LEXINGTON, Kentucky. (July 2, 2021) – As of July 1, fines for parking tickets on campus increased for the first time since 2006, with the most common violations increasing from $ 25 to $ 30 per occurrence.
At the same time, UK Transportation Services is also extending its courtesy cancellation policy for University of Kentucky parking permit holders to allow two courtesy cancellations per fiscal year instead of one.
Courtesy gaps are only applicable in cases where a permit holder has a valid UK parking permit for the area they parked in but forgot to display it for some reason. In these cases, permit holders can contact UK Transportation Services to request a courtesy cancellation, which waives the fine.
Courtesy vacancies are not applicable in all other situations, such as parking at meters without payment, violations involving one-day scratching permits, ADA related violations, or parking in restricted areas. .
Transportation Services has not increased citation rates on campus for 15 years (since 2006). The primary goal of law enforcement is to maintain access and fairness for all users of the campus transportation system. As such, Transportation Services does not use citation revenue as a means of increasing operating funds and does not use any type of citation quota. Rather, the ministry is simply seeking to balance the cost of enforcement with the revenue generated from fines and enforcement costs. The increase in citation fees in July will bring those financial numbers in line.
In addition, a detailed benchmarking study of peer establishments and regional municipalities found that citation rates in the UK tend to be lower than most comparable establishments and will remain within criteria after the increase.
A parking quote rate sheet is now available online. All quote charges incurred before July 1, 2021 will remain at the old rate. Only costs incurred as of July 1 will be assessed at the new rates.