• Registration & Permits:
    All students and employees parking a car on campus must register their vehicle and obtain a KSU parking permit in order to park on campus.

    Enforcement:
    Parking rules and regulations are enforced 24/7. Appropriate permits are required for all parking areas on campus. 

    Permit Specific Parking:
    All parking lots at KSU are permit specific, and signage is color coded to help guide you.  Please refer to the KSU parking maps as a guide to where your permit is valid.  

    License Plate Visibility for Enforcement:
    KSU uses parking enforcement technology that quickly scans vehicle license plates in order to verify lot access and proper permitting. KSU requires everyone to park with their vehicle license plate visible from the drive lane in order to efficiently scan license plates. We ask all permit holders that do not have front and rear license plates to please refrain from backing into spaces. Failure to park with a visible license plate may result in a citation. Citation types and fine amounts can be reviewed here.

    Loading/Unloading:
    Loading zones are reserved for University vehicles and other authorized vehicles on official business. Drivers of private vehicles may use loading zones for a maximum of 30 minutes during actual loading and unloading of heavy or bulky materials. Vehicles must be moved to a legal parking space immediately after loading/unloading. Failure to move the vehicle after the allotted time will result in a citation.

    Park Facing Forward:
    Once you have made your parking lot/deck selection, new technology allows your vehicle’s license plate to serve as your parking permit. Unless you have a state-issued front license plate, your vehicle must be parked with the back license plate facing the parking aisle in order for our truck-mounted scanners to read your plate (permit). Register your vehicle(s) online at parkingportal.kennesaw.edu. You may register multiple vehicles, but only one vehicle may be parked on campus at one time.

    Long Term Parking Needs:
    Sometimes it is necessary to park a vehicle on campus for an extended period of time due to travel specifically related to a student’s association with KSU. For extended parking requests, please contact The Department of Parking at  parking@kennesaw.edu, for assistance and additional information.

    No Posting Policy:
    Posting of unauthorized flyers, posters, advertisements or notices of any kind are prohibited in all parking decks, lots and shuttle buses. All unauthorized postings will be removed and discarded immediately without prior notice or warning.

  • This policy defines a way for faculty, staff, students, and visitors with a disability (temporary or permanent) to park on campus. All faculty, staff, and students are required to obtain a KSU parking permit.

    Parking options for Visitors with a valid state-issued disability hangtag or license plate:

    • Park at a KSU defined disability space on campus in a visitor lot and pay the hourly or daily parking fee.
    • Purchase a temporary KSU permit for Long Term Visitors, Emeritus, and Alumni.

    Parking options for Students and Employees with a valid State–issued disability hangtag or license plate:

    • Purchase an annual, semester, or monthly KSU parking permit.
    • 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.

    Rules and Regulations

    • A state-issued Disabled Person Parking license plate or placard must be displayed at all times in vehicles parked in any ADA accessible space.
    • To park in a KSU permitted area, a valid KSU parking permit must accompany the state-issued placard or license plate.
    • Handicapped parking fraud may result in a fine or a misdemeanor offense.  Misdemeanors are issued by KSU Public Safety.

    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 and/or on our website at parking.kennesaw.edu.
    • Parking and Transportation has the authority to close a lot for construction, maintenance or safety issues.  Permit holders will be notified in advance of lot closures.
    • The permit holder is responsible for returning their permit and notifying KSU 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 to KSU Parking and Transportation.
    • All citations and other unpaid fees due to KSU Parking and Transportation must be paid prior to applying or accepting a permit assignment.
  • Kennesaw State University encourages alumni to remain active within the KSU community.  As part of this initiative, alumni are able to purchase parking passes that allow them to park in all visitor parking areas for a monthly fee.

    Alumni may pay for visitor parking and purchase hourly or daily parking.  Additionally, alumni visiting campus for an extended period of time may purchase an alumni permit.  Alumni passes are priced at $23 per month, and are valid in any visitor parking area on Kennesaw or Marietta Campus.  Requests for alumni permits are handled via email by the KSU Parking and Transportation Office.

    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 (i.e. 4 months).

