Accessible Parking

Accessible Parking Options

Public

All public parking facilities on the University of Iowa campus have designated accessible parking spaces. Use of these spaces requires a state issued disability parking permit or a disability license plate. These accessible parking spaces are located in cashiered structures, cashiered surface lots, and at meters, are designated by a sign as reserved. Public cannot park in parking lots reserved for employees and/or students.

Faculty, Staff and Student

Permanent

Policy for assigned parking space has been established in accordance with the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act. All faculty, staff and students with disabilities who wish to apply for a University of Iowa Accessibility Parking Permit must present proof of possession of a state issued disability parking permit or a disability license plate.

Faculty, staff, and students with disabilities who desire access to an employee or student parking facility, may apply for parking privileges in the same manner as an employees or students without a disability. Employees with proof of the state disability parking permit will have their name placed on the appropriate waiting list or they will be assigned to an available parking lot within the employee parking options. The University seniority date is the criteria used for placement on the employee waiting list. When their name rises to the top of the list, they will be offered the first available permit in that lot. The expiration date of the state issued disability permit will be entered into the parking system. If the employee is still on the waiting list for a parking facility at the time of expiration of the permit, the employee is required to provide an updated state issued disability permit in order to maintain their position on the waiting list.

Students will be assigned a proximate parking location, based on availability.

The purpose of the policy is to provide reasonable parking access to faculty, staff and students. Employees and students with UI accessibility parking permits must continue to follow the University of Iowa Parking Rules and Regulations, including making payment for their permit. Individuals with the UI accessibility parking permit can use the permit to park in all standard parking spaces within the parking facility. If the individual desires, or requires, the use of the designated ADA parking spaces, they must also display their state issued disability parking permit.

Once issued the UI accessibility parking permit, the permit must be displayed at all times while parking on campus, within your assigned parking facility.

Permanent UI Accessibility permits do not allow the employee or student to park in the designated ADA parking spaces. In order to utilize these spaces the user must display a state issued disability parking permit in conjunction with their UI accessibility permit.

Temporary

The University may provide short-term parking to faculty, staff and students with disabilities by offering temporary permits for parking in employee or student parking lots.

To request parking based on a temporary disability, the below must be submitted to parking-office@uiowa.edu:

1. A request including name, University ID, where the employee or student is requesting to park and the length of time the temporary accommodation is being requested for.

2. A completed Temporary Medical Parking Request Form. This must be faxed to (319) 335-6649, emailed to parking-office@uiowa.edu, or delivered to the Parking and Transportation Department office. If assistance is needed in completing this form, please contact Parking Services at (319) 335-1475.

3. Employees and students intending to park in designated handicap stalls, you must display a State-issued handicap placard/license plate in addition to the temporary UI accessibility permit.

After these items have been submitted, Parking and Transportation will be in contact with the applicant. Applicants with approved temporary accommodations should bring their University ID and current parking permit, if applicable, with them when coming to pick up their new permit.

Accessibility permits will be sold on a monthly basis for up to three months. If the employee or student has a current paid University parking permit, they will pay the same fee as their current permit for up to three months.

If the duration of the need is one week or less, permits will be sold at the current daily permit rate.

If the employee or student has no parking, or has a free permit, the rate will be the normal monthly rate for the facility, for up to three months, and the permit will be sold only on a whole month basis.

Employees and students who require the assignment for more than three months should see the above policy for permanent accessible parking.

Temporary UI Accessibility permits do not allow the employee or student to park in the designated ADA parking spaces. In order to utilize these spaces the user must display a state issued disability parking permit in conjunction with their UI accessibility permit.

Temporary ADA Fees

Temporary ADA Fees
Permit Status Duration Rate/Fee
Existing Permit Months 1-3 Existing Permit Rate
Existing Permit Months 4-6 Normal Monthly Rate for the facility
No permit or free permit Months 1-3 Normal Monthly Rate for the facility
No permit or free permit Months 4-6 Normal Monthly Rate for the facility

 

Accessible Parking Resources

Student Disability Services

Faculty and Staff Disability Services

U of I Council on Disability Awareness

Transit Services for Persons with Disabilities

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