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2024-2025 Student residential parking permit sales

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 2, 2024)  2024-2025 student residential (R) parking permits will go on sale starting at noon on Monday, July 8, for returning residential UK students with a 2024-2025 campus housing assignment. This priority pre-sale window is available on a first-come, first-served basis through Friday, July 19.

Once the presale window closes, all remaining residential parking permits will be offered for sale to the broader on-campus student residential population, regardless of class standing. Sales for these students (including those who did not have a residential parking permit last academic year) will begin at noon, Monday, July 22 and continue until permits are sold out.

Parking permits are priced based upon proximity and predictability. Most residential permits for the new academic year cost $504. Residential permits for the Green Lot (R10) and the Shively Lot (R16) cost $336 for the academic year. These permits are only available for purchase for a full academic year (eight months).

Permits for Shawneetown and Greg Page Apartments (R19) cost $252 annually (12 months) and went on sale on Thursday, May 30.

Students who choose to purchase a residential (R) permit are required to park within their designated residential area. They may also choose to park in the residential periphery (RK) area at Kroger Field.

Additional parking permit options are available for students who are seeking a less expensive alternative or who do not require or desire regular or proximate access to their vehicle. Residential periphery (RK) parking is available at Kroger Field and can be purchased by the semester or the full academic year. RK permits costs $136 for the fall semester or $272 for the full academic year. Remote (X) parking is available for $168 for the full academic year.

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

Purchasing a Permit

To purchase a permit online, simply log into your customer account. The appropriate residential parking permit(s) 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 our customer service center or over the phone by calling (859) 257-5757.

Please have the make, model, color and license plate state and number of your vehicle available, as vehicle information is required before a permit purchase can be processed.

The Transportation Services customer service center is located at 721 Press Avenue and our regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All outstanding parking citations must be paid before a permit purchase may be processed. Citations may be paid online or over the phone.

For students who choose to park on campus, note that 2024-2025 parking permits will be valid beginning Saturday, Aug. 10, and must be displayed upon arrival. Residential permits will also be activated for entry and exit from gated parking structures beginning Saturday, Aug. 10.

Periphery (RK and CK) lots temporarily go off control Saturday, Aug. 10, and return to permit control Monday, Aug. 26, when classes begin.

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 Sustainable Transportation section of the website.

For information concerning parking and transit operations on campus, sign up for e-news and follow Tranportation Services on X @UKParking.

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