Permit Options and Pricing

Student Parking

  • Resident Parking Permit (Dark Blue)

    Kennesaw Campus:

    • Recommended for students living at University Village, University Village Suites and KSU Place. Includes access to the North Parking Deck.

    Marietta Campus:

    • Recommended for students living at Hornet Village, Courtyard Residences, University Columns and Common Residences. Includes Lots P9, P11, P13, P14, P28b and P43.

    South Resident Parking Permit (Light Blue)

    Kennesaw Campus:

    • Recommended for students living at Austin Residence Complex. Includes access to the Austin Residence Lot and South Housing Lot. 
  • West Parking Permit (Red)

    Kennesaw Campus

    • Lot A and West Parking Deck

    Marietta Campus

    • Parking Deck P60

    Central Parking Permit (Green)

    Kennesaw Campus

    • Central Parking Deck

    Marietta Campus

    • Lot P21, Lot P35 and Lot P51

    East Parking Permit (Yellow)

    Kennesaw Campus

    • East Parking Deck

    Marietta Campus

    • Lot P22, Lot P36, Lot P37 and Lot P38
  • West Economy Parking Permit includes the Church Lot and West Lot
    Town Point Economy Parking Permit is located in the Town Point Economy Lot
    Kennesaw East Economy Parking Permit is located in the East Economy Lot (reciprocal with Marietta East Economy Parking)

    Marietta East Economy Parking Permit includes Lot P8, part of Lot P11 and Lots P18/19 (reciprocal with Kennesaw East Economy Parking)
  • Shuttle parking lots are available free of charge. Shuttle Lots are located at Lot P40 on the Marietta Campus and 3305 Busbee on the Kennesaw Campus. Shuttle Lot users will need to ride the Big Owl Bus to campus and back. The bus can be tracked using the Big Owl Bus Live Tracker App available on the App Store or Google Play, or visit bigowlbus.kennesaw.edu for the latest real-time arrival information. Please remember that while these lots are not assessed a parking fee, you will still need to obtain the associated parking permit.

Faculty/Staff Parking

  • Faculty/Staff parking permits are issued at the Talon One Service Center and are valid until returned, or employment is terminated. Faculty/staff parking areas are denoted with signage and/or green lines. A Faculty/Staff parking permit costs $23 per month and allows you to park in any faculty/staff space on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campus.

    Employees seeking a lower cost option can select an Economy Lot parking permit for $10 per month or a Shuttle Lot parking permit free of charge. Please remember, that while the Shuttle Lot permit is not assessed a parking fee, you will still need to obtain the associated parking permit.

    Employees purchasing a permit must utilize KSU’s payroll deduction as the payment method. The parking permit deductions are pre-tax.

    Employment Type & Dual Status
    Parking status is determined by the classification on your Talon Card (KSU ID card).

    Non-Benefitted Employees (includes all temporary employees and regular employees working less than 30 hours per week):


    • Pay employee parking fees through payroll deduction or
    • If enrolled in classes, pay student parking fees through enrollment; HR proactively matches student and employee records after the drop/add deadline and turns off payroll deductions for these employees for the current semester if enrolled in classes.

    Benefitted Employees (full-time, part-time regular employees working more than 30 hours per week)


    • Pay employee parking fees through payroll deduction or
    • If enrolled in classes for the summer semester, employees must request student parking fee waiver ($26) by sending an email to bursars@kennesaw.edu to avoid paying student parking fees in addition to employee parking fees. This applies to summer semesters only; in fall and spring, the parking charge will not be assessed.

    Student Employees (student assistants or graduate research assistants)

    • Pay student parking fees through enrollment and an elective fee.
    • Do not pay employee parking fees through payroll deductions while occupying a student assistant or GRA position.
    • Will be categorized as either a benefitted or non-benefitted employee if working in a non-student assistant classified position.
  • West Economy Parking Permit includes the Church Lot and West Lot


    Town Point Economy Parking Permit is located in the Town Point Economy Lot


    Kennesaw East Economy Parking Permit is located in the East Economy Lot (reciprocal with Marietta East Economy Parking)


    Marietta East Economy Parking Permit includes Lot P8, part of Lot P11 and Lots P18/19 (reciprocal with Kennesaw East Economy Parking)

  • Shuttle parking lots are available free of charge. Shuttle Lots are located at Lot P40 and Whitewater for the Marietta Campus and 3305 Busbee for the Kennesaw Campus. Shuttle Lot users will need to ride the Big Owl Bus to campus and back. The bus can be tracked using the Big Owl Bus Live Tracker App available at the App Store or Google Play or visit bigowlbus.kennesaw.edu for the latest real-time arrival information. Please remember that while these lots are not assessed a parking fee, you will still need to obtain the associated parking permit.

