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 with medical documentation from Parking and Transportation Services.) Effective August 2019, a university-issued disability parking permit will be required as well.
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.
You will need to provide your state-issued disability parking permit, or registration for your disability plates, driver’s license and payment (if needed) before obtaining the university-issued permit. Your options are to:
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.
|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|
The university-issued disability parking permit is valid for disability parking only on the University at Buffalo North and South Campuses.
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 1Capen on the North Campus. Display the guest tag along with your valid disability parking permit for access to designated disability parking spaces on campus.
If you are a member of the UB community (student, faculty or staff) with a short-term disability, you can get a temporary hangtag that lets you park in disability parking spots. To apply, you will need to submit a Temporary Accessible Parking Permit Intake Form, a NYS DMV Application signed by your doctor or a doctor's note on letterhead (not a script pad) stating your needs, effective dates and doctor's signature. Contact Parking and Transpotation Services for instructions and forms.
$100. If not paid or appealed within 15 days, a late fine will bring the violation to $120.
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.
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.
If you have difficulty finding a signed space that is open or convenient, notify Parking and Transportation Services at 716-645-3943, or email email@example.com.
Please contact the unit or department you are visiting for details about disability parking at UB affiliates downtown.