Parking Services

UTHSC Accessible Parking Information (Printable PDF form)

Any motor vehicle parked on University property, other than in paid meter spaces must display a valid University of Tennessee parking permit. The type of permit indicates the areas where the vehicle may be parked. Use of a motor vehicle on University of Tennessee property is a privilege, not a right, and is made available only under the policies established in the University Rules and Parking Regulations currently in effect.

It is the desire of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center to accommodate all faculty, staff, and students who have a genuine need for accessible parking. Accessible parking spaces are located throughout campus in the following lots:

LOTS

SPACES

HANDICAP SPACES

 F- LOT

85

4

J-LOT

139

5

V-LOT

19

1

I-LOT

91

6

R-LOT

150

5

B-LOT

17

2

SAC GARAGE

512

10

X-LOT

208

8

T-LOT

239

7

LOT- 9

180

6

L-LOT

53

3

PAULINE GARAGE

542

11

MONROE STREET

  7 SERVICE SPACES

7

M-LOT

165

6

VARIETY

14

1

O-LOT

78

4

PLAZA GARAGE

903

67

E-LOT

311

8

C-LOT

190

6

N-LOT

30

2

A-LOT

30

3

K-LOT

17

1

W-LOT

46

2

Persons with Permanent Disabilities
(those with state issued accessible parking placard or license plate):

  • Present your state issued handicapped placard or your handicapped license plate number along with a copy of your vehicle registration to Parking Services located at 740 Court Avenue. Campus accessible parking will be automatically issued.
  • You are not required to purchase a Parking Permit; however, you MUST register with Parking Services and obtain a hangtag from UTHSC.
  • Accessible parking spaces have been marked. In order to park in a marked handicapped space, the vehicle must display the state issued plate or placard.
  • State issued handicapped placards/tags must be issued to the individual driving or being transported.
  • Vehicles with state issued handicapped placards/tags can also park in any unreserved space, provided a current UTHSC Parking Permit and the placard/tag are being displayed. However, this does not include any reserved spaces on campus.

Persons with Temporary Disabilities
(those with a state issued temporary handicap placard)

  • Present your state issued temporary handicapped placard along with a copy of your vehicle registration to Parking Services located at 740 Court Avenue. Temporary campus accessible parking will be automatically issued.
  • Parking in designated handicap spaces is permitted, however reserved spaces are prohibited. Duration will only extend to the expiration date on the state issued placard.
  • Parking Services will grant temporary parking for two weeks to anyone who is waiting to receive their temporary placard from the state provided that appropriate medical documentation is presented, i.e. a copy of the application submitted to the state and/or a statement from the treating physician. This will allow access in any regular parking space but not a handicap space. 

If you are in need of temporary accessible parking but do not have a state issued placard, please apply by visiting: http://www.tn.gov/revenue/forms/titlereg/f1310301Fill-in.pdf

References from the Tennessee Code Annotated
55-21-101 through 55-21-108

T.C.A. 55-21-102 (1) (A) “Disabled driver” is one who is disabled by paraplegia, amputation of leg, foot or both hands, or other condition, certified by a physician duly licensed to practice medicine, resulting in an equal degree of disability (specifying the particular condition) so as not to be able to get about without great difficulty, including impairments that, regardless of cause or manifestation, confine such person to a wheelchair or cause such person to be so ambulatory disabled that he or she cannot walk two hundred fee (20’) without stopping to rest and includes, but is not limited to, those persons using braces or crutches, arthritics, spastics and those with pulmonary or cardiac ills who may be semi-ambulatory;”

  • T.C.A 55-21-102 (1) (B) “Disabled driver also includes the owner of a motor vehicle with vision of not more than 20/200 with correcting glasses.
  • T.C.A. 55-21-102 (1) (C) “Disabled driver” also includes the owner of a motor vehicle who is so ambulatory disabled that he or she cannot walk two hundred fee (200;) without stopping to rest and who is seeking treatment and or healing solely by prayer through spiritual means in the practice of religion in accordance with the creeds and tenets of the First Church of Chris, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts. Such condition shall be certified by a Christina Science practitioner listed in The Christian Science Journal as resulting in a degree of disability so that such person is not able to get about without great difficulty;”
  • A disabled passenger is a person who meets the above requirements for a disabled driver.
  • Any person, expect a person who meets the requirements for the issuance of a distinguishing placard or license plate, a disabled veteran’s license plate, or who meets the requirements of 55-21-102, who parks in any parking space designated with the wheelchair disabled sign, commits a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of once hundred dollars ($100.00).
  • In addition to the fine imposed pursuant to subdivision (a) (1), a vehicle which does not display a disabled license plate or placard, and which is parking in any parking space designated with the wheelchair disabled sign, is subject to being towed. When a vehicle has been towed or removed pursuant to this subdivision, it shall be release to its owner, or person inn lawful possession, upon demand; provided, that such person making demands for return pays all reasonable towing and storage charges and that such demand is made during the operating hours of the towing company.
  • It is also a violation of this subsection for any person to park a motor vehicle so that a portion of such vehicle encroaches into a disabled parking space in a manner, which restricts, or reasonably could restrict, a person confined to a wheelchair from exiting or entering a motor vehicle properly parked within such disabled parking space.
  • Notwithstanding any other provision of the law to the contrary, the provisions of subsection (a) shall be enforced by state and local authorities in their respective jurisdictions, whether violations occur on public or private property, in the same manner used to enforce other parking laws.
  • Any person not meeting the requirements of T.C.A. 55-21-103 who used a disabled placard to obtain parking commits a misdemeanor. The disabled placard used to obtain parking by a person not meeting the requirements of 55-21-103 shall be subject to forfeiture and confiscation by state and local authorities in their respective jurisdictions.
  • No state agency, county, city, town or other municipality or any agency thereof shall exact any fee for parking on any street or highway or in an metered parking space or in parking lots municipally owned or leased.
  • If a state or local law enforcement officer observes a violation of this subsection, such officer may confiscate the disabled placard. To recover such placard, a driver must demonstrate by a preponderance of the evident that such driver was complying with T.C.C. 55-21-103, at the time of the confiscation.
  • Any person who unlawfully sells, copies, duplicates, manufactures, or assist in the sale copying, duplicating or manufacturing of a disabled placard commits a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a minimum one thousand dollar ($1,000) fine and imprisonment for a time in the discretion of the court. [Acts 1975,ch. 163, § 8; 1978, ch. 676, § 3, T.C.A., § 59-2208; Acts 1982, ch. 656, §§ 1,2; 1988, ch. 25, § 2, 1986, ch. 598, § 9, 1986, ch. 791, § 12, 1988, ch. 601, § 3, 1988, ch. 716, § 1; 1989, ch. 442, §§ 1,2; 1989, 591, §§ 1,6; 1992, ch. 683, § 1; 1992, ch. 947, §§ 1,3; 1993, ch. 93, § 1, 1994, ch, 684, §1.]