Accessible Parking


The use of a valid state issued accessible hangtag or license plate gives that vehicle authorization to park in any accessible parking space in any UMW parking areas at any time, even in the event of a lot closure. Visitors do not require a UMW permit for one time/one day parking. However, all others do. Whether faculty, staff, or student, accessible vehicles may park in any lot type, regardless of permit type.

Accessible permits may only be used for and/or by the persons to whom the accessible hangtag or plates was issued to.

Accessible parking is NOT PERMITTED where stopping, standing, or parking is prohibited to all vehicles, or which is reserved for specific types of vehicles. Neither does it apply where parking would clearly present a traffic or safety hazard.

Photocopied or altered accessible hang-tag permits are NOT VALID.


UMW does issue an on campus accessible hangtag for parking purposes. This hangtag is good only on the UMW campus and is not acceptable anywhere else.

Students, faculty, and staff can apply for the UMW Accessible Hangtag and after meeting the following requirements:

  • Students, faculty, and staff needing the accessible temporarily will need to furnish a written letter from their Doctor on their letterhead stationery. The Doctor’s letter must state the medical problem and how long the medical problem will exist.
  • The letter must be presented to the Parking Management Services Manager for determination.
  • When determination has been made the same policy and rules will apply to the UMW Accessible Hangtag as to the state issued accessible hangtag or plates.
  • Accessible authorization at times will also come from the office of Disability Services. Authorization from Disability Services is for students that will need long-term use of the accessible parking. The Office of Disability Services will notify Parking Management of a student’s need of accessible parking.


Please be advised that if you are unable to find a parking space in your desired lot, you may contact UMW Police for an escort at (540) 654-1025 or use one of the blue lights scattered around campus.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Parking Management at (540) 654-1129.