Parking Rules and Regulations (PDF)
- MOTOR VEHICLE: Any motorized device by which persons or property may be transported: trucks, automobiles, motorcycles, motorized scooters, motor-bicycles, mopeds, etc.
- EMPLOYEE: Any person that is paid by the University of Nebraska at any campus for their employment. This includes Faculty as well as Staff. Employee status is not dependent upon the amount of hours worked on campus. Also included are individuals paid by other entities but work here on campus on a regular basis, i.e. UNK Dining Services, Antelope Bookstore, etc...
- STUDENT: Anyone registered at UNK or UNMC on either a part-time or full-time basis for the school year. (Academic Calendar).
- COMMUTER: Any student not residing within a Residence Hall, or a person(s) using campus on a regular basis (not including employees).
- RESIDENT: Any student residing within the Residence Halls.
- VISITOR: Any person not currently enrolled as a Student, considered an Employee, or using the campus on a regular basis.
- VENDOR: Any person contracting business with the University, which is not a student or employee but is negotiated on an annual basis.
- CONTRACTOR: Any company contracted by UNK to perform specific duties and or jobs requiring completion. This includes any of their employees and or subcontracted employees that are not a student or employee of the University.
Issuance of Permits
All vehicles on campus must have a valid UNK permit. Any student, employee or other person with University business who parks a motor vehicle on property owned or controlled by UNK must purchase a UNK parking permit. Parking permits may be purchased at the Parking Services Office in GSB or the Finance Office in Founders Hall starting the first week of July
Type and Use of Permits
- The type of permit indicates the area where a vehicle may be parked. Areas for parking are indicated on University parking maps and in the parking areas by signs. In all cases of conflict, signs and markings should be presumed correct and will take precedence over any conflicting parking map designation. All areas not specifically designated for parking shall be considered “No Parking” zones.
- No office or agency on campus is authorized to issue any type of parking permit without coordination and approval of Parking Services.
- All permits are limited in number and are sold on a first come first serve basis.
- Administration (blue AD) permits; allow parking in any valid parking lot. Limited to one per designated employee.
- Employee (blue ST/FP) permits; allow parking in the assigned blue employee areas and the any valid permit lots. Employee parking areas are restricted to vehicles of those persons employed by the University. Employee permits are limited to one per employee.
- Commuter student (yellow) permits allow parking in yellow Commuter lots and the any valid permit lots. Commuter parking areas are restricted to vehicles of those students living off campus. Commuters are limited to one permit per person. Residents of University Heights are allowed to register two vehicles per apartment.
- Resident Zone (green) permits allow parking in the specifically assigned Resident areas and the any valid permit lots. Resident parking areas are restricted to vehicles of persons living in University residence halls and are restricted to specific resident parking lots. Resident permits are limited to one per resident.
- Perimeter (gray) permits allow parking in the “Any Valid” lots only. Perimeter permits are restricted to vehicles of persons living in University residence halls who were not able to purchase a green permit, or students who wish to save money. Perimeter permits are limited to one per resident. URS/URN residents Do Not Qualify.
- Handicap Parking: The use of handicap parking spaces is restricted to vehicles with Handicap Plates, or the identification hang-tag issued to physically disabled persons by the State of Nebraska (or other states with issuing authority). A UNK permit is required on vehicles parked in these stalls. The combination of the state handicap and the UNK permit allows the individual to park in any non-reserved stall or any handicap stall on the University of Nebraska Kearney property.
- Temporary handicap permits are available to temporarily handicapped employees and students. These permits may be issued up to 60 days. This date may be extended at the discretion of the Parking Services Coordinator. To apply for a permit the individual must bring in a note signed by a physician, a physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse estimating the length of time the permit is needed. This permit allows the individual to park in any non-reserved stall or any handicap stall on the University of Nebraska Kearney property. Individuals needing handicap permits for longer lengths of time should apply for a state handicap permit. These permits are free to individuals who have already purchased a student, faculty, or staff permit. Individuals who do not have a current permit may purchase a temporary handicap permit (see temporary permits for cost).
- Reserved Handicap stalls; the University of Nebraska Kearney (UNK) complies with the American Disability Act and Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 which states, “No otherwise qualified person with a disability in the United States…shall, solely on the basis of a disability, be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by any institution receiving federal financial assistance.” In order to provide handicapped accessible parking, UNK will issue reserved handicapped parking permits to faculty and staff who have a permanent disability. The Faculty and Staff member requesting a permit will need to complete a form requesting a reserved permit, have normally obtained or
in the process of obtaining a State of Nebraska Handicap Permit, and provide appropriate medical documentation supporting their need to Human Resources. All documentation will be kept confidential. Once the appropriate documentation is provided to Human Resources, the employee, and Parking Services will be notified of the approval or non-approval of the application.
