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Employee Reserved Parking & Employee Core Parking

The University of Kentucky offers a limited number of premium parking permits for employees that offer greater amenities at a higher rate. Reserved and Employee Core parking permits are a premium price, but offer more predictability and convenience. This page explains how these permits work and the eligibility criteria.

Employee Reserved Parking

A reserved parking permit guarantees a parking space 24 hours a day, seven days a week. University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services offers reserved parking in several surface lots and garages around campus; however, the University has a limited number of reserved parking permits available. Currently, reserved parking is only available within the UK HealthCare campus.

Reserved Permit Fees

Effective July 1, 2016, the cost per month for all reserved parking is $111 and the annual cost is $1,332. Permit fees are subject to change at the beginning of each fiscal year.

Reserved Permit Eligibility

All University employees are eligible to apply for reserved permits; however, approval to purchase these limited permits is generally restricted to senior UK HealthCare staff and clinical faculty.

Submission of an application for reserved parking puts one’s name on a request list. This list is reviewed by UK HealthCare and PTS leadership. Selection of employees for reserved parking will be at the discretion of the Director of Parking and Transportation Services or his designee(s) in consultation with the appropriate department administrators while adhering to relevant policies and procedures.

Assignments are based on eligibility. Those not awarded permits are not added to a waiting list.

Reserved Parking Locations

  • Gazette Avenue Lot (effective July 1, 2016)
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Garage, Level A
  • Kentucky Clinic Garage (PS #3), first, fifth and sixth floors
  • UK HealthCare Parking Garage (PS #8), first floor
  • Veterans Drive Lot

Reserved parking permits are valid for the lot or garage to which the permit holder is assigned. In addition, reserved parking permits are also valid in any regular Employee (E) lot or garage.

Employee Core Parking (formerly Employee Plus Parking)

Employee Core (E Core) parking lots are controlled for E Core permits Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Any valid UK permit may park in E+ areas after 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or at any time on Saturday or Sunday. The University has a limited number of E+ parking permits available. The majority of E+ parking is concentrated within the UK HealthCare campus.

E Core Permit Fees

Effective, July 1, 2016, the cost per month for all E Core parking is $74 and the annual cost is $888. Permit fees are subject to change at the beginning of each fiscal year.

The annual parking permit period for reserved parking is from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.

E Core Permit Eligibility

All UK employees are eligible to apply for E Core parking spaces; however, priority for the Press Avenue North Lot and the UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Garage is generally restricted to senior UK HealthCare staff and clinical faculty. Priority for the Seminary Drive Lot will be given to those employees who work in buildings adjacent to the lot.

Selection of employees for E Core parking will be at the discretion of the Director of Parking and Transportation Services or his designee(s) in consultation with the appropriate department administrators while adhering to relevant policies and procedures.

E Core assignments are based on eligibility. However, those applicants not approved are saved for future consideration should eligibility conditions or individual circumstances change.

E Core Parking Locations

  • Press Avenue North Lot
  • Seminary Drive Lot
  • UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital Garage, Levels G and H

E Core parking permits are valid for the lot or garage to which the permit holder is assigned. In addition, E Core parking permits are also valid in any regular Employee (E) lot or garage.

Application Procedures

To apply, complete the Employee Reserved/E+ Permit application found at: www.uky.edu/pts/help-and-resources_forms and submit it to UKParking@lsv.uky.edu or to Parking and Transportation Services, 721 Press Avenue, 0202.

Individuals choosing not to renew their reserved parking must notify Parking and Transportation Services of their decision in writing, by memo or email.

The annual parking permit period is from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. Information regarding application renewal procedures will be distributed to all reserved and E Core permit holders in advance of the expiration date. Individuals not renewing by the stated deadlines will be removed from the reserved or E Core parking and the space will be reassigned. Individuals choosing to return their parking permit to PTS before July 1 may be eligible for a partial refund.

Payment Methods

Permit fees may be paid in full by cash, check, credit or debit card or KMSF funds, or other approved methods. Permit fees may also be payroll deducted for eligible personnel, whereby a pro rata amount will be deducted from each paycheck.

Employees wishing to cancel their parking privileges may do so by returning the permit to PTS. Refunds will be issued on a pro rata basis for individuals who have paid permit fees in full. Individuals being payroll deducted for reserved parking will have the deduction cancelled when the permit is returned.