Construction & Vendor Parking

Service/Vendor Permits

Vendors who have business at the University of Kentucky may purchase a service parking permit that will allow access to service areas and loading zones on campus. Vehicles displaying a Service (S) permit or vehicles on official business bearing U.S. Government or Kentucky Official license plates are permitted in service areas and/or loading zones. Drivers of these vehicles must be engaged in delivering, installing, or servicing equipment on campus. Any request for an extension of the time limit for the service area must be made through Transportation Services. The Service permit is not intended for contractors and sub-contractors who are on site for construction projects at the University of Kentucky. 

The 2019-20 Service (S) permit cost is $35/month.

Service Areas

Service areas are designated by yellow and white stripes, or service area signs. Service vehicles may park in these areas for a maximum of 2 hours. Any request for an extension of the time limit must be made through Transportation Services. Service areas are controlled for permits from 5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, unless otherwise signed.

Loading Zones

Loading zones are designated by black and yellow striped lines or loading zone signs. Vehicles displaying UK E, ADA accessible, S permits or vehicles on official business bearing United States Government or Kentucky Official license plates, or motor vehicles clearly marked as delivery vehicles, may park in these areas for a maximum of 15 minutes for the purpose of loading or unloading items. Loading zones are controlled 24 hours a day year round.

Application Process

Vendors should contact Transportation Services at 859-257-5757 or stop by our customer service center, located in the Press Avenue Garage, 721 Press Avenue. 


Construction Permits

Please stay tuned as we continue to develop this section of our website. More details on the construction permit process are coming soon.