Disability Access Information
WWU Disability Parking Regulations
WAC 516-12-450 Permits. (7) Persons with a temporary or permanent physical disability who require special parking consideration must obtain a state disabled parking permit as well as a valid WWU disabled parking permit.
WWU disability parking spaces require both the state permit and a Western Washington University (WWU) permit Monday-Friday 7:00AM-4:30PM. Only the state disability permit is required after 4:30PM, Monday-Friday and all hours on weekends.
How to Obtain a WWU Permit
The WWU disability permit is available at Parking Services. You must have a valid registered state disability permit; proof of registration may be requested to confirm the distribution of the WWU permit. The WWU permit purchased will be displayed along with the state disability permit. For rate information visit the Permits page.
Disability spaces are located throughout campus and are marked with the state regulatory sign for each space. Disability van accessible spaces are also available as signed and will have the ladder area next to the space to allow for extra access.
No Disability Space in Lot - Displaced
If all disability spaces are taken or there are no disability spaces in the lot; park in the next closest (regular) parking space. Reserved spaces and load zones remain restricted.
Quarter/Academic/Annual Permit Assignment
Permit assignments for state registered disabilities will be issued for the disability spaces on campus. The fee is based on the lowest full time permit available.
Temporary Disability (one week)
Anyone needing accesses due to a temporary disability may request parking for one week closer to their building. Current permits may be re-assigned for a week; anyone without a permit will need to purchase one for the day or days needed.
The space assigned during the temporary assignment will not be valid in the state disability spaces, as it is required to have a valid state permit to assign this parking access.
If access is required for more than one week, the request will be referred to the regular disability parking procedure. Parking Services will provide the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) form , this form requires a physician to fill out and approve it. Once the form has been signed it may be taken over to a DMV location (example: next to Fred Meyer, Lakeway) to be processed. Submitting to Olympia will delay the processing by approximately 2-3 weeks.
The permit assignment is only valid for the faculty, staff, or student it was assigned to. The permit is the property of WWU Parking Services, and cannot be transferred or given to another individual.
Misuse of Permit
Individuals dropping off a passenger with a disability and then parking may not park in a disability space. The driver and person with the disability need to park and exit the vehicle at the same location to be considered valid use of the state/WWU disabled permit.
Misuse of the permit will be reported to the Parking Manager for review. The manager will contact the owner of the permit to resolve the issue. Continued misuse of the permit may result in a parking revocation (loss of parking privileges) on campus.
Replacement for lost permit is subject to a $6 processing fee.
Stolen permits are replaced at no charge after a police report has been filed. A new permit can be obtained at Parking Services.
A daily replacement for a permit that was forgotten at home may be obtained at Parking Services at no charge. ID will be required to validate the permit holder.
A service fee will be charged for permit changes. Example: switching from a regular permit to a disability permit or disability to a regular permit.
Expired State Disability Permit
If the state permit has expired, but the WWU issued permit has not, a disability space may not be used. Both the state and WWU permit must be valid to park in the disability space.
Permit holder will need to provide a copy of their new state permit for our records/verification. If the state permit is not renewed, a new permit assignment will be issued based on the waiting list and time left on permit.
Temporary disabilities do not override the priority system for either faculty/staff or student assignment process.
More Information on Washington State Disability Options
More information on different types of disability permits or criteria is available online at Washington Department of Licensing.
Additional WWU disability information is available online through the Equal Opportunity office.
Campus Accessibility Map
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Disability Space Locations
|Lot||# of Spaces|
|Bond Hall Cul-de-Sac||4|
|Edens Service Road||3|
|Fairhave Service Road||1|