     
    Purchasing an Alumni Permit
    After receipt of an Alumni Permit request, Parking and Transportation will send an invoice to the customer and email address on file.  Invoice payments will need to be submitted via check by mail or in person to the KSU Parking and Transportation Office located on Kennesaw Campus.
    Checks should be written out to:  KSU Parking and Transportation

    Checks should be mailed or delivered to:
    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 length of parking purchased.  Your vehicle license plate number will serve as your permit.   Any vehicle/license plate changes will need to be submitted to the parking office in order to update the permit access. 


    Rules and Regulations

    1. Alumni must purchase hourly, daily or monthly parking in order to park at KSU’s Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses.
    2. Alumni permits are validated through the customer’s license plate.  Alumni permit holders must register their vehicle that will be parking on campus.

    Restrictions

    1. Alumni permits are only valid in visitor parking areas.  Visitor parking areas on Kennesaw Campus include the V2 Lot located outside the Central Deck (Parliament Way), and the Welcome Center Visitor Parking lot on University Road adjacent to the Student Center.  On 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.
    2. 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 and/or on our website at parking.kennesaw.edu.
    3. Parking and Transportation has the authority to close a lot for construction, maintenance or safety issues.  Permit holders will be notified in advance of lot closures.
    4. The permit holder is responsible for returning their permit and notifying KSU 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 to KSU Parking and Transportation.
    5. All citations and other unpaid fees due to KSU Parking and Transportation must be paid prior to applying or accepting a permit assignment.
  • Booting/Towing will be the final enforcement tool utilized in the process to ensure compliance with the university parking rules and regulations.  KSU is authorized for vehicle removal or impoundment by Georgia Code 40-6-206 or Georgia Code 32-6-2.  Kennesaw State University assumes no liability for damage to vehicles parked on KSU property or as a result of immobilization or impoundment.

    Booting Policy

    The university boot fee is $60 (non-refundable) and may not be appealed.
    Vehicles found in violation of the following offenses will be booted at the owner’s expense:

    1. Vehicles parked in violation after receiving three previous citations.
    2. Legally parked but having $105 or more in  outstanding citations.

     

    Vehicle Boot Removal:

    • Driver will need to provide KSU ID to parking services in order to link vehicle information to the driver to process payment.
        • Outstanding fines will need to be paid within 30 days to avoid a hold on the student’s account.
    • If the driver is a not a faculty/staff/student of KSU they will need to provide a photo ID, email address, and current telephone number to the KSU Department of Parking and Transportation in order to set up an account within the T2 portal to process payment.

    Towing Policy

    KSU Department of Parking and Transportation reserves the right to tow for the following instances:

    1. Parked in a designated tow zone/no parking zone;
    2. Parked in a handicapped, service vehicle, or a dedicated space;
    3. Parked in a drive lane or roadway
    4. Parked at a designated bus stop
    5. Parked on landscaping.
    6. Abandoned or derelict vehicle.

    Contact Information for Towing Companies

     

    Kennesaw Campus:
    Kennesaw Wrecker
    2615 South Main Street Kennesaw, GA 30144
    770.794.4372

    Marietta Campus:
    Marietta Wrecker
    950 Allgood Rd NE Marietta, GA 30062
    770.765.1941

  • 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 year to Parking and Transportation/Card Services for approval.

    • At least one member must act as the Carpool coordinator, and is responsible for the following:
        1. Payment for permit either through payroll deduction (KSU employees only), or Bursar’s account.
        2. Returning hangtag if the carpool is disbanded and/or parking is no longer needed.
    • Each vehicle used while carpooling must be linked to the carpool hangtag.
    • Notifying Parking and Transportation/Card Services when a carpool member leaves and/or a new carpool member joins.
    • 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 5 occasional parking passes for the shuttle lot to use on days when circumstances require members to drive separately.
  • Citations are used to achieve compliance with KSU's Parking & Transportation rules and regulations and increase safety on campus for pedestrians and visitors; to help ensure that parking resources are used efficiently.

    A citation is an official document that describes the violation, amount of penalty, time and location of issuance, vehicle description, and information about how to pay or appeal the citation.

    Citations may be issued for violating any parking rule or regulations.  A full listing of citation types can be found here.

