Employee Commuter

Employee CommuterEmployee commuter permits provide a predictable parking option at a discounted hourly rate. Employee commuter permits are designed for employees with offices off campus who travel to campus infrequently.

Employee commuter permits allow the permit holder to park in one of the four hourly paid parking garages on campus. The authorized garage will be indicated on the permit by a hole punch. Upon entry to the garage, the permit holder will take a paper ticket and then park with the permit fully visible either hanging from the rear view mirror or placed on the front left dash. The permit must be visible to avoid receiving a citation. This permit will qualify the driver for a reduced parking rate, which the driver will pay upon exit.

Employee commuter permits are issued at no cost. However, because it is issued at no cost and is limited for use in the garage indicated on the permit, this permit cannot be used in any other parking lot on campus, including parking around Kroger Field Stadium.

Eligibility, Application Process and Calendar

Employee commuter parking permits are not available for purchase by the general campus community. Employee commuter permits will be approved based on office location, position responsibilities, job requirements and parking availability.

Employee access to patient parking garages -- UK HealthCare Garage (PS #8) and Kentucky Clinic Garage (PS #3) -- is strictly regulated. Consequently, employee commuter permit allocation for patient garages is very limited. EC8 and EC3 permit holders are restricted to certain parking areas within these garages. See the parking locations section below for details.

Employees with offices off-campus may apply for an employee commuter permit by completing and submitting this application.  A committee of UK HealthCare senior administrators will make final decisions regarding assignment of employee commuter permits. The issuance of employee commuter permits for the UK HealthCare garage and the Kentucky Clinic garage will be strictly regulated.

Employees with active employee commuter permits may renew their existing permit annually unless instructed otherwise by UK HealthCare senior administrators. The renewal window typically begins in May. Online renewal with permit pickup or mail delivery will be available. 

Permits are valid July 1 through June 30 of the following year.


2023-2024 Hourly Rate: $0.75

Parking Locations

Employee commuter parking is available in the following locations:

  • E7: Sports Center Garage (PS #7)
  • Cornerstone Garage (formerly South Limestone Garage) (PS #5)
  • E8: UK HealthCare Garage (PS #8) (Patient Parking—EC8 permit holders are only allowed to park on the top floor (level F) of the garage and the connecting ramp. This is strictly regulated.)
  • E3: Kentucky Clinic Garage (PS #3) (Patient Parking—EC3 permit holders are only allowed to park on the 5th and 6th floors of the garage and the connecting ramp. This is strictly regulated.)