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
• 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. Information is available at: http://state.tn.us/revenue/forms/titlereg/appdisabledlicplate.pdf.
Important Note: Normal pregnancy is not considered a disabling condition. In most cases, temporary parking permits will not be issued for pregnancy. Individuals who are experiencing complications due to pregnancy can provide a statement of medical need and request temporary parking. Being in an advanced state of pregnancy alone will not demonstrate medical need.
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.