  • Kennesaw State University offers Deans, University Cabinet and the President the option of purchasing a dedicated parking space. Dedicated spaces are marked with a "Permit Only" sign denoting only the holder of the specific permit is authorized to park in the space.

    Parking and Transportation will ticket or request towing of an unauthorized vehicle in a dedicated space at the space owner’s request. Please call Parking and Transportation at 470-578-6506 or notify the Talon One Service Center at 470-578-8663 (T-ONE) between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday to request the ticketing or towing of an unauthorized vehicle parked in a dedicated space. Outside of these hours, the space owner should park in another open faculty/staff space.

    If the owner of a dedicated parking space discovers an unauthorized vehicle in their spot, they should report the unauthorized vehicle and request it to be ticketed or towed. The space owner will need to provide their name, KSU ID number, parking lot location and dedicated space number to Parking and Transportation, along with their preference to have the vehicle ticketed or towed. Also, they need to provide the color, make and model of the vehicle in the space plus its license plate number and state of issue. The space owner may leave the scene once all of the information listed above is conveyed to Parking and Transportation. The vehicle will not be ticketed or towed unless all of the information is provided.

    Parking and Transportation will immediately issue a ticket and/or request a tow truck based upon the space owner’s request. Please note that the amount of time it takes for a vehicle to be towed will vary depending upon the towing company’s availability.

Other Parking Information

  • Kennesaw State University encourages alumni to remain active within the KSU community. Alumni may pay for hourly or daily parking in the visitor parking lots. Alternatively, alumni who are frequently on campus can purchase an Alumni parking permit, which costs $23 per month and are valid in any visitor parking area on the Kennesaw or Marietta Campus.

    Requesting an Alumni Permit
    Please submit an Alumni parking permit request to parking@kennesaw.edu with the following information:

    • Customer name, address, email address and phone number
    • Customer vehicle information: license plate number, vehicle make, model and color
    • Number of months the permit will need to be valid (e.g., four months)

    All citations and other unpaid fees due to Parking and Transportation must be paid prior to applying for and Alumni parking permit.

    Purchasing an Alumni Permit

    After receipt of an Alumni permit request, Parking and Transportation will send an invoice to the customer’s email address on file. Submit payments to Card Services at the Talon One Service Center located at the Student Center on both campuses. Checks should be written out to KSU Parking and Transportation. 

    Checks may also be mailed to:

    Parking and Transportation
    3499 Campus Loop Rd.
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    MD 4800

    Using Your Alumni Permit

    Upon receipt of payment, you will receive an email notification of permit activation. Your permit’s activation length will correspond to the period of parking purchased. Your vehicle license plate number will serve as your permit. Please email parking@kennesaw.edu to update vehicle/license plates and to renew your Alumni Parking Permit.

    Alumni permits are only valid in visitor parking areas. Visitor parking areas on the Kennesaw Campus include the V2 Lot located outside the Central Deck on Parliament Way, the Welcome Center visitor parking lot on University Road adjacent to the Student Center and Lot J on Prillaman Way. On the Marietta Campus, visitor parking is located in Lot P2 off of Rossbacher Way adjacent to the Student Center, and on the second level of the P60 Parking Deck.

    Parking and Transportation has the right to reserve lots for event parking on campus. Lot restrictions for an event will be posted at the entrance to the lot. Alumni permits are not valid for event parking. Event parking may be sold in advance or at the entrance on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Parking and Transportation has the authority to close a lot for construction, maintenance or safety issues. Lot closures will be posted at the entrance to the lot. 

  • Carpools are an important alternative to single occupancy vehicles on campus, effectively reducing the demand for parking as well as parking costs for students and employees. A carpool is defined as: two or more employees or students who qualify for parking on campus, and drive to campus together in one vehicle on a daily basis.

    Permit Requirements

    Faculty, staff, and students with a valid KSU ID and who meet all eligibility and priority requirements for an individual parking permit may register as a member of a carpool. For students, a new carpool registration form must be submitted each semester to Parking and Transportation/Card Services at the Talon One Service Center for approval.

    At least one member must act as the Carpool coordinator, and is responsible for the following:

    • Payment for permit either through payroll deduction (KSU employees only), or Bursar’s account.
    • Returning hangtag if the carpool is disbanded and/or parking is no longer needed
    • Notifying Parking and Transportation/Card Services at the Talon One Service Center when a carpool member leaves and/or a new carpool member joins.

    Each vehicle used while carpooling must be linked to the carpool hangtag. One carpool hangtag will be issued per carpool, and must be transferred back and forth to the car of any member of the carpool group. If more than one vehicle in the carpool group is on campus at once, a citation will be issued. Each carpool member will be issued five occasional parking passes for the shuttle lot to use on days when circumstances require members to drive separately.