  • Filing an Appeal

    • Student and employee appeals must be submitted online through the Parking Portal
    • Visitor appeals must be submitted through this online form.

    Appeal Guidelines

    1. All appeals must be received no later than fourteen (14) calendar days after the date the citation was issued to qualify as a valid appeal.  After 14 days the option to appeal is no longer available and all fines associated with the citation will need to be paid at the KSU Bursar’s Office or through Owl Express.
    2. If you have evidence that you would like to be included as part of your appeal, you may include photos, detailed explanation, accident report, etc…  to your online appeal.

    Appeal Decision

    1. All appeals are reviewed by the Parking Appeal Hearing Officer (PAHO).  All decisions made by the PAHO will be communicated via email and are final.
    2. The appeal decision types include:
      1. Approved Appeal: The citation is rescinded and any fine associated with the citation will be reduced to a zero balance.
      2. Denied Appeal:
        1. Students: If the appeal is denied, the fine amount will be charged to your university account. After 30 days a HOLD will be placed on the account until the fine is paid.
        2. Faculty/Staff: If the appeal is denied, the fine amount will be charged to your university account.
        3. Visitors: If the appeal is denied, the fine amount will need to be paid at the KSU Bursar’s Office.  

    Citation Payment Options

    1. Students and employees may pay citations on the Parking Portal within 14 days of issuance.
    2. After 14 days a citation will be transferred to a student or employee’s University Account and should be paid at the Bursar’s Office or online through Owl Express.

    Appeal Restrictions

    Appeals will be immediately denied if any of the following reasons are the basis for the appeal:

    • Did not possess and display the valid permit properly at the time the citation was issued.
    • Could not find a legal or convenient parking space.
    • Was not aware of policies or regulations.
    • Did not see posted restrictions.
    • Had four-way flashers on.
    • Did not have enough time to park properly.
    • Parking, dropping off, or loading/unloading for a short time.
  • Kennesaw State University offers Deans, University Cabinet, and the President the option of receiving a dedicated parking space.

    Dedicated spaces are marked with a sign indicating “Permit- Only” denoting only the holder of the specific permit is authorized to park in the space. Each authorized user of a dedicated parking space is issued a unique permit number in addition to the faculty/staff decal and must park in one specific parking space in a specific Faculty/Staff parking. An unauthorized vehicle in a dedicated space will be towed provided the specific information about the vehicle can be provided by the space owner or if the space owner meets with a police officer.

    a.      Unauthorized Vehicles in Dedicated Spaces

    If the owner of a dedicated parking space discovers an unauthorized vehicle in their parking space he or she should call the DPS Communications Center to report the unauthorized vehicle in their space and request it be towed. The space owner will need to provide the parking lot number, space number, along with the color, make, model, license plate number and license state of the unauthorized vehicle in the dedicated space, plus their name, KSU ID number, call back number,. The space owner may leave the scene once all necessary information about the unauthorized vehicle listed in the sentence above is provided to the DPS Communications Center. If the space owner cannot provide any portion of this information to the DPS Communications Center the space owner must remain at the space to meet the officer on site. The first available officer will be dispatched and will immediately request a tow truck upon arrival at the parking space if all required information about the unauthorized vehicle is available or the officer meets with the space owner. The police department will notify the parking department who may ticket the vehicle at their discretion, however this must not delay the vehicle being towed.

    Otherwise, the space owner may request the police officer attempt to have the owner of the vehicle contacted to have the vehicle removed instead of being towed. Again, this will be at the space owner’s discretion

  • This defines parking options for faculty and staff needing access to parking on campus for official university business. The Department Official Business Permit (DOBP) allows employees to park in any of the un-gated lots for up to two hours except for those specified below.

    Permit Guidelines:

    Department heads who have personnel using personal automobiles for making deliveries, or transporting equipment and/or large amounts of supplies and materials may apply for the Department Official Business Permit 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 30 minutes, and any other unreserved, non-gated, or non-metered parking space while conducting official university business.

