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Disability Services

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

Temporary Disabled Parking

Temporary Disability Parking Request

Temporary disability parking permits are issued by the Parking Office. To request a temporary permit, complete this form and return it along with a doctor's statement of medical necessity to Disability Services. The form may be faxed to (423) 439-8489. The doctor's statement must:

State the nature of the medical need, i.e., sprained ankle, surgery, etc.

Give a specific amount of time temporary parking will be needed

Contact information for the medical professional making the request

Temporary parking is granted only on a short term basis typically for a maximum of 6-8 weeks including extensions of the original time requested.  Individuals who need temporary parking for a longer period of time should obtain a temporary parking permit from the state of Tennessee or from the state where their vehicle is licensed. Information for Tennessee residents is available from the Tennessee Department-- Select Vehicle Title and Registration and then select "Application for Disabled Person License Plate, Placard and/or Decal."

Statement of Understanding: I understand that I am allowed to park in student, faculty, and staff lots for the duration of my temporary permit. This permit does not allow me to park in 5 minute parking, loading or service vehicle spaces, fire lanes, reserved clinic spaces, or in any other manner that would be in violation of University Parking Regulations. If I park in metered parking, I am responsible for paying the meter. I am responsible for obeying all University parking regulations while in possession of a temporary disability permit. I understand that while I can appeal tickets in Traffic Court, failure to observe these regulations will not give me grounds for automatic dismissal of a ticket.

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