Disabled Parking




The University has been found to be out of compliance by the CA Department of Motor Vehicles in our current practice of issuing temporary disabled parking.  Therefore, as of July 1, 2013, only vehicles with DMV placards (permanent and temporary) will be authorized to park in SJSU disabled parking stalls.  Parking Services and EARC is recommending employees obtain a DMV permit if you continue to need parking accommodations. DMV permit and application information can be found at the following link:  http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/disabled.htm. Should you have any questions, please contact Parking Services at 408-924-6556 or parking@sjsu.edu. The following information applies to disabled parking policies/procedures prior to July 1, 2013.


Accessible parking spaces are provided throughout the San Jose State University (SJSU) campus. SJSU parking permits are required when using these spaces. Accessible parking spaces can be located using the SJSU campus map.

Students and visitors to San Jose State University who wish to park in a marked disabled parking space on campus must have one of the following:

  • A DMV issued disabled parking placard (blue or red)
  • DMV issued disabled parking license plate


  • Persons who have one of the above must also display a current paid SJSU parking permit when parking in SJSU parking stalls.

Failure to display both items properly as described in SJSU’s Parking Regulations will result in a parking citation from SJSU Parking Services. Please also refer to the SJSU Parking Services website for complete details on SJSU parking regulations.

Individuals with disabilities who have not purchased an SJSU permit may purchase a Single Day Parking Permit at the Parking Services Office or at one of the automated pay stations in the North, South, and West garages or in Lot 4.

Note that some of the disabled parking stalls identified on the SJSU campus map are San Jose City regulated. When parking in San Jose City regulated disabled parking, San Jose City parking regulations apply. 


Please Note: If any employee, student, or visitor with a disability is not the primary driver, the primary driver must be with the disabled person at all times and may not park without the accompaniment of the disabled person.

Please contact the UPD at (408) 924-2222 with questions or concerns.