Campus News

2022-2023 Parking Permit Rates

Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 6, 2022) – UK students and staff who choose to park on campus for the 2022-2023 academic year will see a slight increase in parking permit fees. The last increase was three years ago, during the 2019-2020 academic year. 

While most permit prices will increase, UK Transportation Services will offer a no-cost increase option for employees and students who choose to park at the south campus periphery lots. Periphery permits will remain $34 per month, the same rate since 2014-2015, and provide access to the Kroger Field Red and Blue Lots, the Commonwealth Drive Lot, and the College Way lots for K and EK permit holders in addition to the Orange Lot and the Large Gluck Lot for EK permit holders.

“Transportation Services strives to ensure that campus remains accessible to all members of the campus community,” said Lance Broeking, director of UK Transportation Services. “Unfortunately, we must periodically raise parking permit rates to compensate for increasing costs and infrastructure improvements, but we work to maintain the lowest possible cost options for students and employees, as well as actively support and encourage automobile-free options.

Below is a list of permit types with their associated 2022-2023 monthly fees (unless otherwise noted).

  • Permit type: Employee and Student Periphery, monthly fee: $34 (unchanged)
  • Permit type: Employee and Student Intermediate, monthly fee: $42
  • Permit type: Employee and Student Core, monthly fee: $63
  • Permit type: Employee Reserved, monthly fee: $126
  • Permit type: Retiree, monthly fee: $10.50
  • Permit type: Student Remote, monthly fee: $21
  • Permit type: ADA Accessible. monthly fee: $42
  • Permit type: Motorcycle/Motor Scooter, monthly fee: $14
  • Permit type: Limited, monthly fee: $7 (unchanged) 
  • Permit type: Off Peak, monthly fee: $21
  • Permit type: Summer 2022, monthly fee: $10/week (unchanged) 
  • Permit type: Daily Visitor ( scratch-off), monthly fee: $6.50/day
  • Permit type: Daily Employee/ Student (scratch-off), monthly fee: $4.25/day
Additional information concerning permit types and sale dates can be found on the Transportation Services website. Employee permit sales begin in mid-May with students permit sales to follow. More information about sales will be communicated as those dates approach. For more information, visit and follow UK Transportation Services on Twitter @UKParking.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.