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Disability Parking

Disability parking permits are issued to students, faculty, or staff who have either a permanent or temporary disability and require accessible parking. These permits authorize parking in spaces designated for use by disabled drivers. Disability parking privileges are for the benefit of the registered permit holder only.

For permanent disability parking privileges, the university requires a university disability parking permit be displayed along with a valid state-issued disability parking placard or state license plate when parked in any disability parking space on campus. The state-issued disability parking placard or license plate will be sufficient at all paid visitor parking areas.

If an individual has a UH disability parking permit and all of the disability parking spaces are full, they are authorized to park in any non-restricted space in any of the student or faculty/staff ungated lots on campus. This does NOT include restricted spaces such as reserved, metered and 20-minute unloading.

Permanent Disabilities

University employees and students who have a permanent disability and require a university disability parking permit may either submit the required documents in person at the University Lofts parking office, or via email to  Applicants must complete an Authorization for Accessible Parking form and present a copy of the state placard or a copy of the TX DOT D-12 form with a doctor’s signature or a license plate verification receipt, along with a current driver’s license and Cougar One Card.

Disability parking authorization will be valid for the time remaining on the state-issued disabled parking placard or license plate. Re-authorization will be required upon receipt of a new state-issued disabled parking placard or license plate.

University permanent disability parking permits must be renewed annually. Faculty/staff and students wishing to renew their UH disability parking permit may do so online through myParking Account at AccessUH, if a copy of their Disability Parking Authorization form is on file. Renewing students may charge the parking fee to their student account and pay it along with their other university charges, or pay via credit card online.  Faculty/staff may authorize payroll deduction or pay via credit card online. 

Those preferring to pay in person must bring their authorization form and completed application to the PTS Customer Services Counter at the Welcome Center or at the Stadium Garage.

Temporary Disabilities

Students, faculty or staff who have a temporary disability may request temporary disability parking directly through Parking and Transportation Services. A letter from an appropriate physician stating the nature and projected duration of the disability, and the need for disability parking privileges will be required before authorization will be granted. Parking and Transportation reserves the right to send any applicant to the CSD for further authorization.

Visitors with Disabilities

Disabled visitors should use any of the paid visitor disabled parking spaces available in parking garages and surface lots on campus.