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The following information is designed to help Persons with Disabilities park on the WSU Pullman campus.  If at any time you have questions regarding disability parking, please contact us.

Disability Parking for Central Campus
(Compton Union Building, Martin Stadium, Terrell Mall, etc.)

Central Campus can be accessed by using the elevators in the Fine Arts parking garage, the Smith Center parking garage, or the Library parking garage. Disability Parking for Central Campus is available in the following locations:

  • Fine Arts parking garage. Take the elevator to the 5th floor for Central Campus. WSU-issued disability permit required.
  • Smith Center parking garage. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor for Central Campus. WSU-issued disability permit or hourly payment required.
  • Smith Center surface parking lot. Park in this lot just outside of the Smith Center and take the Smith Center or Fine Arts garage elevators to get to Central Campus. WSU-issued disability permit required.
  • Library parking garage. Take the elevator to the top floor to access Central Campus. Hourly payment required.

WSU-Issued Disability Parking Permits

WSU-issued disability parking permits offer the most parking flexibility for persons with disabilities and are required to park in specified areas on the WSU campus.  The following are examples of WSU-issued Disability parking permits:

  • WSU-issued zone permit with a WSU-issued disability indicator
  • WSU-issued zone permit displayed with a valid state-issued disability placard or disability license plate
  • WSU-issued temporary disability permit

Where to Park

  • WSU-issued Disability permits are valid in disability spaces signed for WSU Disability Permits and any blue, red, yellow, green, orange, gray, and crimson zones, and parking meters.
  • WSU-issued Disability permits also allow access to the disability spaces within the restricted area of the pedestrian mall areas on campus.  Please drive cautiously on the pedestrian malls.

Where NOT to Park

  • WSU-issued Disability permits are not valid in Services Areas, No Parking Zones, Fire Zones, or Reserved Spaces.

How to Obtain a WSU-Issued Disability Parking Permit

In order to apply for a WSU-issued disability parking permit, you must qualify for a state-issued persons with disability parking identification and placard.  These are available from the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state where you reside.

In Washington, follow this link for the application and information on how to obtain a Washington State Department of Licensing Disabled Parking Application

In Idaho, follow this link to the application for an Idaho State Disabled Parking placard
Note: According to the application instructions, you need to mail or fax the application to Boise.  However, you can take the application to the Latah County DMV office in Moscow, they will issue a temp permit for up to 30 days while the application is being processed.  Here is their contact information: Latah County DMV.

Once you obtain the state-issued permit, please bring the placard and identification card to the Transportation Services office for verification.  Note: if you need a few days to get the state disability permit, please let us know.  In most cases, we can issue a temporary WSU-issued Disability permit to provide you some time to get the state-issued permit.

  • Annual Disability permits can be purchased at the annual Blue rate.
  • Daily Disability permit can be purchased at the daily Blue rate.

Disability parking areas on campus that do not require a WSU-Issued Disability permit

  • Disability spaces in parking lots during times when WSU permits or payment is not required only need to display a state-issued disability parking permit.
  • Disability parking areas signed: "WSU or State Disability Permits Required"
  • On and off-street parking meters


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