The University of Virginia and the Department of Parking & Transportation is committed to providing accessible services for students, faculty, staff, patients, and visitors of the University.
Parking for People with Disabilities
Students with a permanent or temporary disability may submit requests to the Elson Student Health Center for reserved parking permits. These permits allow parking at meters free of charge for up to 4 hours and in designated disability parking spaces.
Academic employees with a permanent or temporary physical disability who hold a UVA parking permit may submit requests to the Department of Parking and Transportation for permits to reserved parking. These permits allow parking at meters free of charge for up to 4 hours and in designated disability parking spaces.
Health System Team Members
A request for close-in parking within the Health System parking areas due to a medical condition and/or disability requires a parking permit for the specific Health System lot. Employees must contact the Health System Parking Office to request the forms required for a permit based on medical need. This permit is issued by the Department of Parking and Transportation once the application has been approved. The cost of the permit is $5 less than the current monthly parking fees. A permit is issued to provide parking in a Health System reserved lot in accordance with a physician's recommendation. If an employee has a DMV issued Disabled Parking Placard, a permit for a reserved lot in the Health System area is also required.
Health System Parking Office
West Complex, Davis Hallway, Room 1289
Accessible parking spaces are reserved for those possessing valid Disabled Parking Placards or license plates (provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles or the University of Virginia). Any use of the accessible spaces without the proper placard or license plate is prohibited. Individuals displaying a valid placard or license plate may use UVA meters free of charge for up to 4 hours. General use accessible spaces are clearly posted, and are located throughout University Grounds. Designated accessible spaces are posted throughout each UVA parking garage, but the user is expected to pay the normal hourly fee.
Medical Center Patients and Visitors should refer to the Hospital Parking page.
John Paul Jones Events - please refer to the JPJ parking page.
Football Parking - Free parking and a free shuttle for people will disabilities is located in the D3 parking lot on Massie Road just north of the Massie Road/Arlington Boulevard intersection near The Park. A DMV Disabled Parking Placard is required to utilize the parking area.
Basketball Parking - Accessible drop-off locations are located along the John Paul Jones Arena side of Massie Road between Copeley Road and Emmet Street. Parking for guests with disabilities is located on level three of the John Paul Jones Parking Garage adjacent to the arena. Accessible parking spots are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking passes are required to access these spaces. In addition, free parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in The Park, located off Massie Road near the Law School in North Grounds. Accessible shuttle service is available. Please contact the University Transit Service for more information at 434-924-7711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major Events - For major University events (Final Exercises, Founder's Day) please visit the Office of Major Events website.