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Metered areas are indicated in yellow on the campus maps. Parking is available in the metered areas located in:

    • Area 40S (east of the Student Success Center)
    • Area 43 (pay station lot, north of Student Success Center)
    • Area 41 (east of the Biological Sciences and Spencer Chemistry Buildings)
    • Area 44 (pay station lot, south side of Grant Hall)
    • Area 45 (north side of Law School)
    • Area 47 (pay station lot west of Administrative Center)
    • Area 48 (south of School of Education)
    • Area 49 (south of Johnson Hall)
    • Cherry Street Parking Structure, 5th Level (pay and display areas)

Parking meters cost is currently $1 per hour. Effective with the Fall 2014 semester the meter fee will increase to $1.25 per hour.

Anytime a vehicle is parked in a metered space the meter MUST be paid, regardless of whether the driver has a permit.

Pay Stations

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The University currently has three "pay-by-space" multi-space metered parking areas:

    • Area 47 is across Oak Street from the Administrative Center (5115 Oak)
    • Area 43 is the surface lot north of the Student Success Center
    • Area 44 is the lot south of Grant Hall (53rd and Holmes)

In these lots, there are numbered signs hanging, or numbered poles in front of each parking space.

When parking in these lots, you need to remember the space number your vehicle is parked in.

You will proceed to the pay-by-space meter and follow the directions to pay for the amount of time your vehicle will need to be parked.

The pay-by-space accepts nickels, dimes and quarters, as well as paper currency up to $20.

Please be aware that the pay-by-space gives change in $1 coins, so use the smallest denomination bill necessary for the amount of time required.

Parking Operations does not issue refunds for unused time.

Pay-by-space instructions

  1. Press your space number
  2. Choose from the following options:
    • Max – If you want eight hours
    • More – If you want more than one hour
    • Less – If you want less than an hour
  3. Press BUY after you have chosen one of the above options and prior to inserting cash or coin.
  4. Insert the amount of cash or coin indicated
  5. Take receipt

The University also has "pay-and-display" metered areas on the fifth level of the Cherry Street Parking Structure located at 50th and Cherry Streets.

Pay-and-Display instructions

  1. Choose from the following options:
    • Max – If you want eight hours
    • More – If you want more than one hour
    • Less – If you want less than one hour
  2. Press BUY after you have chosen one of the above options and prior to inserting cash or coin
  3. Insert the amount of cash or coin indicated
  4. Take receipt and place on dash of vehicle

UMKC ParkCard

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Attention:
The ParkCard cannot be used in the pay-by-space or pay-and-display lots. The pay-by-space lots are located across Oak Street from the Administrative Center (Area 47), the surface lot north of the Student Success Center (Area 43) and the lot south of Grant Hall (Area 44). The pay-and-display lot is located on Level 5 of the Cherry Street Parking Structure, 50th and Oak Streets.

To place time on a individual parking meter

  1. Insert card into parking meter slot and the meter will display the amount of money remaining on your card.
  2. The meter will then display how much time is being debited from your card by flashing time in 15-minute increments with a three-second pause between increases. It will take approximately 30 seconds to place eight hours of time on a meter.
  3. When the meter shows the appropriate amount of time, remove your card. If you do not have enough money remaining on your card for the amount of time you need on the meter, you can use coins in conjunction with your ParkCard.

To obtain a refund for remaining time on meter

If you return to your meter and time is remaining, reinsert your card. The meter will flash and display the current amount on your card. Wait for it to flash "REF" and it will then place the remaining amount of time back onto your card.

Important

If you place more money from the card in the meter than you intended, DO NOT IMMEDIATELY REINSERT YOUR CARD.

    • It will continue to debit money from your card and add time to the meter. Either wait until you return to your car or wait at least one minute to reinsert your card.

Each ParkCard comes programmed for $20 and there is a non-refundable $5 charge for every card. DO NOT THROW AWAY YOUR CARD.

    • When your ParkCard runs low, you can purchase additional time on your card at the Parking Operations office.

There are no refunds for lost or stolen cards.

    • Because the Parking Operations department has no way of knowing the value left on the card, we cannot issue a refund.

Resources

>>View and download the Volker campus map (PDF)

>>View and download the Hospital Hill campus map (PDF)

 

Contact Information

5115 Oak St.
Administrative Center, Room 221
Kansas City, MO 64112

Hours:
Monday though Friday
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 816-235-5256
Fax: 816-235-5592
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