Parking Option for Students with Disabilities – Student Blue Permit

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.

The permits, when used in conjunction, are valid in Blue, Yellow or Orange parking lots and structures. They are not honored in Red (visitor parking). Please note that all University structures are gate-controlled; therefore, your MCard will be programmed to provide access.

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

To obtain the University permit and the permit for Accessible Parking, you must be registered for classes and present your MCard, driver's license, and State-issued Disability Placard to the Parking Customer Services (PCS) office. Once ownership of the State Disability Placard is verified, a U-M Student Blue permit will be issued for the duration of the disability or the period of time you are on campus, whichever is more applicable.

Permit Styles


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


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 or e-mailing A portion of the form is also to be completed by the applicant's physician. The completed form is to be returned to Parking Customer Services, who coordinates review of the petition by the Accessible Parking Assistance 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.