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WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

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Temporary Parking Permits

Temporary Parking Permits Policy

Effective 08/15/2009


Customers requiring temporary parking in permitted parking areas during enforcement hours.


Permit Required areas – parking lots or structures which require a current parking permit. See “Evening Parking Policy” for permit requirements in the evening.

Enforcement hours – 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday

Evening enforcement hours – 4:30 PM – 11:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Non-Reserved Parking Spaces – Any standard parking space that is not metered, or marked for special use.


Policy Details

General Permit Requirements

• In general, parking permits are required to park on campus during enforcement hours.

• See “Evening Parking Policy” for permit requirements in the evening.

Faculty, Staff and Students

• Temporary permits are available for $2/day for customers who have not purchased an annual permit.

o Permit eligibility and parking privileges correspond to customer status.

• Customers who have purchased an annual permit, but who have forgotten their permit, may be issued up to 3 free temporary permits per academic year. Each additional temporary permit is $2/day.


• See “Visitor Parking” for complete details on visitor parking.

Contractors and Vendors

• See “Contractor Parking” or “Vendor Parking” for complete details.

Public Parking Areas

• Areas which do not require a parking permit and are open to the public are:

o Parking meters

 Fee is 25¢/15 minutes.

 Time limits and enforcement hours vary by location. See meter stickers for details.

o Sticker attached to meter post will indicate 45 minute or 2 hour time maximum limit.

o Sticker attached to meter post will indicate if meter is enforced after 4:30pm.

o Diddle South Public Pay Lot

 Fee is $1.50 first hour, 75¢ each additional 30 minutes; $10/day maximum fee.

 Credit card required for payment.


o Master Card

o Discover

*Permit ownership is nontransferable. The permit owner is the only individual authorized to use the permit. A citation for “Unauthorized use of Permit” may be issued anytime abuses are documented.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14