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Disabled Permits

Permits for those who require accessible parking spaces

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The University of Kentucky provides accessible parking spaces specifically designated for use by those who are mobility-impaired or who meet the criteria set forth in KRS 186.042. These spaces are clearly marked with the universal symbol for disabled areas (Figure 1). Disabled UK students and employees wishing to park on campus must apply for a UK Disability Permit. The state permit or plate alone will NOT satisfy this requirement.

The University of Kentucky strongly supports the provision of designated parking spaces at a reasonable proximity to classroom buildings, residence halls, office buildings, and campus bus stops for students and employees with disabilities.

Applying for a Disabled Student Permit

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  1. Contact the Disability Resource Center (UK Students) or Disability Support Services (BCTC Students). They will assist you in gathering documentation from your physician, filling out application forms and providing you with a temporary permit while your forms are being processed. Additionally, they can assist you with any other special needs associated with attending classes at UK or BCTC. You may also print the disabled parking application directly from the web prior to contacting Disability Resources.
  2. Submit your application and supporting documentation to Disability Resource Center (UK Students) or Disability Student Services (BCTC Students).
  3. Your application will be reviewed by the Application Review Committee for Parking for Persons with Disabilities.
  4. You will be contacted by either the Disability Resource Center or Disability Student Services with the Committee's decision.
  5. If approved, your permit will be issued at Parking & Transportation Services, 721 Press Avenue, and will be issued for the duration of the disability, for the semester, or for the permit year, as determined by the Committee. The cost of the permit will be determined by the area for which you qualify.

Applying for a Disabled Employee* Permit

* Includes faculty, staff, teaching & research assistants, retirees, and Donovan Scholars.

  1. Visit Parking & Transportation Services to receive a disabled parking permit application. Parking & Transportation Services will answer your questions and can also provide a temporary permit while your forms are being processed. You may also print the disabled parking application directly from the web. Complete the application by following the instructions provided on the form. If you need assistance in completing the application, feel free to contact Parking & Transportation Services.
  2. Submit your application and supporting documentation to Parking & Transportation Services in person or visit our contact page for our mailing address.
  3. Your application will be reviewed by the Application Review Committee for Parking for Persons with Disabilities and you will be contacted by Parking & Transportation Services with the Committee decision.
  4. If approved, your permit will be issued at Parking & Transportation Services, 721 Press Avenue, and will be issued for the duration of the disability or for the permit year, as determined by the Committee. The cost of the permit will be determined by the permit type that you would otherwise be authorized (i.e. Retiree, E-Academic, E, etc).

Temporary Disabilities

If you suffer from a temporary disability or medical condition (less than one month) and think that you legitimately qualify for a temporary disabled permit, please contact PTS for further instructions and/or options.

Disabled Parking Locations

All disabled parking spaces on campus are controlled for permits 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you find that disabled parking near your place of business is consistently full or if there is none convenient, please contact us to alert us of this situation.

Restrictions

Disabled Spaces at W.T. Young Library

A disabled parking permit does not entitle the permit holder to park in violation of the UK Motor Vehicle Parking and Traffic Regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, parking on a yellow line, parking in a service area (yellow and white striped), parking overtime on a meter, or parking in a space reserved for other use. Vehicles parking in violation are subject to citation and/or impoundment at the owner's expense.

The use of a disabled permit by someone other than the person listed on the Parking & Transportation Services permit application may result in a citation, impoundment, and/or termination of the permit privileges.

If a student or employee with disabilities rides to campus with another person, the disabled permit may be used in a disabled space only when the person with the disability is present. For example, if the disabled individual is dropped off prior to parking the vehicle and the other occupant parks the vehicle, he/she may not utilize a disabled space but must park in any regular parking space.