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Frequently Asked Questions

parking questions

Why isn't parking free?

The Department of Parking Services is self-supporting.  All revenue generated from the sale of permits and garage parking fees supports the parking and transportation needs of KUMC.  

What is the price for permit or garage parking?

The costs for parking vary. Rates are based on the proximity to the main complex, higher rates for closer spaces, less for more distant ones. Learn more about parking fees in Policies and Procedures.

Can employees park in the parking garages?

Only authorized employees or students are allowed to park in the garages.  If authorized, then the employee or student's id badge will active the reader which will cause the gate to open. Unauthorized parkers are subject to a $150 per occurrence fine.

What if I am a patient or visitor in the hospital, and will be parking in one of the visitor garages?

If you are a registered parker utilizing the services of the hospital and will be parking in one of the visitor garages, then:

  • Access your parking account at;
  • Select the “Special Permits” button located on the left side of your account page;
  • Select the garage and four (4) hour time frame for when your vehicle will be in the facility.
  • If you need a longer accommodation, then please email with your request. The parking services staff will update your account accordingly and email confirmation to you.

Does my permit allow me to park in any zone lot?

During the business day, permit holders must park in the zone or garage for which they are assigned..  

Can I park anywhere after a certain time of day?

With a permit, all surface lots are open in all the color zone lots Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 7a.m.  

Can I park anywhere during the weekend?

With a permit, all surface lots are open in all the color zone lots all day on weekends. Additionally, permitted parkers may utilize the P2-Olathe II Garage; leaving the premises by Monday at 6 a.m.

What if I need to drive an alternate vehicle to work and it's not registered?

With a valid registration, you may have up to three vehicles registered.  If you drive an alternate vehicle, it is the registrant's responsibility to update their account to reflect the vehicle.

How do I pay a parking violation and how long do I have to pay it?

A violation must be paid within 10 days from the date on which the violation was issued. Learn more about paying tickets.  

How do I appeal a parking ticket?

A violation must be appealed to Parking Services within 10 days from the date on which the violation was issued. You may appeal a ticket here.

Does the university provide a shuttle service?

Yes, there are shuttle bus services from 4:30 a.m. to 12:15 a.m., Monday through Friday. Learn more about shuttle service.  

Shuttle service after 12:15 a.m.?

The Department for Public Safety (police and security) provides an escort service from 12:15 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. by calling Police Dispatch at 913-588-5030.  

What if I have a flat tire or dead battery?

Call police dispatch at 913-588-5030.

Contact Kevin Rowald at with any questions.

How can I get a copy of the University's Parking Policies and Procedures?

A copy of the University Parking Policies and Procedures can be viewed here on our website.  

What are the operational hours and location of Parking Services?

Off-campus police security escorts are available 8 p.m.-6 a.m. daily. The boundaries are:

  • Chester Avenue to the north
  • State Line Road to the east
  • 43rd Street to the south
  • Fisher Street to the west

The blue shuttle route bus will be available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight.

What if a guest or patient family member needs security escort service?

Call police dispatch at 913-588-5030 and the escort service will be provided.

What is the overhead clearance height for each parking garage?

  • P2 height clearance: 8'2 on the ground level only. Remainder of the garage is 7'2".
  • P3 height clearance: 7'2"
  • P5 height clearnance: 8'4"

For larger vehicles, please call police dispatch at (913) 588-5030 and request an over-sized vehicle escort.

Parking Services

University of Kansas Medical Center
Parking Services
P5 Garage Second Level
3724 Cambridge
Kansas City, KS 66160
Tel: 913-588-5175