Accessible Services

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UT Dallas Services

Handicap Parking Permit

To use one of the Handicap parking spaces on campus, you must already own a State of Texas handicap license plate / hangtag / placard, and you must purchase a UT Dallas handicap permit.

Accessible Parking Spaces (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )

In an effort to make handicap parking more accessible, Parking & Transportation has mapped all handicapped parking spaces on campus, with locations and number of spaces.

Request Accessible Cart Service

To assist with accessibility needs of our students, faculty, and staff, Parking & Transportation has procured a wheelchair-accessible Comet Cab. Services can be scheduled by using our online request form.

DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] Services

Paratransit Services

DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] Paratransit Services provides curb-to-curb public transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] ’s bus or rail services.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a handicap placard or license plate from the State of Texas?

You may apply for a placard and/or plate at your local county tax assessor-collector’s office. To apply for a “permanent” (blue) placard or “temporary” (red) placard, you must:

  1. Ask your doctor or health care provider to complete the Disability Statement section of TxDMV [Texas Department of Motor Vehicles] Form VTR-214 (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ).
  2. Submit the completed TxDMV [Texas Department of Motor Vehicles] Form VTR-214 (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) and payment (if applicable) to your county tax office.

For more information about disabled parking, placards and plates, please contact the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

Do I need a UTD parking permit if I have a handicap placard or license plate?

Yes, to use one of the Handicap parking spaces on campus, you must already own a State of Texas handicap license plate/hangtag/placard, and you must purchase a UT Dallas handicap permit.

I am a Disabled Veteran (DV). How do I apply for a UTD handicap parking permit?

If your vehicle has been issued a specialty license plate for your extraordinary military service, by state law you are exempt from paying a parking fee. However, a parking permit is still required from our office for you to legally park on campus. A complimentary parking permit will be issued to you after you register your vehicle and contact the Parking Office (PS3 1.200). Please note, this exemption only applies when you are driving the vehicle and is not transferrable to others. The Texas Transportation Code §504.315 and §504.316 identifies these specialty license plates.

How do I purchase a UTD handicap permit?

You may purchase your permit online or in-person at our office at Parking Structure 3 (PS3 1.200). If you use a hangtag/placard, please present a receipt of your TxDMV [Texas Department of Motor Vehicles] Form VTR-214 (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) or your placard in-person at our office, or send via email if you purchase your permit online. This is the same form you would have filed with the County Tax Assessor-Collector.

If you use a license plate, including a special one such as a Disabled Veterans plate or a Purple Heart plate, please present a copy of the tax receipt for your plate, or your vehicle registration receipt with the license plate listed, in-person at our office, or via email if you purchase your permit online.

If I am displaying a UTD handicap permit, do I still need to display my handicap placard?

Yes, both your UTD handicap permit and your state-issued handicap placard or license plate must be displayed at all times when parked in a handicap parking space.

I recently had surgery or sustained an injury, but I do not have a handicap placard. Can I still get closer parking while I am recovering?

Parking & Transportation cannot issue handicap permits without evidence of a state-issued handicap permit or license plate. However, with supporting documentation, Parking & Transportation will issue a temporary two-week permit for closer parking so that users have the opportunity to apply for a handicap placard.

Where are the handicap parking spaces on campus?

In an effort to make handicap parking more accessible, Parking & Transportation has mapped (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) all handicapped parking spaces on campus, with locations and number of spaces.

What if the handicap spaces are full? Where else can I park with a handicap permit?

If handicap spaces are not available, anyone with a state-issued handicap plate / hangtag / placard, and the required handicap permit or visitor pass, may park in any available, non-reserved parking space or metered parking space at no additional cost.

Can I park using a friend or family member’s handicap placard and permit?

A parking placard or plate is ONLY valid when being used by the person with the disability or someone who is driving the person with the disability. It is a violation of Texas state law to use the placard or plates for a disabled parking spot without the person with the disability in the vehicle. People who misuse disabled parking placards are subject to enforcement by local law enforcement agencies, who have the authority to issue tickets with fines of up to $1,250 and/or up to 50 hours of community service.

What other services does Parking & Transportation offer for those with accessibility needs?

To assist with accessibility needs of our students, faculty, and staff, Parking & Transportation has procured a wheelchair-accessible Comet Cab. Services can be scheduled by using our online request form.

Additionally, we have partnered with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] ) to install three Paratransit stops on the main UTD campus. We have stops at the Residence Hall North (RHN) bus stop, Parking Lot G near the Eugene McDermott Library (MC) and the center of campus, and the Traffic Circle near the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM). For more information about DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] Paratransit, please see their website.