    Permit Restrictions:

    1. All DOBPs are subject to approval by the Senior Director and/or his/her delegate.
    2. The DOBP cannot be used by anyone who is not a holder of KSU Parking Permit.
    3. Vehicles must display the Departmental Official Business Permit from the rearview mirror.
    4. Vehicles parked in service vehicle stalls displaying an DOBP in excess of the 30-min limit will be cited and are subject to impoundment.
    5. Vehicles parked in un-gated general permitted stalls on official business i.e. committee meetings, in excess of two and one-half (2 1/2) hours will be cited and are subject to impoundment.
  • KSU provides electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on both Kennesaw and Marietta campus. Level 1 (120v) and Level 2 (240v) chargers are available to KSU permit holders.

    Rules and Regulations

    Level 1 charging locations:

    • Kennesaw West Deck – 1st level- 1st row (behind level two stations) and 3rd row
    • Kennesaw East Deck- 8 spaces on 1st level, behind level 2 charging stations
    • Kennesaw Central Deck- 2 spaces behind level 2 stations on 2nd level

    Level 2 charging locations:

    • Kennesaw West Deck – 1st level near the Paulding Avenue entrance
    • Kennesaw East Deck – 1st level adjacent to the handicap parking spaces
    • Kennesaw Central Deck – 2nd level near elevators 

    • Kennesaw North Deck – 2nd level adjacent to the visitor parking spaces
    • Marietta P-60 Deck – 4th 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.
    • Vehicles may not be parked in EV charging spaces unless they are actively charging. Vehicles will be cited if parked in an EV space while not actively charging.
    • KSU assumes no responsibility or liability for damage to vehicles using the electric vehicle 
charging stations.

    Restrictions:

    1. KSU Parking has the authority to adjust charging at their discretion, based on demand or to regulate usage.
    2. Non-electric vehicles parked in EV charging spaces are subject to citation.
    3. Electric vehicles parked in an EV space while not charging will be subject to citation
  • Emeritus Faculty are eligible for a parking permit that will allow them to access the Faculty/Staff parking locations on the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. This permit is offered at no charge. Emeritus Faculty are encouraged to visit the Card Services office in Kennesaw or Marietta in order to pick up their permit and register their vehicle information.

  • Flex Hours Permit

    For individuals that only require campus parking during flex parking hours KSU offers the option to purchase a Flex hours parking permit.

    This permit can be used for any commuter student parking area during regular flex parking hours (Monday-Thursday: 5pm to 7am) and weekend flex parking hours (5pm Friday to 7am Monday)

    Flex Permits are not valid in Residential or Faculty/Staff parking areas. All other parking guidelines and restrictions apply.

  • Departments may request validation codes for hourly visitor parking by requesting eVouchers from KSU Parking and Transportation.  This option is only available for KSU Departments with a university speed chart number.

    Making an eVoucher Request:

    1. Coupon codes may be requested online through the eVoucher Request Form
    2. Departments will be billed based on voucher usage after the event.
      • Billing for coupon codes is half the price of the posted visitor parking rate for the lot requested.
    3. Standard rates are displayed at each hourly visitor parking area.
    4. Lots that are setup for validation are the Welcome Center Visitor Lot and Lot V2 on the Kennesaw campus; Lot P2 and Deck P60 on the Marietta campus.
      • P60 is a mixed use deck and visitor parking in that area is marked with striping and/or signage.
    5. Upon the visitor’s arrival they will be required to input their vehicle license plate number and coupon code at one of the designated pay stations.
    6. Rates are determined for validated parking depending on the length of stay.

    Policy Restrictions

    1. Visitor must input license plate number at pay station, and select the appropriate length of stay.  Failure to do so may result in a citation.
    2. No refunds will be issued for eVoucher usage.
  • KSU students and employees with any valid KSU parking permit can utilize any available commuter parking areas on campus during the following hours:

    • Monday-Thursday: 5 PM to 7 AM
    • Friday at 5:00 PM to Monday morning at 7:00 AM

    Commuter parking areas include:

    • West Parking Area
    • East Parking Area
    • Central Parking Area
    • West Economy
    • East Economy
    • Town Point Economy
    • Marietta Economy
    • Shuttle Lots

    Residential and Faculty/Staff areas remain permit restricted during Flex Parking Hours.

