Permits for Faculty, Staff, and Students with Disabilities

The Need for a D+ Permit

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) oversees ADA parking for the state of Texas. TDLR has informed the university any space that is not ADA compliant can no longer be signed for ADA or considered part of Parking and Transportation Services (PTS)’s ADA parking inventory. University leadership recognizes the importance of these spaces. They have found a solution that would continue to reserve them for people with ADA needs who do not require an ADA-compliant space. These spaces are being converted to D+ permit spaces. The spaces will not have the standard ADA symbols or colors. Instead, they will appear like a standard UT Permit parking sign. Parking in these spaces will require a valid UT D+ or F permit and a valid ADA parking credential.

Space Conversion Schedule

Beginning on August 21, 2019, only those with D+ permits may park in D+, or Special Accommodation, parking spaces.

The university must continue to offer the required number of ADA-compliant spaces on campus and has a goal to exceed that number. As parking spaces are added to or removed from campus, the required number of ADA-compliant spaces will change, but will always be met. D+ permit spaces are supplemental and do not count towards the required number of ADA-compliant spaces. After the conversion, the university is expected to have approximately 550 ADA-compliant spaces and at least 250 D+ spaces.

Identifying D and D+ Permit Spaces

Typically, D+ permit spaces will be located in two primary areas: former ADA spaces with parallel parking and former ADA spaces located on hills. Examples of parallel parking include Inner Campus Dr. and 21st St. An example of spaces located on hills is the 2300 block of Trinity St. near the Art Building (ART). Anyone who regularly parks in these, or similar, locations should consider purchasing a D+ permit. ADA spaces in the garages or on flat surfaces are likely compliant and will remain D permit spaces. At the conclusion of the project, there will be approximately 2.5 times more D permit spaces than D+ permit spaces on campus.

Recommended Permit Type

PTS does not limit the sale of D or D+ permits. They can be purchased at any time without concern for availability. D and D+ permits are prorated for both purchase and refund. If you are unsure of which permit to purchase, consider the D permit. If you later decide a D+ permit would better suit your needs, you can always upgrade. The remaining balance you paid towards the D permit may be applied to the D+ permit or refunded. You may also consider waiting until early August to decide, as your zone will be complete or nearly complete at that point.

Class D Permit

Class D permits provide parking for faculty, staff, and students with disabilities that need ADA-compliant parking.

To park in D and ADA spaces, you must also display a valid state-issued ADA license plate or placard with your D Permit

As PTS does not limit the sale of D permits, they are available for immediate purchase on My Parking Profile, no waitlist required. 

If you already have another permit and need to transfer to a D Permit, email garages@utexas.edu.

Permit Details

Contract Term Annual; can be bought throughout the year for a prorated fee
Price
Where to Purchase Online at My Parking Profile or at any staffed garage office.

Note: You can print off a temporary dashboard at the time of purchase to provide 15 days of parking until the actual permit is mailed to the address of your choice

Supplementary Permits / Parking The following options are available as supplements to D permit holders:

Where to Park

D Permit holders can park in ADA spaces in university garages with the display of both their D Permit and state-issued ADA plate or placard. To access the garage, use the QR code on the back of your permit or register your toll tag through My Parking Profile. You can also download your QR code to your mobile device or PC.

Note: D Permit holder garage parking is restricted to ADA spaces only and requires both display of the D Permit as well as a state-issued ADA plate or placard 24/7. To park in D surface spaces, both the D Permit as well as a state-issued ADA license plate or placard must be displayed 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Class D+ Permit

Class D+ permits provide parking for faculty, staff, and students with disabilities that need parking close to their building.

To park in D, D+, and ADA spaces, you must also display a valid state-issued ADA license plate or placard with your D+ Permit

As PTS does not limit the sale of D+ permits, they are available for immediate purchase on My Parking Profile, no waitlist required. 

If you already have another permit and need to transfer to a D+ Permit, email garages@utexas.edu.

Permit Details

Contract Term Annual; can be bought throughout the year for a prorated fee
Price
Where to Purchase Online at My Parking Profile or at any staffed garage office.

Note: You can print off a temporary dashboard at the time of purchase to provide 15 days of parking until the actual permit is mailed to the address of your choice

Supplementary Permits / Parking The following options are available as supplements to D permit holders:

Where to Park

D+ Permit holders can park in ADA spaces in university garages with the display of both their D+ Permit and state-issued ADA plate or placard. To access the garage, use the QR code on the back of your permit or register your toll tag through My Parking Profile. You can also download your QR code to your mobile device or PC.

Note: D+ Permit holder garage parking is restricted to ADA spaces only and requires both display of the D+ Permit as well as a state-issued ADA plate or placard 24/7. To park in D, D+, and ADA surface spaces, both the D+ Permit as well as a state-issued ADA license plate or placard must be displayed 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

D+ permit holders may D, D+ ("Special Accommodation"), and ADA spaces located throughout campus with display of their D+ permit and a valid state-issued ADA license plate or placard. See map below for space locations.