Disabled Placard/Disabled Placard License Plate Parking
UCLA Transportation understands and acknowledges the need for accessible parking across campus. In our efforts to create an inclusive and equitable parking experience, we have listed the information below for your convenience.
- Disabled Parking Rules and Regulations
California Vehicle Code (CVC) 21113, Section 21113(a) authorizes vehicle access to campus property, but the University reserves the right to institute all rules and regulations regarding parking on campus property. Furthermore, the Constitution of the State of California, under Article IX, Section 9, grants the UC Board of Regents “full powers of organization and government” of the University. As such, the UC Regents have delegated the authority to set campus use and parking requirements to the individual campuses.
In accordance with CVC Section 22511.5, which identifies the parking rights of DP placard/license plate holders, UCLA provides convenient and accommodating parking options for individuals with accessibility needs.
All customers are required to purchase a valid parking permit to park on campus. Any valid parking permit and a properly displayed DP placard or DP license plate must always be associated with your vehicle to help us ensure that you are properly parked in areas that are accessible to you. With any valid permit for a UCLA parking area and a properly displayed DP placard or DP license plate, you may park in all campus parking spaces according to your needs, excluding parking in loading zones, red curb spaces, gated parking structures, stalls marked with a “University Vehicles Only” sign, and areas not specifically marked as parking stalls.
- Accessible Parking Locations and Services
- There are a variety of accessible parking locations on campus to fit the needs of our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. We encourage you to look at campus parking maps to determine which parking spaces are suitable to your needs based on the area of campus you are going to:
• UCLA Campus Map
• Campus Accessibility Map
• UCLA Interactive Map
- Visitor DP Parking
Visitors with a DP placard or DP license plate may purchase hourly (except in Medical Center Parking Facilities) or daily parking using the following methods of purchase:
• Visitors must pay for parking immediately after parking their vehicle.
Self-Service Pay Stations
○ Please remember your license plate number when purchasing parking.
• If you have a properly displayed DP placard or DP license plate you may park in other areas outside of Visitor Parking in accordance with DP Rules and Regulations.
• Medical Parking Areas encompass disabled parking and self-service pay stations that are pay-on-exit.
○ More information on DP Parking in the Medical Areas is indicated within the structure.
• Rates and hours of operation vary by location.
• Exact change is needed at the pay station.
• No refunds are available for hourly or daily parking unless the pay station malfunctions.
• ParkMobile is available in all Visitor Parking Areas.
ParkMobile (Pay by Phone)
• Please use Zone #2500 so that you may park in any space available to you on campus.
• If you have a properly displayed DP placard or license plate, you may park in other areas outside of Visitor Parking.
• Please remember your license plate number when purchasing your permit.
• There is a service fee in addition to the rate of the permit you are purchasing.
• No refunds are available for ParkMobile transactions.
Bruin ePermit Portal (Guest Login Account Needed)• Creating a Guest Account generates an automatic Guest ID for us to search your parking record at UCLA.
• License plate entry is only needed once since the system remembers your vehicle information.
○ You will select your vehicle each time you purchase a permit.
○ If you have a DP license plate, please include the leading or trailing characters DP in the license plate number, do not include spaces between the designation and license plate characters (e.g., "DPBRUIN", "BRUINDP").
• Permits bought through this option are usually valid for ePermit areas, but with a valid DP placard or license plate you may park in other areas outside of the permit description.
REMINDER: You may not park in any red zones, loading zones, gated parking structures (e.g., Medical Plaza, STR 37, etc.), stalls marked with a “University Vehicles Only” sign, or in areas not specifically marked as parking stalls.
Faculty and Staff DP Parking
Any UCLA employee with a valid DMV DP placard or DP license plate may purchase short-term and long-term parking using the following methods of purchase:
• Any valid permit (i.e., Monthly Auto-Renew, Short-Term, Quarterly, Daily) in addition to a properly displayed placard or plate allows you to park in areas that are more accessible to you, including Blue Permit and X-Permit areas.
Bruin ePermit Portal (UCLA Credentials Needed)
○ For more information on how to obtain a long-term permit, please contact your Departmental Commute Coordinator.
REMINDER: You may not park in red zones, loading zones, gated parking structures (e.g., Medical Plaza, STR 37, etc.), stalls marked with a “University Vehicles Only” sign, or in areas not specifically marked as parking stalls.
- Student DP Parking
- • Registered students with a valid DMV DP placard or DP license plate who are enrolled for the current quarter/semester must submit a “Special Permit Request” through the Bruin ePermit Portal.
○ The request must be submitted with a copy of the student’s DP placard/plate registration.
• Upon obtaining approval for their permits, students are required to purchase the permit and keep the vehicle they wish to park on campus always associated with the permit.
• To avoid citation, students parking in a stall that their permit is not specifically assigned for must have their valid permit and disabled placard/license plate always displayed.
REMINDER: You may not park in loading zones, red curbs, gated parking structures (e.g., Medical Plaza, STR 37, etc.), stalls marked with a “University Vehicles Only” sign, and areas not specifically marked as parking stalls.
- BruinAccess Services
- UCLA Transportation in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Accessible Education (CAE) and Disability Management Services for Staff & Faculty offers BruinAccess as a complimentary paratransit service. This service is available during academic weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and offers curb-to-curb rides from most points within and near campus. The exact locations of this service can be seen on this map. Seats are filled on a first-to-respond, first-served basis.
- Disabled Parking Misuse Citations
UCLA citations are issued in accordance with the California Vehicle Code and UCLA Parking Regulations.
The Citation Review and Adjudication Office encourages individuals who believe they were abiding by the UCLA Parking Privileges at the time they received a citation to submit an appeal within 21 days (about three weeks) of receiving the citation along with the following supporting documentation:
• A clear copy of the DP placard/license plate, the DMV registration ID for the placard/license plate, and driver license of the placard holder/owner.
○ If you are not the registered owner of the DP placard/license plate, you must provide a signed statement from the placard/license plate holder indicating their reason(s) for appealing the parking citation.
Failure to appeal your citation on time will result in incurring late fees in addition to the original citation fine.
PLEASE NOTE: All and any inquiries regarding citations and citation appeals must be directed to the UCLA Citation Review and Adjudication Office.