  • KSU uses parking enforcement technology that quickly scans vehicle license plates in order to verify lot access and proper permitting. KSU requires everyone to park with their vehicle license plate visible from the drive lane in order to efficiently scan license plates. We ask all permit holders that do not have front and rear license plates to please refrain from backing into spaces. Failure to park with a visible license plate may result in a citation. Citation types and fine amounts can be reviewed here.

  • The KSU Department of Parking requires all contractors and vendors working on campus for more than four consecutive days to become long-term contractors and 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 Resource Department. 

    The fee for paid contractor parking is $23.00 per month, per vehicle. Economy parking is available to long-term visitors in a limited capacity for $10.00 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 driver name, vehicle make, model, color, year, and license plate number.

    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 in full, upfont.  Click here to setup one of these payment options.


    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. 

    Payments may also be made by check, payable to the KSU Department of Parking.  Forms and proof of payment must be submitted to Card Services, 2nd floor of the Student Center on both campuses.

  • Items left on the Big Owl Bus or found in parking lots are collected at the end of each day and taken to the lost and found, which is located in the Office of Student Life in the Carmichael Student Center on the Kennesaw Campus, and the Welcome Desk at the Joe Mack Wilson Student Center on Marietta Campus.

    1. KSU parking permit holders must park in their assigned permitted area unless it is full. If the assigned area is full, customers may park at one of the following locations:
    2. If your lot is full please notify KSU Parking at parking@kennesaw.edu.
    3. If your permitted area is consistently full you will be given the option to change your parking area at no additional cost.
  • Motorcycles are not required to have a parking permit on campus. However, motorcycle owners will need to register their vehicle information in the KSU Parking Portal for safety and security purposes.

    Motorcycle parking is available on campus in areas marked for Motorcycle parking only.

    Kennesaw Campus Motorcycle Parking Areas:

    • Lot B, Lot C, Lot E, Lot A, Jolley Lodge Overflow and in the Austin Residence Complex

    Marietta Campus Motorcycle Parking Areas:

    • Lot P22, P30, Lot P38

    Rules and Regulations:

    1. Motorcycle permits are valid in motorcycle stalls only.  If motorcycle stalls are full, the permit holder must go to the next lot with designated motorcycle stalls.          
    2. If a customer has an Annual Individual Parking Permit displayed on a motorcycle in a visible and secure manner, the motorcycle may park in either an automobile or motorcycle stall in their assigned parking area.  One Annual Individual Parking Permit is provided per assignment; no additional permits will be provided for use on a motorcycle
  • KSU 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).

    Student permits are issued for an annual period (August 1 - July 31) and valid until returned.  Students are charged each semester for their KSU parking permit unless returned.  Partial semester refunds are not issued after the drop/add class registration deadline.  Permit rates listed below do not include the mandatory parking infrastructure fee.  The mandatory parking infrastructure fee is $93 per semester.

    Faculty/Staff permits are issued and valid until returned or employment is terminated.  Employees purchasing a KSU permit are required to utilize payroll deduction as the payment method.  Parking purchased through payroll deduction is deducted from an employee pre-tax and receive a further discount on price.

    Individuals in specified groups are eligible to purchase monthly and periodic usage permits.  Permit holders are responsible for any parking fees and fines. 

    KSU Parking and Transportation is the sole department authorized to issue any type of parking permit used for parking on the KSU Kennesaw and Marietta campuses.

    2017/2018 Permit Types and 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

    Annual Carpool Permit - 2 members Students: $13 per person per semester
    Employees: $11.50 per person per month
    Annual Carpool Permit - 3+ members Students: $0
    Employees: $0
    Dedicated Space Permit

    Students: N/A

     

    Employees: $88 per month

    Evening/Weekend – Flex Permit

    Students: $10 per semester

     

    Employees: $8 per month

    Motorcycle, Moped, Motor-Scooter No Charge
    Emeritus Permit No Charge
    Retiree Permit $20 Retiree Association Membership Fee
    EV Charging Permit $50 per year
    Temporary Permit No charge.
    Long Term Visitor Permit $23 per month
    Official Business Permit No charge.
    Booting or Towing Fees

    $60 Boot removal fee

     