  • Department heads who have personnel using personal automobiles for deliveries, transporting equipment and/or large amounts of supplies and materials may apply for the Department Official Business Permit (DOPB) annually by emailing parking@kennesaw.edu.

    The permit allows the use of loading zones while loading and unloading and service vehicle spaces for up to two hours, and any other unreserved or non-metered parking space while conducting official University business.

    All DOBPs are subject to approval by the department head or their delegate. The DOBP must be displayed from the rearview mirror of a vehicle linked to a valid Faculty/Staff parking permit. Vehicles displaying a DOBP parked in service vehicle spaces for more than the two hour limit may be cited and are subject to impoundment. Vehicles displaying a DOBP parked in permitted spaces on official business (e.g., committee meetings) more than two hours may be cited and are subject to impoundment.

  • Parking and Transportation seeks to make campus accessible to all community members, regardless of mobility limitations. ADA parking is available throughout campus in designated visitor lots and KSU permit-controlled parking areas.

    Employees and Students - Permit Controlled Lots
    A state-issued Disabled Person Parking license plate or placard must be displayed at all times in vehicles parked in any ADA accessible space. Additionally, a virtual parking permit must linked to the state-issued license plate through parkingportal.kennesaw.edu.

    KSU parking permit holders with a state-issued Disabled Person Parking license plate or placard may park in any ADA space on campus, as well as metered/visitor ADA accessible spaces. When not parked in an ADA space, KSU permit holders must park in their permitted area.

    Visitors and ADA Parking
    Accessible parking is available in all designated visitor parking areas for an hourly or daily parking fee. Visitors displaying the appropriate state-issued license plate or placard may park in any ADA designated parking space and may purchase a temporary KSU permit for Long Term Visitors, Emeritus and Alumni.

    Restrictions

    • Parking and Transportation has the right to reserve lots/ramps for event parking on campus. Parking may be sold in advance or at the gate on a first-come basis. Lots restricted for an event will be posted at the entrance to the lot.
    • Parking and Transportation has the authority to close a lot for construction, maintenance or safety issues. Lot closures will be posted at the entrance to the lot.
    • The permit holder is responsible for returning their permit online at parkingportal.kennesaw.edu when the parking permit is no longer needed.
    • Faculty and staff must notify Parking and Transportation when employment is terminated or the parking assignment is no longer needed. Payroll deduction cancellations will not be processed until the permit is returned online at parkingportal.kennesaw.edu.
    • All citations and other unpaid fees due to Parking and Transportation must be paid prior to applying or accepting a permit assignment.
    • Handicapped parking fraud may result in a fine or a misdemeanor offense. Misdemeanors are issued by KSU Public Safety.

    Accessible Resources
    For students with further accessibility requests or questions, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services.

    For employees with further accessability requests or questions, please contact the Benefits Department of KSU Human Resources

  • KSU provides electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campus. Level 1 (120v) and Level 2 (240v) chargers are available to KSU permit holders.

    Level 1 charging locations:

    • Kennesaw West Deck – first level, first row (behind level 2 stations) and third row 
    • Kennesaw East Deck – eight spaces on the first level, behind level 2 charging stations
    • Kennesaw Central Deck – two spaces behind level 2 stations on second level

    Level 2 charging locations:

    • Kennesaw West Deck – first level near the Paulding Avenue entrance
    • Kennesaw East Deck – first level adjacent to the handicap parking spaces
    • Kennesaw Central Deck – second level near elevators 

    • Kennesaw North Deck – second level adjacent to the visitor parking spaces
    • Marietta P60 Deck – fourth level near elevators

    Usage Guidelines:

    • Level 2 EV charging stations are meant to be “top-off” locations only. It is anticipated that primary charging will happen at home. There is a two-hour maximum time limit for EV charging at level 2 charging stations. Vehicles parked in a level 2 EV charging space beyond the two-hour maximum time limit are subject to citation.
    • A charging vehicle must obtain a valid KSU parking permit and an EV permit at all times.
    • EV vehicles are only allowed to utilize the EV charging stations in the zone that they are permitted for.
    • Charging of electric vehicles is limited to charging station spaces only. Vehicles are considered in violation of these guidelines under any of the following conditions:
      • Electric vehicles parked in nearby or adjacent spaces utilizing the charging stations will be subject to citation (defined as taking the charging cable from the charging station and using it to charge a vehicle parked in another spot).
      • Electric vehicles parked in non-charging station spots and using a regular electrical outlet for the charging of their vehicles will be subject to citation.
    • KSU assumes no responsibility or liability for damage to vehicles using the electric vehicle 
charging stations.
    • Parking and Transportation has the authority to adjust charging at their discretion, based on demand or to regulate usage.
    • Non-electric vehicles parked in EV charging spaces and electric vehicles parked in an EV space while not charging are subject to citation.
  • Emeritus faculty are eligible for a parking permit that will allow them to access any faculty/staff parking location on the Kennesaw or Marietta Campus. This permit is offered free of charge. Visit the Talon One Service Center to pick up a permit and register your vehicle information.

