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Tips to Avoid Parking Violations

Be informed: Read the Parking Services policies and procedures and check our interactive maps. The information and map will answer your questions and help you avoid getting parking citations.

Check your color zones: Before entering a parking lot or parking garage, please read the sign at the entrance if you are unsure of the zone or garage or whether you are in a legal parking area. M-F from 7am-5pm, employees are required to be in their designated permitted parking area. From 5pm-7am M-F and S/S, any authorized KUMC permit may park in any surface lot zone not specifically regulated by signage or gates.   View map

Get a permit: All employees and students must obtain an authorized permit at Your license plate is your permit and must be visible from the drive aisle always. How to get a permit.

Reserved and restricted areas:

  • Employees and students (without garage cards) are prohibited from parking in any patient or visitor reserved area (parking garages or restricted lots). The exception to this is employees with valid disabled placards and/or and a bona-fide doctor's appointments. Employees with doctor's appointments must register in advance for a special permit via their online parking account found at After the appointment, the vehicle must be moved from the facility; with the employee paying the daily fee upon exit.
  • Students and employees may not park in restricted areas at any time. Restricted areas include all loading zones, pediatric metered lot, receiving docks, special marked or signed areas. Emergency room parking is prohibited unless you are a patient or transporting a patient to the emergency room.

Borrowed or Rental Vehicle:  If you should drive a different vehicle due to repairs etc. or have a rental vehicle, you must add this vehicle to your parking account as you can have up to three vehicles registered at a time. Access your account at

Parking validation stamps: KUMC agencies, university, Hospital Authority, KUPI, Research employees and students are prohibited from using validation stamps to obtain reduced parking fees in the parking garages unless a having a bonafide appointment.

Pay your tickets: If you receive parking citations do not let them accumulate. Three or more violations automatically classify you as an "Excessive Violator." This action will result in the towing of your vehicle as well as the tickets being placed with the state of Kansas for collections. It also initiates the revocation of your parking privileges.   How to pay a ticket

Most problems or questions relating to parking concerns can often be answered by reviewing the parking policies and procedures found at

For additional information, please:

  • Email and a team member will reply or;
  • Call (913) 588-5175.
  • Parking Services office hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed on weekends and holidays.

Parking Services

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