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.
Accessible (handicap) parking is provided in University lots and structures in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students with disabilities may have access to faculty and staff accessible parking areas. Use of the accessible spaces requires display of a State-issued Disability Placard and a U-M Student Blue permit during enforcement hours.
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.
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
- U-M Student Blue permit as applicable
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 contacting Parking Customer Services below. 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.
Accessible parking is available in all metered and cashier-attended parking areas. A state-issued disability placard/license plate must be displayed. Payment of the prevailing hourly parking fee is required, unless the individual’s state-issued disability permit has an official FREE PARKING designation.
If a guest or visitor wishes to park in the University’s Blue, Yellow or Orange parking areas during enforcement hours, they may contact the U-M department hosting their visit for assistance.