up in person at our customer service center. If you plan to pick up, please allow 24 hours for processing. Pre-purchased permits can be picked up at the exterior express window, which opens at 6:30 a.m. weekdays, or inside our office starting at 7:30 a.m.

All outstanding parking citations must be paid before a permit purchase may be processed. Citations may be paid online or at the customer service center.

Permit Details

Parking permits are priced based upon proximity and predictability. R2, R5 and R7 residential permits for the new academic year cost $504. Residential permits for the Green Lot (R10) cost $336 for the academic year. Permits for Shawneetown and Greg Page Apartments (R19) cost $168. (R19 permits go on sale later this summer, starting on Thursday, July 7.)

Residential permits are only available for purchase for a full academic year.

Students who choose to purchase a residential permit are required to park within their designated area. 

Additional parking permit options are available for residential students who are seeking a less expensive alternative or who do not require or desire regular or proximate access to their vehicle. Periphery (K) parking is available for purchase by the semester ($136) or by the full academic year ($272). Remote parking is available for $168 for the full academic year. 

For more details about residential parking options, including classifications and parking area locations, please visit the student residential permits page. 

For students who choose to park on campus, note that 2022-2023 parking permits will be valid beginning Saturday, Aug. 13, and must be displayed upon arrival. Residential permits will also be activated for entry and exit from gated parking structures beginning Saturday, Aug. 13.

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.

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