Parking FAQ

Do I need to have a permit to park on campus?

Yes, all cars parking on University property must display the appropriate parking permit, whether you are faculty/staff, commuter, campus resident, or visitor, the appropriate permit is available at the UNK Police Department located in the Facilities Building. Vehicles found on campus without a permit will be cited.

Where do I get a parking permit?

A parking permit may be obtained at the UNK Police Department or through your MyBLUE account. You can then pick up your permit at the UNK Police Department located in the Facilities Building. Prior to fall semester, resident hall and employee permits may be mailed to campus addresses. Questions? Call 308-865-8367.

Where do visitors park?

Visitors are welcome on campus. Visitor permits may be obtained at the UNK Police Department located in the Facilities Services Building, Between University Drive and Highway 30 on 19th Avenue. Visitor permits allow for parking in all parking stalls (to include parking meters). Visitor permits are not valid in yellow zones, fire lanes, handicap stalls, stalls marked "Reserved", loading zones, etc.

I lost or my permit was stolen, what do I do?

Call the UNK Police Department right away, they will advise you what to do. A new permit will be issued at the cost of $5.00.

Where should buses park?

Buses coming to UNK for events or activities should park in Lot 20.  Buses are not allowed in other lots during school hours without special permission from UNK Police.

I found my permit that was lost or stolen, may I use it?

No. Once a permit is reported as lost or stolen it is considered an unauthorized permit and cannot be used. Vehicles found with a lost or stolen permit displayed are subject to being ticketed, booted and/or towed.

What do I do if I drive a different vehicle or a rental car?

If you drive a vehicle other than the one you usually drive, just transfer your permit to that vehicle, or come to the UNK Police Department and pick up a temporary permit.

My friend is leaving; may I purchase and use their parking permit?

No. The permit is NOT transferable from person to person.

I have decided I no longer need a permit. Is there a way to get my money back?

Yes. The permit will need to be returned to the UNK Police Department in the Facilities Building. The amount of refund will be dependent on when the request for refund is made.

I only come to campus for evening classes do I still need a permit?

No. Parking for permits is enforced 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Should you need to come on campus during those hours, a temporary day permit may be purchased at the UNK Police Department in the Facilities Building.

I am taking an online class and only come to campus to speak to an instructor or take a test; do I still need a permit for those days?

Yes. A temporary permit may be purchased at the UNK Police Department located in the Facilities Building.

What do I do if I get a ticket?

You may pay your ticket fine at the UNK Police Department in the Facilities Building or online in 'MyBlue'. If you believe the ticket is unwarranted, you may appeal the ticket online at https://unkpd.aimsparking.com/. You must appeal the ticket within 14 days from the date of the citation. Results of the Parking Appeal will be emailed to you.

What happens if I do not pay my tickets?

Student records, transcripts, and diplomas will be held by the University if the student owes money. The student can also be prevented from enrolling in classes or from purchasing a parking permit. Faculty/staff will not be allowed to purchase a parking permit. Vehicles with four citations or more will be subject to being booted or towed.

Do the rules apply during finals week?

Yes. UNK Police will enforce parking rules during finals week.

Do I need a permit in the summer?

A parking permit is not required during the summer sessions of school. Loading zones, fire lanes, handicap stalls, reserved stalls, etc. are still enforced.