Accessible Parking

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Individuals with reduced mobility who wish to utilize accessible parking spaces will find available spaces at various locations on all campuses.

Parking for Persons with Disabilities

University members with a permanent or temporary disability, who require special parking consideration, must have a permit issued by a state municipality for persons with a disability, or a temporary permit for persons with a disability (available from Accessibility Resources, 60 Capen Hall). Effective August 2019, a university-issued disability parking permit will be required as well.

Why is a University-Issued Permit Required?

The purpose of the university disability parking permit is to regulate use of accessible spaces to ensure they are available for those who need them, identify where additional space is needed and to discourage abuse by people not authorized to use a disability permit.

Obtain a University Disability Parking Permit

Bring your state-issued disability parking permit, or registration for your disability plates, driver’s license and payment (if needed), to one of the parking offices:

  • 106 Spaulding Quad, in the Ellicott Complex
  • 1Capen, Capen Hall
Sample of a University-issued disability parking permit.

Sample of a university-issued disability parking permit.

In the event you receive a parking citation while obtaining your permit, advise Parking and Transportation Services and the citation will be voided.

A copy of your state-issued permit information will be kept on file in Parking and Transportation Services. If the university-issued permit expires before the state-issued permit, a new university permit may be requested to be sent to you by mail.

The university-issued disability permit must be displayed along with the state-issued permit.

The university-issued disability permit replaces the regular annual UB parking permit issued to faculty, staff and students.

University-Issued Disability Permit Eligibility and Cost
Affiliation Cost
Students No cost. A portion of your transportation fee pays for permits

TA (Teaching Assistants)

GA (Graduate Assistants)

Represented by GSEU

$9.65 per year (Transportation fee is waived, issued a student permit)
Faculty, Staff $9.65 per year
Retirees and Official Volunteers No Cost

Find Permit Payment Options

How and Where to Pay for Your Permit
Parking and Transportation Office
106 Spaulding Quad
North Campus
  • Personal checks
  • Cashier checks
  • Money orders
  • Campus Cash
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
1Capen Hall
North Campus
  • Personal checks
  • Cashier checks
  • Money orders
  • Campus Cash
  • Cash
Where Can I Use a UB Disability Parking Permit?

The university-issued disability parking permit is valid for disability parking only on the University at Buffalo North and South Campuses.

Guest Parking

If you are visiting campus Monday - Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., a guest parking permit or paid parking is required. You may obtain a guest parking permit from the department you are visiting, or from one of the parking offices. Display the guest tag along with your valid disability parking permit for access to designated disability parking spaces on campus.

Park In:

  • Any signed disability space
  • A general parking lot space
  • A pay lot or metered space

Do Not Park In:

  • Metered or pay lot spaces without payment
  • ‘Red’ permit spaces
  •  Spaces reserved for a specific license plate
  • Fire lanes, sidewalks or roadways

Temporary Disabilities

If you are a member of the UB community (student, faculty or staff) with a short-term disability, you can get a temporary hangtag from Accessibility Resources, 60 Capen Hall, that lets you park in disability parking spots.

What Is The Fine For Parking in a Disability Space Without a Valid Permit?

$100. If not paid or appealed within 15 days, a late fine will bring the violation to $120.

North Campus Accessible Parking Spaces

Everyday Parking

Putnam Way has numerous parking spaces for persons with disabilities. This road is close to the Student Union, Knox Lecture Hall, Capen Hall and other buildings on the Academic Spine.

Special Events

Accessible parking is typically available in the following lots for special events at the locations noted. A state-issued or UB disability parking permit or plates are required.

Front of Alumni Arena (preferable entry point for those with special needs)

  • Slee B lot
  • Baird B lot

Rear of the arena

  • Alumni A lot
  • Arena A lot

Center for the Arts and Slee Concert Hall

  • Slee B lot
  • Baird B lot

UB Stadium

  • Alumni A lot
  • Arena A lot

South Campus Accessible Parking Spaces

  • Beck Lot
  • Clark Lot
  • Diefendorf Loop
  • Diefendorf Lot
  • Foster Lot
  • Goodyear Lot
  • MacDonald Lot
  • Michael-FarberLot
  • Squire Lot
  • Tower Lot
  • Townsend Lot
What Can I Do If I Can't Find a Space to Park?

If you have difficulty finding a signed space that is open or convenient, notify Parking and Transportation Services at 716-645-3943, or email

Downtown Campus Disability Parking Spaces

Please contact the unit or department you are visiting for details about disability parking at UB affiliates downtown.

Contact Us

Parking and Transportation Services
106 Spaulding Quad
Phone: 716-645-3943
Fax: 716-645-3944

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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