Accessible Parking

For a comprehensive ADA accessibility map by specific location, including accessible metered parking information, please visit -  

To make accessible permit parking arrangements, faculty and staff requiring permanent accessible parking (6 months or longer) or a dedicated accessible space, must initiate the request through the Office of Diversity, Equity and Access (ODEA). ODEA will contact the Parking Department once approval has been determined. 

Faculty and staff requiring a temporary (up to 6 months) accessible parking lot reassignment must present a valid State of Illinois issued disability parking placard or a signed doctor’s letter, with a start and stop date, to the Parking Department. 

If requesting a permanent or temporary accommodation for a dedicated accessible space, please use the link below to access the State of Illinois Person with Disabilities Certification for Parking Placard application. This completed application will need to be returned to your local DMV for processing and approval.  A copy of this certification information will need to be submitted to ODEA at the time of the request for a dedicated accessible space accommodation. This information will be filed confidentially with ODEA. 

Students in need of accessible parking for academic and/or housing purposes must visit the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) ( Once they have provided DRES with proper certification, DRES will provide paperwork to present to the Parking Department for parking purposes. 

Improper use of any disability credential for the purpose of parking may be subject to fines and/or towing at the owner's expense. 

Please contact the Parking Department for more information, 217-333-3530.