University of Vermont


Disabled Parking

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, the University reserves parking spaces on campus for individuals with disabilities. Parking in these spaces is always free with a valid disabled placard issued to by any state.

Disabled UVM students, faculty, staff, vendors, other affiliates (such as temporary employees, volunteers) are required to register their placard/plate(s) and vehicle with the Transportation and Parking Services office, in order to ensure proper enforcement and emergency contact. Once registered, the placard or plate will be considered to be the UVM parking permit and must be displayed at all times when parked on campus.

The State of Vermont issues permanent disabled placards, as well as a temporary version of the same, according to its own process (see State of Vermont, Statutes Annotated; Title 23 Section 304a).

State of Vermont Special Registration Plates and Placards for People with Disabilities

Below are links to the application forms for both permanent and temporary disabled parking placards from the State of Vermont, Department of Motor Vehicles:

Permanent Disabled Parking Placards

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Any vehicle displaying a valid disabled placard or License Plate may park in any legitimate parking space on campus with the exception of all Reserved / Special Permit Spaces, Service Vehicle Spaces, Lined out areas or Fire Lanes.

Not all persons who need disabled parking need van accessible spaces. Whenever possible please be mindful and use a standard accessible space. This will allow those who require the use of a designated van accessible space access to those spaces.

In the event an affiliated individual develops a short term disability through injury or illness, a temporary disabled placard may be issued by the University for no more than thirty days.

Vermont DMV: Permanent Disabled Parking Placard Application (external PDF)

Temporary Disabled Parking Permit

For any individual affiliated with the University who develops a short term disability due to illness or injury, Transportation and Parking Services will issue a permit that allows the use of accessible parking if the following conditions are met:

Students requesting a temporary parking waiver for a medical condition need to complete the "Medical Request Waiver for Temporary Parking Permit" on the Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHWB) Temporary, Limited, Mobility Issues page.

NOTE: There is also a need to submit medical documentation from the physician providing care to the clinic. The reviewer at Student Health Services will review the application and documentation, and Student Health Services will contact the student within 48-72 hours with a decision.

Faculty and Staff requests must be made directly to Transportation and Parking Services and must be accompanied by the appropriate medical documentation. All requests will be subject to review by University medical personnel prior to approval.

Transportation and Parking Services will assist with registration and the location of parking to accommodate individual requirements.

Please be advised that the Center for Health & Wellbeing Student Health/Medical Clinic reserves the right to designate parking to appropriate and accessible (by campus shuttle or other means) spaces other than accessible spaces. Cases will be determined on an individual basis.

Individuals with Short term disabilities who anticipate their condition to continue for longer than thirty days will be expected to apply to the State of Vermont, Department of Motor Vehicles for the appropriate disabled parking placard. For your convenience the application can be found at the link below:

Vermont DMV: Temporary Disabled Parking Placard Application (external PDF)

Last modified June 25 2014 04:54 PM

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