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Disabled Vet and Purple Heart parking at Galveston

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Has anyone done this? The parking is free. Do you really just show up with a DAV or Purple Heart license plate? No reservations? Is it close to the Terminals? 

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See website Port of Galveston for cruising information about parking 

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@longhorn2004

 

Here is what is needed to qualify:

 

Disabled Vets & Purple Heart Recipients

The Port of Galveston would like to extend a complimentary parking space to Disabled American Veterans and Purple Heart recipients. To qualify for a complimentary parking space read the following information:

States that DO offer Disabled American Veteran and Purple Heart license plates will need the following:  

 

Ø  State vehicle registration receipt with Disabled Veteran or Purple Heart Recipient License Plates

Ø  Driver’s license or state-issued ID to match the vehicle registration information 

Ø  The Disabled American Veteran or Purple Heart Recipient MUST be present at time of check in along with the vehicle that has the DV/PH license plate  
 

States that DO NOT offer Disabled American Veteran and Purple Heart license plates will need the following:

 

Documents needed from Disabled Veterans:

Ø  Award Letter showing service-connected disability of 50% or higher

Ø  Driver’s license or state-issued ID to match the name on the Award Letter

Ø  The Disabled American Veteran MUST be present at time of check in

 

Documents needed from Purple Heart Recipients:

Ø  DD-214 showing that the individual was a recipient of a Purple Heart Medal

Ø  Driver’s license or state-issued ID to match the name on the DD-214

Ø  The Purple Heart Recipient MUST be present at time of check in
 

 

Please DO NOT reserve parking ahead of time, it is not necessary. When you arrive at the parking lot, let the gate attendant know you are here for DV/PH parking and they will send you to the port parking staff’s office, which is a white trailer near the gate. Complimentary parking is only offered on the day you arrive to sail and it’s good for the duration of the cruise. NO REFUNDS OR REIMBURSEMENTS will be granted after the vessel sails port.

 

Lot A is located at 160 33rd Street

 

Lot B is located at 224 33rd Street

 

No Discounted Parking in the Garage

 

Email any questions you may have to parking@portofgalveston.com

Edited by TxCityKat
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3 minutes ago, longhorn2004 said:

Thank you, how far is the parking from Terminal 1? I have never parked in the City owned lots.

About a mile on roadways. The buses are plentiful.
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We have parked at the terminal parking every time we cruise and never have had to pay for parking with my DV plates. That is one good thing about cruising out of Texas, Free parking for disabled vets!

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