Parking for Customers with Disabilities
Designated ADA (handicapped/disabled) parking spaces are for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying county-issued ADA hangtags or ADA license plates. Parking & Traffic is committed to providing programs and services that ensure compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of the Department of Justice regulations as well as the Texas Department of Transportation (http://www.txdmv.gov/vehicles/drivers/disabled.htm). Information concerning the provisions contained and the rights provided within the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are available below. Parking & Traffic is committed to providing programs and services that do not discriminate on the basis of disability.
Disabled Visitor Parking
Visitors to the Stephen F. Austin State University campus are always welcome. Parking & Traffic has provided parking accommodations for ADA visitors in locations throughout campus. Designated ADA parking spaces are for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying county-issued handicap hangtags or ADA license plates and must also display an SFA visitor permit. Visitor permits are available at the Visitor Booth on Vista Drive and the Parking & Traffic Office located on the first floor of the Wilson Parking Garage. If parking is not available in one of the visitor areas or if special arrangements are needed, please call Parking & Traffic at 936-468-PARK (7275). Violators are subject to ticketing and/or towing.
Disabled Faculty, Staff and Student Parking
Designated ADA parking spaces in surface lots are for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying county-issued handicap hangtags or disabled license plates. Individuals who park in ADA spaces must display from their rearview mirror their own valid SFA parking permit AND county-issued ADA hangtag (or disabled license plate affixed in the designated location on the vehicle). Unauthorized parking in ADA parking spaces, in the access aisles between two ADA spaces, or blocking ADA ramps is a violation for which persons will be issued a $150 citation. Persons who park in ADA spaces must display their own valid SFA parking permit, and county-issued ADA hangtag or ADA license plate at all times permits are required according to the parking rules. The handicap hangtag or disabled license plate must be issued in the name of the disabled person utlizing the vehicle parked in a handicap space. Handicap placards, driver license, identification card and similar information must be provided upon request by uniformed Parking Traffic Officer or University Police Officer in order to demonstrate proof of eligibility for handicap parking privileges.
Companions who drive for handicapped individuals may utilize designated handicapped parking spaces only in the lots where they are transporting the individual with the disabling condition. It would be considered a violation of the parking regulations for a companion to drop a disabled passenger at a building on one side of campus and park in a handicap space on the other side of campus. Companions parking in handicap spaces must display the handicapped individual's county-issued hangtag or be driving the individual's vehicle with a handicapped license plate, in addition to the disabled person's SFA parking permit.
Temporary Disability for SFA Faculty, Staff and Students
A temporary permit, valid for up to one week, may be obtained by a person who is temporarily disabled, due to illness or injury, to park in areas other than the area designated on his/her regular valid permit. An application for this permit must be accompanied by a doctor's statement. Parking assignments will be made in keeping with available resources. Those requiring disabled parking in excess of one week must obtain a state temporary disabled placard by completing the form (click link below).
Disabled Spaces Map
Click on the link below to view an ADA space map.