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Transportation Services offers a limited number of residential student parking permits. These permits provide on-campus student residents with the highest level of parking convenience and predictability at a higher price point than a traditional student periphery parking permit.

The number of permits issued for designated residential parking areas ensures that permit holders will be able to find a parking space within their assigned lot, garage, or area. This type of permit is ideal for students who regularly rely on their automobile for professional, personal, or academic obligations, or for those who desire more convenient access to their vehicle.

Because of the limited number of spaces in each residential area, it is important that students with residential permits park in their designated residential area and not park in other residential areas; however, they may also park in student periphery lots.

Additional parking options for all residential permit holders are available during off-peak hours.

Purchase Process & Calendar

Most student residential permits may be purchased online, on-site, or over the phone and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Quantities are limited and may sell out quickly.

Some specific permit types -- such as Greek residential permits -- are only available for purchase on-site at our customer service center.

Pre-sale Window for Returning Residential Students: Starting at noon on July 8, through July 19, 2024

Permit Sales for All Eligible Residential Students:  Starting at noon on July 22 until sold out

Eligibility

Residential permits are restricted to students with confirmed on-campus housing assignments. Access to specific student residential parking areas may be further restricted based on housing location.

Returning residential students with a confirmed housing assignment have priority of purchase during the designated pre-sale window. 

Pricing

2024-2025 Standard Permit Annual Price (based on an academic year of eight months): $504
2024-2025 R10 Permit Annual Price (based on an academic year of eight months): $336
2024-2025 R16 Permit Annual Price (based on an academic year of eight months): $336
2024-2025 R19 Permit Annual Price (12 months): $252

Student residential permits—with the exception of Greek Residential permits and residential periphery (RK) permits -- are only available to purchase for the entire academic year. Students who no longer need or desire residential parking during any portion of the year may choose to return their permit for a pro-rated refund.

Permit Options

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Choose from the following selections, based upon your assigned residence hall and/or status.

Blazer, Boyd, Holmes, Jewell, Patterson & Roselle (R5)

Cornerstone Garage (R5 permit)

Status: On Sale Now

Allows for R5 permit holders to park throughout the day and overnight in Cornerstone Garage (PS #5). Permit holders may also park in most employee intermediate lots after 3:30 p.m. weekdays and on weekends.

Enforcement: A valid R5 permit is required in Cornerstone Garage for overnight parking privileges in the structure.

Baldwin, Chellgren, Donovan, Haggin, Ingles, Johnson, Lewis, Smith, University Flats, Ball, Pigman & Woodland Glen IV-V (R2, R7, R10, R16)

Hilltop Avenue Garage (formerly known as Rose Street Garage) (R2 permit)

Status: On Sale Now

Allows for R2 permit holders to park in the Hilltop Avenue Garage (PS  #2). Permit holders may also park in most employee intermediate lots after 3:30 pm weekdays and on weekends.

Enforcement: The Hilltop Avenue Garage is enforced for R2 permits from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with any valid UK permit allowed entry after 5 p.m weekdays and on weekends.

Sports Center Garage and Complex Drive (R7 permit)

Status:  On Sale Now

Allows for R7 permit holders to park in the Sports Center Garage (PS #7) and on Complex Drive. Permit holders may also park in most employee intermediate lots after 3:30 pm weekdays and on weekends. R7 permit holders must relocate their vehicles before 7 a.m. on all home football game days. Relocation information can be found here.

Enforcement: The Sports Center Garage and Complex Drive is enforced for R7 permits 24/7.

Green Lot & North Red Lot (R10 permit)

Status:  On Sale Now

Allows for R10 permit holders to park in the Green Lot between BCTC and Kroger Field, located off of College Way Drive, and the North Red Lot. Permit holders may also park in most employee intermediate lots after 3:30 p.m. weekdays and on weekends. R10 permit holders must relocate their vehicles before 7 a.m. on all home football game days. Relocation information can be found here.

Enforcement: The Green Lot and North Red Lot is enforced for R10 permits 24/7.

Shively Lot (R16 permit)

Status:  On Sale Now

Allows for R16 permit holders to park in the Shively Lot, located off of Sports Center Drive. Permit holders may also park in most employee intermediate lots after 3:30 p.m. weekdays and on weekends. R16 permit holders must relocate their vehicles before 7 a.m. on all home football game days. Relocation information can be found here.

Enforcement: The Shively Lot is enforced for R16 permits 24/7.

Greek Residential Permits (R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R22)

There are six Greek Residential Permit types that allow members of the Greek communities to park near their fraternity or sorority house, located mainly near the Columbia Avenue and Rose Lane areas. These include R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, and R22 permits.

UK Transportation Services identifies the available parking spaces in this area and then allocates a pro-rated number of spaces to each house based on occupancy numbers received from UK Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL). The chapters provide to FSL the names of those who will be purchasing Greek Residential permits and FSL provides this list to Transportation Services.

Transportation Services then provides purchasing authority to these Greek members. Greek Residential Permits are only available for purchase in office and for one semester at a time, as chapters will occasionally change the list during winter break.

Status: SOLD OUT

Allows for R11 (Alpha Phi lot), R12 (Rose Lane lots), R13 (Pennsylvania Court), R14 (SAE Lot), R15 (Columbia Terrace area) and R22 (Alice Lloyd Collehe Lot) permit holders to park in their designated lots. Permit holders may also park in most employee intermediate lots after 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

Enforcement: Greek residential lots are enforced for their respective permits 24/7.

Wildcat Coal Lodge (R17)

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Allows for R17 permit holders to park in the College View Lot (Wildcat Coal Lodge). Permit holders may also park in most employee intermediate lots after 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

Enforcement: The College View Lot (Wildcat Coal Lodge) is enforced for R17 permits 24/7.

German House (R18)

Status:

Allows for R18 permit holders to park in the German House area, which is a separate section within the Memorial Coliseum Lot. Permit holders may also park in most employee intermediate lots after 3:30 pm weekdays.

Enforcement: The German House area within the Memorial Coliseum Lot is enforced for R18 permits 24/7.

Graduate/Family (R19, R29, R30)

Shawneetown/Greg Page Permit (R19)

Allows for R19 permit holders to park in the Greg Page and Shawneetown apartments lots. Permit holders may also park in most employee intermediate lots after 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

Enforcement: The Greg Page and Shawneetown residential lots are enforced 24/7.

LexTheo Apartments & Townhomes (R29 & R30)

These permits are not available online. They can be purchased on-site at our customer service center.

Allows for R29 and R30 permit holders to park in the LexTheo (LTS Apartments, 625 S. Limestone) and LexTheo (LTS Townhomes, 633 Maxwelton Court)  lots. Permit holders may also park in most employee intermediate lots after 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

Enforcement: The LTS apartment and townhome lots are enforced for R29 and R30 permits 24/7.