    $60 Tow fee

    Visitor Parking Rates

    Kennesaw Student Center

    $3.00 per hour, $12 maximum, first 30 minutes free

    Kennesaw Bagwell $3.00 per hour, $12 maximum, first 30 minutes free
    Kennesaw North Deck $3.00 per hour, $12 maximum, first 30 minutes free
    Marietta Student Center $3.00 per hour, $12 maximum, first 30 minutes free
    Marietta Parking Deck (P60) $3.00 per hour, $12 maximum, first 30 minutes free

    Restrictions:

    1. Dedicated Spaces are only available to Deans, University Cabinet, and above.  Parking and Transportation approval is required.
    2. Official Business Permit Permits are for employees only and can only be requested by division and department heads. 
  • KSU has five dedicated Purple Heart parking spaces on Kennesaw and Marietta campuses.  These spaces are intended to show gratitude for our campus military veterans that have been wounded while serving our nation.

    Utilizing Purple Heart Spaces:

    KSU's Purple Heart spaces are reserved for campus members who have received the Purple Heart.  In order to ensure these spaces are respectfully reserved for those intended, persons must have a Purple Heart license plate on their vehicle, or submit one of the following items to KSU Parking in order to register their parking account with Purple Heart parking credentials:

    • DD Form 214 or equivalent (orders, command letters)
    • Membership Card from the Military Order of the Purple Heart

    Any questions or submissions can be emailed to parking@kennesaw.edu.

  • Members of the KSU Retirees Association may receive free parking in designated visitor parking lots.  Retiree Association members should make a copy of your Retiree Association ID card, and leave it on the dash of your car when parking in visitor lots.

    Retirees that work part-time at KSU are required to obtain a KSU parking permit.  

  • Purpose:

    Temporary Permits are for students, faculty, and staff in need of temporary parking on campus because they are unable to drive their reguarly permitted vehicle.  Temporary permits are available to new employees as well as permit holders that are driving a vehicle that does not belong to them (i.e. rental car).

    Obtaining a Temporary Permit:

    Temporary Permits can be obtained at the Parking, Transportation, and Card Services offices located on the second floor of the Kennesaw and Marietta Student Centers.  

    Temporary Permit Restrictions:

    • Temporary Permits are issued to correspond with the permit holder's selected parking area and decal type.
    • Temporary Permits are issued for a maximum of (30) days, but can be renewed for extenuating circumstances.
    • 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.
  • Authority:
    Kennesaw State University adopts these regulations pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Board of Regents to regulate the University System of Georgia Campus Traffic, Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA), Title 20. These regulations supersede all previous KSU Parking and Traffic Regulations pertaining to motor vehicle operation and parking on campus.

    Application:
    These regulations apply to all persons operating motor vehicles at Kennesaw State University and become part of the terms and conditions accepted by all persons permitted to operate motor vehicles on campus. Students, faculty and staff shall not operate or park any motor vehicle on campus unless qualified to do so under applicable State law and KSU regulations. The Campus includes that property owned or leased by the Board of Regents and designated as Kennesaw State University. For the purpose of these regulations, a “motor vehicle” is a conveyance with two or more wheels propelled by an electric or fuel-burning motor.

    University System of Georgia Parking Regulations:

    1. In order to facilitate a safe and orderly flow of traffic on campus, KSU adopts in full all the statutes and provisions of OCGA, Title 40, Article 10, regarding “Stopping, Standing and Parking.” When appropriate, curbs may be painted yellow to designate restricted parking as set forth by Georgia law; however, the lack of yellow curbing or restricted parking signs is not a defense for those charged with violations of State or campus parking regulations. Parking is not permitted on the grass, on sidewalks, in driveways or any other area not designated for parking.

    2. Reserved parking areas include but are not limited to “faculty and staff reserved” lots, loading zones, visitor spaces and other areas marked reserved for specific persons or functions. Depending on campus activities, with the exception of Lot B on the Kennesaw campus, Staff and Faculty parking lots will revert to open parking after 7 p.m. on weekdays (all day on Fridays) and all day on weekends and holidays until 7 a.m. in the morning, when Reserved Status will reapply and be monitored for violations. This open parking status will not apply to Lot B, designated spaces, handicap spaces, loading/unloading, and service vehicles. Generally, loading zones are reserved for University vehicles and other authorized vehicles on official business. Drivers of private vehicles may use loading zones during actual loading and unloading of heavy or bulky material (30 minutes or less) with four-way flashers activated. After the car has been unloaded or loaded, the individual must move the vehicle to a legal parking space.

