Parking with Disabled Person Placards or License Plates
January 24, 2013 2:28:10 PM PST
Find out about handicap-accessible parking spaces, which require special permits and authorizations.
Where can I park?
If you have a Disabled Person (DP) placard or license plates, you can park in these spaces without a UCSD parking permit:
- Handicap-accessible spaces designated by the wheelchair symbol, found in every UCSD parking lot
- Metered spaces (no fee required)
- Spaces marked S, B, or A (see below for exception)
Disabled placards or plates alone are not valid in the following:
- Spaces posted “A Permit required 7 days a week/ 24 hours a day”
- Spaces marked “Reserved”
- Areas painted with crosshatching or marked “No Parking”
- Areas that are not designated parking spaces
- Red curb, fire lane or yellow commercial zones (unless license plate allows)
- Timed loading zones, beyond the specified time
To view a map of accessible parking spaces, visit MapLink
. On the "Browse" tab, scroll down to "Parking Spaces: Accessible" and click to view results.
Follow these guidelines:
- Clearly display your DP placard/ plates.
- Only the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can issue DP placards/ plates. To request a DP placard or plates, submit an application (PDF).
- Always carry valid identification and your DP identification card when using your DP placard/ plates. Show to law enforcement officers upon request.
- If another person drives or parks the vehicle, the authorized user must remain in the vehicle. Don’t let others use your DP placard to park in accessible spaces without you.
- DP placards expire periodically. Be sure your placard is current.
- Reserve wider “van accessible” spaces for vans with wheelchair lifts. If you don't use a lift-equipped van, only park in these spaces when no other handicap-accessible spaces are free.
- Before arriving at UCSD, view the campus or UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest parking maps to locate accessible spaces:
- UCSD campus: View numerous accessible parking on campus via MapLink (select "Parking Spaces: Accessible" on the "browse" tab)
- UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest: Lot P955 (map); Lot P914 (map)
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