Permit Types

  • Faculty/staff parking areas are denoted with signage and 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; however, it does not guarantee that a space will always be available in your preferred parking area.
    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.
  • East Economy (Brown): Located in the East Economy Lot on the Kennesaw Campus; includes Lot P8, part of Lot P11, and Lots P18 and P19 on the Marietta Campus

    Town Point Economy (Purple): Located at Town Point

    West Economy (Orange): Includes the West Lot and Church Lot on the Kennesaw Campus

  • Shuttle Lot (Pink): Located at 3305 Busbee on the Kennesaw Campus and Lot P40 on the Marietta Campus

    Shuttle parking lots are available free of charge. 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 TransLöc app for the latest real-time arrival information.

  • 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.

Permit Rates

Please note that the permit type you select allows you to park in that area on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. For instance, if you select Faculty/Staff Parking, you are able to park in any of the Faculty/Staff Parking Lots on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses.

Permit Type Permit Price
Faculty/Staff Parking Permit $23 per month
West Economy, East Economy, Town Point Economy $10 per month
Shuttle Lot Permits No charge
Dedicated Space Permit $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

Please note, there is a $60 boot removal fee and $35 fee for being parked in the tow zone.

Selecting and Returning Your Permit

  • Log in to the Parking Portal using your NetID and password to select a Faculty/Staff parking permit. Parking permits are valid until returned or employment is terminated. 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).

    Benefited 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.

    Benefited 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 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 GRA position.
    • Will be categorized as either benefited or benefited employee if working in a non-student assistant classified position.
  • To return your permit:

    1. Log in to the Parking Portal using your NetID and password
    2. Select “View Your Permits”
    3. Select your permit to return
    4. Click the “Return Permit” box

    Once you return your permit, your parking deduction will end for the next applicable pay cycle based on whether you are on the bi-weekly or monthly payroll schedule and the date that you return your permit. You can visit the Payroll Services website to view the payroll deadlines. Returning your permit is not retroactive. If you choose to return your permit and find it necessary to come to campus, you will need to pay to park in one of the visitor parking areas.