Parking and Transportation must generate all the revenue needed to provide parking services to the University. No student fees, University or state funds are used to subsidize parking operations.
UMKC had to construct three parking garages in the past ten years to meet the campus parking demand. To fund these structures, the University had to borrow funds and the current parking fees reflect what is necessary to pay the Parking and Transportation expenses, including debt service, on the parking garages. All parking funds are used solely to support UMKC parking. Many other urban educational institutions have parking fees well in excess of fees charged at UMKC.
Our mission is to provide parking options to a wide variety of students, employees and visitors. We need to have an option for individuals who will spend a very short amount of time on campus.
Yes, anytime a vehicle is parked in a metered space the meter must be paid. The limited metered spaces on campus should be kept available for those visitors and campus constituents who choose not to purchase a permit.
There is no free parking on campus. Visitors to the University are asked to park and pay meters while on campus, or purchase a visitor hangtag.
Individuals or departments can request a visitor hangtag online or purchase it at the Parking and Transportation office located in the Administrative Center, 5115 Oak, room 221.
No, student permits are valid only in student permit parking lots. A day permit is valid 24 hours per day and an evening permit is only valid after 4:15 p.m. Both day and evening permits are valid in most faculty/staff lots after 4:15 p.m., except in the areas indicated by signs stating reserved faculty/staff 24/7.
No, permits are to be used by the individual purchasing the permit. If someone else uses your permit, that individual and you are subject to a ticket.
Is it OK to park at the end of a row as long as my vehicle doesn't prevent other cars from getting past?
No, parking at the end of rows is against parking regulations and you will be ticketed and subject to towing if you are blocking a drive lane.
No, it is against parking regulations to park along drives or walkways in any of the parking lots; you will be ticketed and subject to towing if you are blocking a drive lane.
You must also have a valid UMKC accessible permit to park in an accessible spot unless it is a metered spot, in which case you must pay the meter.
Parking regulations are enforced Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. throughout the year, including the time between semesters. Regulations referring to accessible, driveway and fire lane parking are enforced 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
No, just because you didn't receive a violation this time does not mean you won't the next time you park there.
I don't remember receiving a ticket, but there's one on my student account. How can I be charged for a ticket I did not physically receive?
The disappearance of a parking violation from a vehicle does NOT relieve the violator from responsibility for that ticket. You are responsible for any ticket issued to your vehicle, regardless of who was driving or whether you received a copy of the ticket.
Students and employees are responsible for tickets received on their vehicles and all family vehicles while parked on campus.
You may pay a violation via the Parking Online link, by U.S. mail or pay in person at the Cashier's Office or Parking and Transportation office. Tickets are not available in the Parking online system until the day after the date of issue. Tickets must be paid within ten (10) days in order to pay using the Parking online payment option. After this ten day period you will need to pay using the Pathway system or by going to the Cashiers Office. The Cashier's office accepts cash, check, MasterCard, American Express, Visa and Discover. The Parking and Transportation office and the online link accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. If you wish to pay by cash or check you will need to come to the Parking and Transportation office, 5115 Oak Street, Suite 221, Kansas City, MO 64112. You must have the ticket with you in order to pay for the violation.
You can appeal a parking violation that you feel was issued in error. Appeals must be made within ten (10) days of receiving the violation. You can appeal the violation using the online appeals link. If appealing a violation, you must include the following information: ticket number, vehicle license plate number, employee or student ID number and the reason for your appeal.
Contact the Parking and Transportation office by filing out the Special Events Parking Request Form well in advance of the event to determine and plan for the parking needs of your event.
5115 Oak St.
Administrative Center, Room 221
Kansas City, MO 64112
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.