Disabled Parking


UC Davis offers a Mobility Assistance Shuttle to campus faculty, staff and students with documented mobility impairments or disabilities. This transportation service is available for academic or work-related purposes and offers convenient on-campus rides to more than 40 locations across campus. Use the link above to view rates, hours of service, shuttle stop locations, contact information and eligibility requirements.


Effective July 1, 2018, UC Davis will no longer charge disabled individuals for their campus DSA (Disabled) parking permit.

Disabled UC Davis students, staff and faculty may park on campus in Disabled spaces, unrestricted A/C permit spaces, at meters without inserting coin, and for extended periods in green time zones when displaying their DMV issued disabled person's placard/plate along with a TAPS issued courtesy DSA permit.  Areas that are restricted to specific vehicles or permits (e.g. gated central campus, Exempt vehicles, one hour A spaces, event reserved spaces, etc.) may require preauthorization and purchase of an appropriate permit.  A DSA permit may be obtained at no charge by visiting the TAPS Office with the disabled person's placard/plate registration paperwork and photo ID (disabled patrons may bypass the line and go directly to Window #1 for assistance).

Campus visitors may park with their disabled placard/plate in spaces where DSA permits are honored as noted above, without displaying an additional permit.  Visitors who frequently park on campus with a disabled placard/license plate should register their vehicle with TAPS.  For more information regarding this process, please email TAPS or call 530-752-8277 during regular business hours.

If you are a Staff or Faculty member whose disability is severe in nature and requires additional transportation or parking accommodations, please contact the campus Disability Management Services Office at (530) 752-6008 for instructions on submitting a request for accommodation. Please allow 3-4 business days for processing. Students requiring additional assistance should contact the Student Disability Center.

For additional information please see the announcement from Vice Chancellor of Finance, Operations & Administration Kelly Ratliff, or read our FAQ.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Transportation Services


A temporary medical parking permit is available to individuals with temporary disabilities and will provide parking where "A" permits are honored and at parking meters. The medical permit does not allow parking in disabled spaces or other restricted areas.

A temporary medical parking permit provides accommodation up to 2 calendar months only per injury. If you require parking accommodations for longer than this term you may wish to apply for a disabled placard through the California State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). After obtaining a DMV issued placard, you may purchase a campus DSA (disabled) permit from Transportation Services (please see information above).

If you wish to purchase a temporary medical permit you will need to obtain a statement of health from your physician, on letter head, noting the nature of the disability and the duration that accommodation is required (beginning and ending dates). Otherwise, accommodations will be made effective from the date of the physician's statement of health.

The cost for processing a Medical Permit is $15, and it must be displayed with a valid UC Davis permit.  If you do not already have a campus permit you may purchase one according to the permit types, terms and rates offered.

FAQ's Regarding Disabled Parking At UC Davis

1.)  Is it illegal to charge disabled individuals for parking?

  • No.  Disabled individuals may be charged to enter a parking facility that requires a fee (i.e., a parking facility for a University, a sporting event or special event, etc.).  CVC section 22511.5 requires that disabled individuals be provided with more convenient parking access, but does not specify that access will be free of charge. 

2.)  What does California Vehicle Code section 22515 mean?

  • CVC Section 22511.5 means that local authorities cannot restricte a disabled person from using disabled spaces, time zones, meters, etc.  Consistent with this section, the campus does not restrict disabled people from parking in these specified spaces.  Disabled individuals parking on campus may display a valid DSA permit with their disabled placard/plate to obtain access to the following spaces: A, C, L, Disabled, Time Zones and Meters.  The DSA permit does not provide access to the gated Central Campus, restricted spaces (One hour A permit, Exempt, etc.) or reserved spaces.