If the request is approved for a reserved handicapped parking permit, a parking stall will be identified as close to the assigned building for the employee as possible. Parking Services will ensure proper signage is in place. The employee will need to purchase a parking permit that will match the appropriate number on the parking stall. If a parking permit has already been purchased, that permit will need to be traded for the appropriate reserved permit number so that it will match the sign on the parking stall. Faculty and Staff members who not do wish to request a reserved handicapped parking stall can continue to utilize the other handicapped parking stalls. Students are not provided reserved handicapped parking stalls as their class schedule changes each semester and as such there is no feasible way to provide reserved parking. However, an adequate number of handicapped parking stalls will be available in addition to the reserved handicapped parking stalls.
Should a Faculty, Staff, or student have difficulty finding handicap parking they should notify Parking Services 865-8367.
- Retiree permits allow parking in any employee lot. Retiree permits are restricted to the use on the vehicle driven by retired employees or their spouses. Retiree permits are limited to one permit per retired employee. (and are not valid for spouses currently employed by UNK).
- Chancellor permits allow for donors of the University of Nebraska Foundation to be issued a donor permit at no charge. Recipients of the Foundation permit will be determined by the University Foundation. The permit allows the recipient to park in any parking lot on campus. The permits are not valid in reserved stalls, or time sensitive stalls (meters must be paid). If the recipient works on campus, or is a student, the appropriate permit must be purchased and displayed 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Monthly/Daily may be purchased by individuals for shorter term parking needs, lot designation will be determined at time of purchase.
- Temporary permits may be obtained at the Parking Services Office ONLY, at no cost when an employee, commuter or resident needs a temporary replacement of their regular permit.
- Visitor permits allow parking in any non-reserved stalls. Visitor permits are not valid at reserved stalls, or handicap stalls (without state permit). Visitor permits are restricted to those individuals visiting campus on a limited basis and may never be given to UNK employees or students. Visitor permits may be obtained at Parking Services or the Administration office and may not exceed (3) three business days.
Departments may obtain visitor permits for their guests from the Police and Parking Services Office (see Special Events for procedure).
- Vendor permits shall be issued to any vendor/contractors who contracts with UNK. They may not be issued or used by employees or students. Vendors may be denied this permit if it is found they are being misused. Vendor permits are issued at the Parking Services Office for the academic calendar year.
UNO, & UNMC permits will be honored in the appropriate lots and must be displayed.
Fees for Permits
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|Motorcycle (10.00 if another annual permit is purchased)
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ALL PERMITS EXPIRE AUGUST 15th of each year.
Permits are refundable from August 15th to April 14th of the following year. Refunds decrease in value every month.
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- Permit must be returned to the Parking Services Office to apply for a refund.
- Lost permits will not be refunded.
- Motorcycle permits will not be refunded.
- Outstanding parking citations must be paid before a refund will be issued.
- Checks for refunds will come from the Finance Office and may take up to six to eight weeks.
Permits may be exchanged at no cost if damaged, or owner has changed residence from a Zone C to a Zone A permit.
Permit exchange may cost when the permit price is different, i.e. Perimeter to Zone C.
Placement of the Permit
To be valid, a hanging permit must be hanging from the rear view mirror. A static cling permit must be attached to the lower inside front windshield on the driver side. The entire permit must be facing outward and completely visible. Altered or defaced permits will be considered invalid. Motorcycle permits will be placed on the right front fork
Multiple Vehicle/Permit Use
Employees and Students who purchase a parking permit may transfer the permit to any vehicle registered to the permit. No vehicle can be registered to more than one permit. The individual who purchases the permit will be responsible for parking violations by any vehicle bearing the permit.
Falsification of Registration Forms
The falsification of information on registration forms may result in the revocation of parking privileges. Each case will be considered on an individual basis.
Theft of Loss of Permits
The theft, loss or damage of a parking permit must be reported to the Parking Services Office immediately upon discovery. Any citation issued to a permit before being reported to the Police and Parking Services is the responsibility of the individual assigned to the permit.
After a report has been filed, a lost or stolen permit will be replaced for a fee of $5.00, the second time at a fee of $10.00, more than two times, full price of the permit. Recovered lost or stolen permits must be returned to the Parking Services as soon as possible. Vehicles bearing permits with the lost, stolen, or damaged status will be towed.