Disabled Person (DP) Parking

Disabled person parking areas are reserved for those persons with a valid DMV issued placard or plate.  The permit must be accompanied by a paid SDSU permit at all times.  Drivers transporting a person with a disability may park in a DP stall as long as the disabled person's DMV placard or plate is present.  In the event that all DP stalls are full, the vehicle may  park in any visitor, student (S or N), faculty/staff (F/S), service/vendor (S/V), or special permit (SP) 900 parking stall.  Should you require special accommodations as the location in which you wish to park is full on a consistent basis please contact Parking and Transportation Services at [email protected].

All Disabled Person “DP” parking stalls are clearly marked with blue ground marking and signs posted. All Disabled Persons who own a valid DMV placard or plate must purchase a parking permit.  Please see the following links for additional information on purchasing permits (Student Day, Student Day/Overnight, Visitor, or Faculty/Staff).

Disabled persons may not park in Special Permit (SP) areas (other than SP 900) or Electric Vehicle (EV) stalls unless they have been assigned the special permit or are actively charging their vehicle. Disabled Persons with the appropriate DMV placard or plate may park in P8, P6B, and P10 without the required PayByPhone payment if a SDSU permit has already been purchased and registered in the Aztec Parking Portal.  

Ensure the vehicle is parked properly within the with lines, with the license plate pointing towards the aisle so that the vehicle’s license plate may be scanned. 

San Diego State University is dedicated to ensuring the proper enforcement of Disabled Persons areas to ensure proper access to those who have a legal right for use.  A SDSU Parking Officer may request DMV DP registration at any time per California Vehicle Code 22511.56(a). 

Failure to present requested identification and evidence of valid registration of the placard/plate may result in placard or plate confiscation CVC 22511.56(e).  Additionally, fraudulent use of a deceased person's placard/plate or use of a placard/plate in which the registered placard/plate owner is not present may result in penalty in the form of a parking citation in the amount of $550 per CVC 4461(c) and CVC 4461(d).  

Vehicles absent of a paid parking permit, not parked properly with plates properly displayed, or in unauthorized areas are subject to violation. Parking violations vary from $35-$550

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SDSU Parking and Transportation Services works directly with Associated Students to support special events occurring at Viejas Arena and Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre.  During large event days, Monday-Thursday, Parking areas 6, 7, and 12 may be closed to ensure parking capacity to support special event traffic.  Notice of closures occurs via our webpage and on our closure signs.  Notice of closure signs are posted at P7 and P12 at least 3 days in advance on A Frames.  The day of the event, electrical message board signs are posted on Montezuma Road/54th Street and College Ave/Canyon Crest Drive with notifications to park east of College (P3/P4).  Disabled Persons who have a valid DMV placard or plate may access our parking facilities during closures, this applies to all permit holders including students.  

Persons who are attending SDSU special events occurring at Viejas Arena, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre or any other event in which cashiers are posted are required to pay the $20 per vehicle entry fee.  ADA parking is reserved available in P6, P7, P8, P9A, and P12 and Calpulli Garage, the nearest parking facilities to these special event venues.  Structure closures will be posted and garages completely closed when the garage reaches maximum capacity.  It is recommended that all patrons arrive early to ensure they have ample time to find parking and reach their special event on time.   

 Should you have any questions please contact [email protected]