George Bush Intercontinental Airport
William P. Hobby Airport

1. What is the policy for Disabled Veteran parking at IAH and HOU?

Veterans who have active permanently affixed Disabled Veteran license plates or Texas Specialty license plates (as identified below) on their vehicles are granted complimentary parking at IAH and HOU based on parking availability. Houston Airports parking fees are waived for vehicles bearing active (unexpired) Disabled Veteran license plates issued by the State of Texas or any other U.S. state that indicates on the face of the license plate that the owner of the vehicle is a Disabled Veteran of the United States armed forces. Complimentary parking is applicable when the Vehicle is being operated by or for the transportation of the person to whom the plates were issued when exiting the parking area. Complimentary parking for Disabled Veterans & Texas Specialty license plates holders (as identified below) will be honored when the customer presents the following at the parking exit:

  • A vehicle that has permanently affixed active (unexpired) plate with approved Disable Veteran or specialty (listed below),
  • Driver’s License or Military Card, and
  • Copy of the current (unexpired) vehicle registration renewal receipt.  

Complimentary parking is extended to those veterans who have certain recognized Disabled Veteran Specialty Plates issued by the State of Texas as listed below:

  • 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  • Airman’s Medal
  • Air Medal
  • Air Medal with Valor
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Armed Forces Service Medal
  • Army of Occupation Medal
  • Army Special Forces
  • Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Bronze Star with Valor
  • China Service Medal
  • Coast Guard Medal
  • Combat Action Badge
  • Combat Action Ribbon Navy & Marine Corps
  • Combat Action Ribbon Coast Guard
  • Combat Infantryman’s Badge
  • Combat Medical Badge
  • Commendation Medal with Valor
  • Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Distinguished Flying Cross Medal with Valor
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Enduring Freedom Afghanistan Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Korean Defense Service Medal
  • Korean Service Medal
  • Kosovo Campaign Medal
  • Legion of Merit
  • Legion of Valor
  • Master Army Aviator
  • Merchant Marine Expeditionary Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal Desert Storm
  • National Defense Service Medal Korean War
  • National Defense Service Medal Vietnam War
  • Navy and Marine Corps Medal
  • Navy Expeditionary
  • Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal
  • Pearl Harbor Survivor
  • Presidential Service Badge
  • Prisoner of War Medal
  • Purple Heart
  • Silver Star Medal
  • Soldier’s Medal
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal Operation Desert Storm
  • Surviving Spouse of a Disabled Veteran
  • US Air Force Academy
  • US Armed Forces Air Force
  • US Armed Forces Army
  • US Armed Forces Coast Guard
  • US Armed Forces Marine Corps
  • US Armed Forces Navy
  • US Coast Guard Academy
  • US Merchant Marine Academy
  • US Military Academy (WestPoint)
  • US Naval Academy
  • US Navy Submarine Service Enlisted
  • US Navy Submarine Service Officer
  • Vietnam Service Medal
  • Women Veteran
  • WWII Veteran


  • Vehicles displaying temporary dealer tags or any cardboard or paper tags are ineligible for the complimentary parking.
  • Vehicles issued qualifying license plates, but owner has elected not to mount them on the vehicle.
  • If the person to whom the plates were issued is not in the vehicle when the vehicle exits the parking facility.
  • Valet Parking and parking reservations are not eligible for complimentary parking.

Refunds will not be issued after vehicles leave the parking facilities.

2. What are the steps to receive Complimentary parking?    

       a. Vehicle bearing the qualifying license plates must be present and the person to whom the plates were issued, as shown on the current vehicle registration receipt, has to be in the vehicle with proper identification.
       b. Driver must pull a ticket when entering the parking facilities.
       c. Drivers must exit through a manned (CASH/NEED HELP) lane.
       d. The attendant will verify qualifying plates on the vehicle and once verified, waive the parking charges.