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University Parking & Transportation Services

Frequently Asked Questions


I park my car at Cardinal Stadium. Is it true I can't park in Purple lots during weekday football games?

Students and employees who park at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium must move their vehicles before 7:30am on the days of home football games. Failure to move any vehicle from the Stadium parking lots could result in a citation and/or impoundment at the owner’s expense. Alternate parking for students and employees will be made available at near or in the KFEC (Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center). Access to KEC will be granted at no charge as long as the University member has a valid UofL parking permit with them.  Additional instructions will be emailed to permit holders before the game and posted on the University Parking website and Facebook page. Overnight parking is NEVER available at PJCS.

I need to run into a campus building. I was told by [my friend, RA, hall director, some stranger on the street] I could leave my hazard lights on to avoid a parking ticket. Is that true?

No, Parking Services does not condone this activity as short-term legal parking. If your vehicle is illegally parked, no matter the duration, you may receive a parking citation. This applies to all spaces on campus: regular spaces, disabled spaces, services areas, etc. In addition to visitor pay parking in the Floyd Street Garage and at 4th and Cardinal Blvd, parking meters are available throughout campus and on city streets to accommodate short-term parking.

I have a state-issued accessible permit. May I use it to park on campus?

Any state-issued accessible permit may park only in visitor areas. A UofL Accessible parking permit is required for all UofL accessible parking spaces. Accessible permit applications are available on the University Parking website and in the parking offices.  All applications will be forwarded to the provided doctor for approval. UofL Accessible permits are valid only on UofL's campuses.

Are visitor permits available for parking on UofL campus?

Visitor permits may be purchased for $6 per day in the parking office or printed on the University Parking website. You can also purchase a virtual permit through the ParkMobile App.


When is parking available on campus without a permit?

Free parking is available after 7:30pm daily and on weekends. Handicapped and Yellow, Orange and Brown resident parking lots require a proper permit 24/7.

A friend does not need a permit any longer and I would like to buy it and use it as my own? or I found a permit on the ground. May I keep it and use it?

No, the only person who may use a permit is the person to whom the permit was issued. All permits are non-transferable. If someone other than the owner is caught using a permit a costly citation and impoundment could result as well as loss of parking privileges. Any recovered lost permits should be returned to University Parking.

May I purchase a permit per semester?

Parking permits are sold on an academic year basis and are prorated by semester. Permits returned before January 31st are eligible for a prorated refund.

What should I do if my permit is lost?

Permits should be reported lost in the Parking Office.  Upon completion of a lost/stolen permit report, a replacement permit may be purchased for $20.

May I use a permit reported as lost if it is recovered?

Absolutely not. When a permit is reported lost, it is coded as invalid. Any vehicle displaying a lost permit will be significantly fined and impounded. Please return a recovered permit to the parking office.  If a replacement permit was purchased, the $20 replacement fee may be refunded when the original permit is returned.

May I exchange my permit during the year if I move?

Yes, a prorated price difference or refund will apply to all permit exchanges.  Residents moving off campus mid-year must exchange for a commuter permit or the resident permit will be revoked.

May I use my permit multiple vehicles?

Yes, permits registered to the individual person and may be used in any vehicle.


Where may I pay a citation?

Parking citations with remittance may be mailed with the envelope provided, paid in person at either of the Parking Offices on Belknap and Health Sciences Center Campuses, or online via the University Parking website. You may also scan the QR code on the citation to pay.

Why would I receive a citation for not hanging my permit when it is listed on my parking account?

According to the Parking Rules & Regulations, anyone parking on university property not parked at a meter or in an hourly pay parking lot, must display a valid University of Louisville Permit. In order to ensure a permit is valid, the numbers must be visible from outside the vehicle. It is the owner's responsibility to properly display the permit. Permits are transferable from vehicle to vehicle. The Parking Office will excuse one citation for this violation for each permit holder per academic year if the vehicle was parked legally and the permit was not displayed.

How do I appeal a citation?

Citations may be appealed within 7 days from the issue date.  Citations may be appeal online or via a paper form in either parking office.