Accessible Parking on Campus

Accessible parking is located near campus buildings and clearly indicated on the campus parking map.

Those with accessible parking needs may park in any accessible space in their assigned zone. Red permit holders may park in any accessible space in any zone. If there are no accessible spaces available in a zone, accessible permit holders may park in the next closest parking spot.

To access another zone, yellow permit holders should use an Official Business Permit or park in a garage and secure validation from the department being visited or pay the hourly rate for visitor parking.

Only vehicles with a state issued accessible tag and a paid Washington University parking permit may park in an accessible parking space on campus. Accessible parking placards, both state-issued and temporary university-issued hang tags, must be used with a valid WashU parking permit valid in the zone in which it is displayed.

Accessible parking permits obtained through Washington University are valid only on the Washington University campuses. 


Temporary Authorization for Accessible Parking

University students who believe they require temporary accessible parking may seek authorization for use of the designated parking spaces on campus by contacting the director of Stunt Health Services at 935-6666 and get approval for a temporary parking placard.

WashU-authorized accessible parking must be certified by the director of Student Health Services or his or her designee.


Faculty and Staff

University faculty and staff members who believe they require temporary accessible parking may seek authorization for use of the designated parking spaces on campus by sending written verification from their personal physician via fax or email to the Parking & Transportation Services office. The written verification must contain the date, the patient’s name and the time range of the request for accessible parking authorization, not to exceed six weeks.


Duration of Authorization

Accessible parking will be granted by WashU on a temporary basis only, defined as six weeks or fewer. Students, faculty and staff with long-term needs should apply for state-issued authorization through the Department of Revenue. Temporary accessible parking authorization for students may be recertified by Student Health Services for one additional six-week period. Temporary accessible parking authorization for faculty and staff members may be recertified by a personal physician for one additional six-week period. After the recertified tag expires, the individual must seek authorization from the Department of Revenue to continue to use accessible parking on campus.

Students, faculty and staff granted temporary accessible parking authorization through WashU are authorized to park in accessible spaces located on WashU property only and must also simultaneously display a valid WashU permit.


Displaying Authorization

Authorization for use of accessible parking must be displayed one of two ways:

  • The display of a valid WashU parking permit AND a valid accessible placard or plate issued through the Department of Revenue (DOR)
  • The display of a valid WashU parking permit AND a valid temporary accessible parking placard issued by Parking & Transportation Services

Campus Accessibility

Learn more about accessibility on the WashU campus by exploring campus accessibility maps on the Facilities Planning & Management website.