Employee Intermediate

Employee IntermediateIntermediate permits represent a traditional first-come, first-served employee parking option (individual parking spaces aren't reserved), with access to a variety of designated parking garages, lots and areas. This choice provides a flexible parking option at the University’s standard price point, but does not guarantee availability in any specific area.

Employee intermediate parking may be an ideal option for employees who arrive to campus early or who rarely are required to leave and return to campus during a typical work day, but still desire a parking option within walking distance or an easy access bus route of their destination. Additionally, employees who are flexible with regard to their parking location or arrival time may find that this parking option works for their lifestyle.


Employee permit eligibility is based upon employment classification. All regular full and part-time UK employees are generally eligible to apply for intermediate permits, as are STEPS temporary employees, contract employees, Shriners Hospital employees, and pre-approved VA Hospital employees.


2023-2024 Monthly Price: $42
2023-2024 Annual Price: $504

Permits are valid July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Intermediate parking is available on payroll deduction for most UK employees and permits are generally sold on a 12-month basis. Employees who no longer need or desire intermediate parking during any portion of the year may choose to return their permit to Transportation Services and will be given a pro-rated refund of any unused portion.

Parking Locations

Intermediate employee parking is available in a variety of parking garages, lots and areas throughout campus. These areas are designated by traditional E parking control signs without a specific parking lot assignment (e.g. E2) and includes, but is not limited to, the following major areas:

  • University Drive Garage (PS #1)
  • Cornerstone Garage (PS #5)
  • Press Avenue Garage (PS #6)
  • Scott Street area lots
  • Memorial Coliseum area lots
  • Sports Center Drive area surface lots
  • Columbia Avenue Lots
  • Kroger Field periphery lots

See our parking maps page for more detailed information.

Parking Privileges and Control Hours

Employee intermediate permits holders are eligible to park in any designated intermediate employee parking garage, lot or area. Additionally, intermediate permits authorize the permit holder to park in any periphery parking area, including the Kroger Field periphery parking lots (Blue, Red, and Orange). However, signage at the entry to parking areas and any additional control signage, curb markings and other parking control devices within these areas take precedence over maps and general campus information.

In general, most employee intermediate parking areas are enforced for permits under the following schedule:

Employee intermediate: Monday through Friday: 5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Any valid permit: Monday through Thursday: 3:30 p.m.  to 7:30 p.m.

No permit required:

  • Monday through Thursday: 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Friday: After 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: All Day

Purchase Process and Calendar

2023-2024 Employee Intermediate Sales Calendar:
Intermediate permit renewal sales begin:  Wednesday, May 24
Permit effective date:  July 1