Parking Services for Persons with Disabilities


 
Types of Parking Available for the Disabled
Public Parking Spaces
Temporary Parking Permits
Annual Assigned Parking Spaces for Faculty, Staff, and Student

Temporary Parking Permits for the Disabled (effective 8/1/2013)

The University may provide short-term parking to persons with disabilities by offering temporary permits for parking in Faculty/Staff or Student facilities.  A statement from your attending physician confirming your temporary disability and the duration of the need for temporary disability parking.

If the duration of the need is one week or less, permits will be sold at the current daily permit rate of $5.00 for surface reserved lots and $9.50 for structures.

If the individual requires a permit for more than one week, it will be sold on a monthly basis for up to three months.  If the individual has a current University parking permit, they will pay the same fee as their current permit for up to 3 months.  Permit will be sold only on a whole month basis.

If the individual has no parking, the rate will be half of the normal monthly rate for the facility, for up to 3 months, and the permit will be sold only on a whole month basis.

Individuals who require the assignment for more than 3 months will be asked to show proof of possession of a State Handicap Placard.  The total fee charged for assignments longer than 3 months will match the standard monthly fee for a given facility. 

Example 1:

            A Lot 43 permit-holder that needs temporary access to HR 3 will continue to pay $55/month for up to 3 months.  After three months, their total parking fee would rise to match the actual monthly ramp rate.

Example 2:

            A Finkbine Commuter permit-holder that needs temporary access to HR 3 will continue to pay $24/month for up to 3 months.  After three months, their total parking fee would rise to match the actual monthly ramp rate.

To request parking based on a temporary disability, please submit:

  1. A written request stating who you are, where you work, where you park/how you usually get to work, where you are requesting to park, and for how long. You may deliver your written request to Parking Services at 100 IMU Parking Ramp.
  2. A completed Temporary Disability Parking Request Form. This must be faxed to (319)335-2826 or delivered/mailed to Parking Services, IMU Parking Ramp, Iowa City, IA 52242. The request can be accessed at the following link: Temporary Disability Parking Request Form Click HERE.
  3. If you intend to park in designated handicap stalls, a copy of your state-issued handicap permit may be faxed to 319/335-2826, delivered/mailed to Parking Services, IMU Parking Ramp, Iowa City, IA 52242, or it may be attached to the online request form.

After these items have been submitted, you will be contacted by Parking Services to make further arrangements. You may pick up your temporary disability permit at either the IMU Parking Ramp or West Campus Transportation Center.

  1. Please be prepared when you come to pick up your temporary disability permit:
  2. Bring your University ID. Know your vehicle license plate number.
  3. Bring your current parking permit, and access card (if applicable), to exchange for the temporary parking permit.

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Annual Assigned Parking Spaces for Faculty/Staff/Students

Policy for assigned parking space has been established in accordance with the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act. All persons with disabilities who wish to apply for a handicap parking permit in the faculty/staff parking system must present proof of possession of a State of Iowa Handicapped parking placard or a vehicle license plate designated as handicapped.

Individuals with disabilities who desire access to a faculty/staff parking facility, but who do not need to utilize the specially dimensioned and marked ADA spaces, may apply for parking privileges in the same manner as non-disabled faculty/staff. With proof of the State Handicapped parking placard, their name will be placed on the appropriate waiting list.  The University start date is the criteria used for placement on the waiting list.  When their name rises to the top of the list, they will receive the first available opening in that lot.

The purpose of the procedure is to provide reasonable parking access to individuals whose disabilities do not require the larger or specially located ADA spaces. Once individuals receive their assignments their privileges and responsibilities are the same as all other faculty and staff. The permit offered will be the standard issue, offered to all non-disabled persons utilizing the facility. It will be valid for use in the ADA spaces located within reserved lots, only if the state handicapped placard is present in the vehicle. Individuals with this permit may also utilize ADA spaces in University operated public parking facilities, with the exception of Hospital Parking Ramps 1 and 4, by displaying their State Parking placard and paying the hourly rate.

Public Parking

All public parking facilities on The University of Iowa campus have designated parking spaces for the disabled. Use of these spaces requires either a permanent or temporary handicap placard issued by a state government or a handicap license plate. These parking spaces (located in cashiered structures, cashiered surface lots, or at meters) are designated by a sign as reserved for the disabled.

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Revised: June 1, 2009 .