Handicap Parking Accessibility

Students who have registered for an on-campus parking permit and have a valid handicap parking placard obtained from the Secretary of State office can park in any handicapped parking spot on campus inside a permitted lot, regardless of lot type. The handicap placard must be visible for parking enforcement to see by either hanging the placard from the rearview mirror or identification on the license plate. This applies only to the handicapped parking spots within the permit lots, and does not include handicap parking within the pay-in-lane (unless the individual obtains an access card, described below) or metered spaces. Individuals that wish to utilize the handicap metered or pay-in-lane spaces can do so but will need to pay the applicable rates. Please Note: Students will not have to register their state issue handicap placard with ParkEMU or the University’s Disability Resource Center, just hang the placard in your car or have handicap identification on your vehicles license plate. Access cards will be registered to the permit holder and the cards are non-transferable. Please follow these steps to take advantage of this benefit:

  1. Visit the ParkEMU office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays in the DPS building at 1200 Oakwood.
  2. Show your driver’s license and handicap placard for verification
  3. Receive your ADA parking access card

The card is available immediately and designed to allow students free access to pay-in-lane lots for the duration of the parking permit. It is for the registered user only and is not transferable. It does not auto-renew and the process to obtain it must be repeated (each semester or school year) to obtain another access card with any permit purchased after the current permit expires.

Please Note: Students will not have to register their state-issued handicap placard with ParkEMU, just hang the placard in your car or have handicap identification on your vehicles license plate. For more information, visit ParkEMU.

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