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Employees and students affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or the UNC Healthcare System who have mobility limitations that require transportation accommodations must apply through the Transportation and Parking Accommodations Committee. In accordance with the Ordinance Regulating Traffic and Parking at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, employees of the University or UNC Health (including contract employees) and students are required to apply for and purchase the appropriate permit to park in the spaces reserved for mobility impaired employees and students.

UNC campus has limited proximate parking, similar to an urban environment. Additional time may be required to get to work or school based on available transportation options serving campus. Approved riders may use Point to Point on-demand accessible transit for intra-campus travel throughout the day. Employees and students with North Carolina state disability placards wishing to parking on campus must obtain a UNC Disability
permit through the established application process.

Transportation and Parking Accommodations Committee (TPAC) provides accommodations related to transportation. If additional accommodations or assistance are required, including voluntary self identification of disability, please contact:

Mobility accommodations are based on:

  • mobility access requirements (i.e. mobility or location)
  • health care professional statement regarding mobility limitations
  • available parking and transit resources to accommodate mobility limitations

Depending upon the applicant’s primary work/class locations, accommodations may include:

Temporary accommodations are available if the mobility limitation(s) lasts less than six months or to accommodate an applicant for the interim time frame while the application undergoes review by the Transportation and Parking Accommodations Committee (TPAC). Temporary requests for accommodations that lasts six months or less may not require a review by TPAC. Temporary accommodation assignments are typically provided in the S11 lots adjacent to Skipper Bowles Drive with Point to Point on-demand service to transport to the closest building access point.

Requests to extend temporary accommodations beyond six months will require a completed Medical Mobility Accommodation Application submission with the accompanying Health Care Professional Statement for TPAC review.

University and UNC Hospitals (including contract) employees must submit the Medical Mobility Accommodation Application with the accompanying Health Care Professional Statement for TPAC review. Assignments are based on identified mobility limitations provided in the Health Care Professional Statement and available transportation accommodations. A temporary accommodation may be made while TPAC reviews the application for permanent assignment.

Employees may be assigned a reserved UNC-D space in a specific location to ensure access. Point-to-Point services are provided to UNC-D permit holders for transport from the S11 lot assigned spaces and intra-campus travel to buildings. Once an employee UNC-D permit assignment is made, assignments are automatically renewed annually through the employee’s department parking coordinator. If an applicant’s mobility limitation changes, an update from the Health Care Professional may be submitted for additional review. Construction and other impacts to campus parking resources may require relocation of an assigned UNC-D space.

In accordance with the Ordinance, University and UNC Hospital (including contract) employees and students are required to apply for and purchase the appropriate permit to park in the spaces reserved for mobility impaired employees and students. After 5 p.m. UNC-D permits are honored in UNC-D designated spaces throughout campus.

Students must submit the Medical Mobility Accommodation Application with the accompanying Health Care Professional Statement for TPAC review. Assignments are based on identified mobility limitations provided in the Health Care Professional Statement and available transportation accommodations. A temporary accommodation may be made while TPAC reviews the application for permanent assignment.

Students with mobility limitations may be assigned a reserved UNC-D space in a specific location to ensure access. Typically, residential students living in UNC Housing are assigned Point-to-Point on-demand service for class and on-campus activity travel. Point-to-Point services may also be assigned to UNC-D permit holders for transport from the S11 lot assigned spaces. A UNC-D permit assignment for a permanent mobility limitation is eligible for annual renewal. Students must submit an application for renewal in July prior to the beginning of the next academic year. If an applicant’s mobility limitation changes, an update from the Health Care Professional may be submitted for additional review. Construction and other impacts to campus parking resources may require relocation of an assigned UNC-D space.

In accordance with the Ordinance, students are required to apply for and purchase the appropriate permit to park in the spaces reserved for mobility impaired employees and students. After 5 p.m. UNC-D permits are honored in UNC-D designated spaces throughout campus.

Step 1: Completing the Application

  • Download, print, or request a copy of the Health Care Professional Statement
  • Send the Health Care Professional Statement to the treating health care professional to complete and sign
  • Health Care Professional Statement is returned to the applicant
  • Complete and submit the Medical Mobility Accommodation Application, attaching the completed and signed Health Care Professional Statement, online or in person

Step 2: Application Review

  • The Transportation and Parking Accommodations Committee reviews completed applications the second and fourth Wednesday of each month
  • Applicants with incomplete applications will be contacted via the provided email address to request the missing information
  • Assignments are based on identified mobility limitations provided in the Health Care Professional Statement and available transportation accommodations
  • Temporary accommodations may be provided during the application and review process

Step 3:  Accommodation Notification

  • Applicants should expect to receive a response within two business days of the Committee decision
  • Applicants are responsible for all costs associated with parking permits

A hard copy of the Health Care Professional Statement and the Medical Mobility Accommodation Application is available at the Transportation and Parking Office, located at 285 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

An applicant may appeal TPAC’s decision. Additional information provided must explain or clarify why the assigned accommodation will not meet the mobility access needs outlined in the initial application.

Additional documentation must include specific information related to the mobility access requirement. Updated or supplementary health care professional statement must be submitted for consideration by TPAC through the Medical Mobility Appeals Form.

Mobility accommodations are based on:

  • mobility access requirements (i.e. mobility or location)
  • health care professional statement regarding mobility limitations
  • available parking and transit resources to accommodate mobility limitations

At any time, an applicant may file a report alleging that the University has failed to provide reasonable disability-related accommodations to the applicant pursuant to the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct.

Further information about the University Grievance Policy is available from the EOC Office. The EOC Office may be contacted by email at eoc@unc.edu or by calling 919.966.3576 (711 NC Relay).