  • Parking and Transportation requires all contractors and vendors working on campus for more than four consecutive days to become long-term contractors and to sign up for paid contractor parking.

    Please Note: All long-term visitors needing un-escorted off-hours access to buildings on campus are required to undergo a background check by KSU Human Resources.

    The fee for paid contractor parking is $23 per month, per vehicle. Economy parking is available to long-term visitors in a limited capacity for $10 per month, per vehicle. Before qualifying for long-term contractor status*, a list of all work vehicles that require a permit must be sent to the responsible Project Manager along with the driver's name, vehicle make, model, color, year and license plate number.

    Reserved parking incurs a $23 monthly fee, by clicking the link below you are agreeing to setup either a reccuring monthly payment or to pay the monthly equivalent to your tenure at KSU in full, upfont.
    Economy parking is available to long-term visitors in a limited capacity. Economy parking incurs a $10 monthly fee, by clicking the link below you are agreeing to setup either a recurring monthly payment or to pay the monthly equivalent to your tenure at KSU in full, upfront.

    The following methods are available for paying your parking deduction as a long-term visitor:

    • An LTV parking permit incurs a $23 monthly fee, and may park in any faculty/staff parking area. Payment may be made by setting up a reoccuring montly credit card payment, or one can pay the monthly equivalent to your tenure at KSU upfont, in full at the Talon One Service Center.
    • Payments may also be made by check, payable to the KSU Parking and Transportation. Forms and proof of payment must be submitted to the Talon One Service Center.
    Registered Visitor Form
  • Motorcycles do not need a parking permit; however, motorcycle owners must register their vehicle information in parkingportal.kennesaw.edu for safety and security purposes. Motorcycle parking is available in several parking areas/decks/lots around campus and spaces are marked for motorcycle parking.

    Motorcycles MAY NOT park in any regular vehicle parking space. Parking in a regular parking space may result in a citation.

  • Retirees of the University who are enrolled in the Retirees Association are welcome to park in the visitor parking areas on the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses free of charge. Retirees are to display their Association Card on their dashboard while parking in a visitor lot. Retirees not part of the Association are welcome to pay to park in the visitor lots.

  • Temporary permits are available to new employees as well as permit holders that are driving a vehicle that does not belong to them (e.g., rental car). Temporary Permits can be obtained at the Talon One Service Centers on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. Temporary Permits are issued for up to two weeks to correspond with the permit holder's selected parking area. 

    In order to be eligible for a temporary permit one must provide a valid KSU ID and:

    • Be a new KSU employee or
    • Be a current KSU student or employee with a valid KSU parking permit.

2018-19 Permit Types and Prices

Student permit rates listed below do not include the mandatory parking infrastructure fee. The mandatory parking infrastructure fee is $93 per semester. Students are charged each semester (fall, spring and summer) for their KSU parking permit unless it is returned at parkingportal.kennesaw.edu. Partial semester refunds are not issued after the drop/add class registration deadline.

Parking and Transportation is the sole department authorized to issue any parking permit used for parking on the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. Parking and Transportation has the authority to establish parking rates and fees including but not limited to late fees. By purchasing a parking permit, students, faculty and staff may park in their assigned areas or lots at any time (except as needed for special events). All parking permit holders are responsible for knowing and understanding the rules and regulations and paying any parking fees associated with their permit and citation fines if incurred.

Student and Employee Rates

  • Permit Types

    Permit Prices

  • West, East, Central Area Permits
    Students: $26 per semester
    Employees: N/A
  • West Economy, East Economy, Town Point Economy
    Students: $15 per semester
    Employees: $10 per month
  • Shuttle Lot Permits
    Students: $0
    Employees: $0
  • Faculty/Staff Parking Permit
    Students: N/A
    Employees: $23 per month
  • Carpool Permit (2 members)
    Students: $13 per person per semester
    Employees: $11.50 per person per month
  • Carpool Permit (3 members)
    Students: $0
    Employees: $0
  • Dedicated Space Permit
    Students: N/A
    Employees: $88 per month
  • Motorcycle, Moped, Motor-Scooter
    No charge
  • Emeritus Permit
    No charge
  • Retiree Permit
    $20 with an active Retiree Association Membership
  • Temporary Permit
    No charge
  • Long-Term Visitor Permit
    Varies based upon selection
  • Official Business Permit
    No charge
  • Booting or Towing Fees
    $60 boot removal fee
    $35 parked in tow zone
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