Wayne State University

Special needs/disability parking

Parking for special needs customers is available and clearly marked in each lot and structure. To qualify for special needs parking, you must have a State of Michigan-issued handicapped mirror placard or plate registered in your name. Permanent placards are issued every four years and temporary placards are issued as needed for a prescribed length of time (one to six months).  

Visitor parking

These parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis in lots/structures marked "general/daily parking". Parking customers must have a valid handicap mirror placard or plate registered in their name and properly displayed to avoid being ticketed. 

Free handicapped parking at meters

Wayne State does not offer free parking in our lots and structures. However, some handicapped parkers could qualify for free parking at the metered locations around campus that are run by the City of Detroit. You may not park for free at a metered space unless you have both a permanent parking placard and a yellow free-parking sticker. For information about how to qualify for free parking at metered spaces, please refer to the State of Michigan website. Privately owned parking lots and garages are not required to provide free parking under state law. 

For questions about special needs parking or accommodations, please call 313-577-CARD (2273), visit Student Disability Services at 1600 UGL, or call 313-577-1851.