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Disability Resources for Students

Disability Parking


Disability Parking is an accommodation approved by DRS on an individual basis through an interactive process between DRS and the student. It must be supported by the documented effects of the student’s disability. It is approved by DRS to support campus access for students requiring assistance to physically access/navigate campus. The disability parking accommodation allows the student to purchase a long-term Disability Parking Permit for an assigned lot on the UW Seattle campus through the Transportation Services office. This accommodation does not exempt an approved student from having to pay for parking on campus nor does it allow them to park in any disability parking spot on campus.

If the need for Disability Parking is short-term (six weeks or less) then the student can work directly with Transportation Services to obtain a disability parking permit for that time period. The student will need to present Transportation Services with proof of the need for a short-term disability parking permit.

What to Submit

To establish the need for disability parking one of the following types of documents can be submitted:

  • Copy of State Disability Placard
  • Copy of State Disability ID Card
  • DRS Healthcare Provider Form
  • Qualified providers professional letterhead
  • Official visit summary, such as emergency department discharge papers

How to Use

Student Responsibilities

Upon approval of Disability Parking, the student needs to

  • Visit the Transportation Services office in person to purchase the long-term disability parking permit. Vehicle registration is required to purchase a permit.

DRS Responsibilities

Upon approval of Disability Parking, DRS will

  • Submit an approval form to the Transportation Services office. Once submitted, the approval form is typically processed by Transportation Services within 2-3 business days.


Students approved for Disability Parking may find the following resources helpful in locating the Transportation Services office and determining which parking options best meet their access needs.

Parking at the University of Washington

Employee & Student Parking Permits

UW ADA Access Guide

UW Campus Mobility Route Map

Link to myDRS Student Guide