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Military Parking Validations - Specialty and Disabled License Plates


Disabled Veteran License Plates (Issued by any State)

Veterans who have permanently affixed disabled veteran license plates on the vehicles parked at the San Antonio International Airport are granted validated parking for their entire parking stay within the Airport public parking facilities. Disabled veteran license plates issued by the State of Texas or any other U.S. state that indicate on the face of the license plate that the owner of the vehicle is a disabled veteran of the United States will be honored.

Specialty License Plates (Texas Issued Only)

Complimentary parking is extended to those veterans who have certain recognized specialty service plates issued by the State of Texas. The complimentary parking is applicable when the registered owner(s) of the vehicle (includes spouse or surviving spouse, if listed on the vehicle registration) are in the vehicle when exiting the parking area. The following is a list of those plates that are recognized by Texas State Law (Texas Transportation Code 681.008 and 504.317) and San Antonio City Code.

  • Air Medal
  • Air Medal with Valor
  • Air Force Cross
  • Airman's Medal
  • Bronze Star
  • Bronze Star with Valor
  • Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Coast Guard Medal
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor
  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Distinguished Service Medal(s)
    • Air Force
    • Army
    • Coast Guard
    • Navy
    • Department of Defense
    • Department of Homeland Security
    • Department of Transportation
  • Legion of Merit
  • Legion of Valor
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Medal
  • Navy Cross
  • Pearl Harbor Survivor
  • Prisoner of War Medal
  • Purple Heart
  • Silver Star
  • Soldier's Medal
  • WWII Veteran

FREE PARKING* for Disabled Vets & Texas Specialty license plate holders will be honored when the customer presents the following at the parking exit:

  • Driver's License or Military ID card
  • Vehicle Registration card
  • Completed Parking Validation Form
  • Validation form is available at the exit booth or you can print the form.

The exemption for payment is granted on the condition that the vehicle is being operated at the time of the charge or for the transportation of the person who is a registered owner of the vehicle. No refunds after exit will be granted. 

*Customers leaving their vehicle in an SAT parking area for longer than 30 days must contact the SAT Parking office at 210.207.3465 and make arrangements for such extended stay. Any vehicle left longer than 30 days with no arrangement are subject to tow.

SAT Parking Map