Accessible (handicap-designated) Verification Parking Permit

The accessible verification permit is used in conjunction with the state-issued disability placard or license plate and appropriate U-M color-coded permit (Gold, Blue, Yellow or Orange) to authorize parking in accessible parking spaces in University lots and structures during enforcement hours.

Exception: Outside of the enforcement hours, only the state-issued disability placard/license plate is required to park in the accessible spaces. Please check the entrance signs to verify the enforcement hours before parking. If parking meters or cashier-attended areas are used, and the State Disability Placard does not specify free parking, the meter or cashier fees must be paid.

Accessible parking spaces are located in University lots and structures across campus.

How to Apply

Verification of your state-issued disability placard by Parking Customer Services is required before the Verification permit can be issued. Individuals may bring their state placard or license plate registration and their driver's license to the PCS office at 523 South Division Street to obtain the Verification permit immediately, or complete the online form and the permit will be mailed to their home address.

Permit Styles


To use accessible parking during enforcement hours, your vehicle must display:

  • a state-issued Disability placard/license plate. Applications are available online at State of Michigan Department of State
  • applicable U-M parking permit or device
  • a U-M Verification permit for accessible parking


Free of charge.

Accessible Parking Assistance Program

LTP recognizes that the accessible parking provided in University lots and structures may not meet all needs. The Accessible Parking Assistance Program was established to assist those with exceptional needs.

To apply, applicants must complete a Petition for Exceptional Accessible Parking Assistance form, available upon request by calling 647-8056 or A portion of the form is also to be completed by the applicant’s physician. The completed form is to be returned to Parking and Transportation Services, who coordinates review of the petition by the Accessible Parking Assistance Program Team. The Team comprises faculty and staff representatives from the University community, including representatives with disabilities. Logistics, Transportation & Parking is not represented on the Team. The Team reviews all requests and approves special arrangements or identifies other alternatives. Logistics, Transportation & Parking coordinates implementation of the Team's decisions with the applicant.