    3. KSU loading docks have additional requirements. Loading dock areas cannot be used without prior approval of the Department of Parking 470.578.6506. If a personal vehicle is parked in a loading dock area without the proper permit and/or permission, the vehicle will be ticketed and/or towed.

    4. Parking and Transportation will vigorously enforce Georgia’s “Parking Law for Persons with Disabilities” in accordance with OCGA 40-6-226. Drivers of vehicles parked in spaces designated for persons with disabilities must have a valid license plate, or display the official permit issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles for person with disabilities in full view on their dashboard or hung from their rear view mirror.

    5. An illegally parked vehicle may be impounded without notice at the owner’s expense if it presents a hazard to motorists or is obstructing traffic. Other vehicles subject to immediate impoundment or booting include, but are not limited to, those parked in marked “Tow Away Zones,” those parked in spots reserved for specific persons or for a numbered carpool, and those receiving three or more parking citations (paid or unpaid).

      Vehicles are subject to impoundment or booting immediately upon receiving the third citation. Although the University assumes no liability for damage or losses incurred as a result of such impoundment or booting, KSU Police officers shall attempt to inventory the contents of impounded vehicle(s) in order to account for any and all valuables contained therein. However, no officer shall attempt to gain entry for inventory purposes when said vehicle(s) are locked with all windows secured.

      The Department of Parking will release an impounded or booted vehicle to the legal owner upon presentation of proof of ownership and payment of ALL outstanding parking fines and fees. The legal owner of the vehicle is responsible for all towing and storage charges pertaining to the impoundment.

      NOTE: Occasionally, a driver will park illegally and then put an old or misappropriated citation on his or her windshield in an attempt to beguile officers into believing s/he has already received a ticket. In an effort to discourage such behavior, such vehicles are subject to immediate impoundment.

    6. Students with unpaid fines will be subject to the following sanctions: holds on class registration and release of records, and/or referral to outside collection agencies. 

      Note: that if you have a HOLD on your registration you must contact the Bursar’s office at 470.578.6013 on the Kennesaw campus to get a list of all outstanding fees and fines.
      Payments are to be made in the Bursar’s Office, 2nd floor of the Student Center, or online through KSU Parking Portal.

      If you are on the Marietta campus, you must call the Bursar’s office at 678.915.7216 (Formerly the Business Office) to get a list of all outstanding fees and fines. Or you may find the Bursar’s office on the Marietta campus on the second floor of Norton Hall (R2 building). Your hold will only be released by the Bursar’s office once a payment is made. A HOLD WILL NOT be released unless the above procedure is followed.

    7. Kennesaw State University campus police may remove or immobilize a vehicle at the owner’s expense. Repeatedly cited vehicles may have their parking privileges revoked.

    Traffic Regulations:

    1. Traffic safety on campus is everyone’s responsibility. Students, staff and faculty are expected to obey all traffic laws and practice safe driving habits while operating motor vehicles at Kennesaw State University. The speed limit is 25 MPH campus-wide (unless otherwise indicated), except in parking lots where it is 5 MPH. The University is public property and all of the streets in and around campus are deemed public highways. Hence, anyone operating a motor vehicle in violation of Georgia law may be required to answer charges in State Court.

    2. Pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Title 20, the KSU Police are charged with enforcing traffic laws on campus. They are fully empowered to make traffic arrests for offenses committed within their jurisdiction. Questions regarding Uniform Traffic Citations may be addressed to the State Court of Cobb County, Traffic Violations Bureau.

    3. The KSU Police will investigate all motor vehicle accidents occurring on campus. For purposes of documentation, drivers are urged not to move their vehicles until after the arrival of an officer. Copies of the accident reports are usually available three (3) business days after the written request is submitted.

 

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