Accessible parking permits should only be used by individuals with a disability or by friends and family when transporting an individual with a disability. Misuse of accessible parking permits will result in a university fine.
In addition, individuals who let their permits be misused will be reported to the Illinois Secretary of State which could result in the cancellation of the accessible parking placard or a monetary fine that is determined by the Illinois Secretary of State.
Visitors using accessible visitor parking must display a state issued Persons with Disabilities Parking placard or license plate. These spaces are designed for short-term visits. If accessible parking is not available, surface faculty/staff lots (not including reserved spots), commuter lots, or meters can be used for short-term use. Note that the meter must be paid unless the individual displays a meter exempt permit or plate issued by the state. Faculty, students, and staff who wish to park on campus regularly may not park in the visitor-only spaces.
Parking for guests with disabilities is available throughout University parking lots. Vehicles must display their state-issued parking placard or plates to use these designated spaces. During special events, guests will be required to pay the special event fee to park. In the event that accessible spaces are full, placard holders will be directed to the next available accessible space or parking lot.
The use of accessible parking spaces that requires a university permit is limited to faculty, staff, and students who have registered their state-issued Persons with Disabilities Parking Placard with the Office of Parking and Transportation and purchased a University parking permit. Vehicles must display both their state-issued placard or plates, and have a valid university permit hanging from the rearview mirror to park in an Illinois State-only space.
In the event that accessible parking spaces are not available, surface faculty/staff lots, not including reserved spaces, commuter lots, or meters can be used for short-term use and both permits must be displayed. If the individual chooses to park in a meter, the meter must be paid unless a meter exempt state issued placard or plate is displayed. Faculty and staff who need temporary parking arrangements must contact the Illinois Secretary of State. Students requiring temporary parking arrangements should contact Student Access and Accommodation Services. Student Access and Accommodation Services cannot issue accessible (disabled) parking permits.
The registration of vehicles repeatedly parked in visitor-only accessible parking will be verified by student, faculty, and staff information. If an Illinois State student, faculty, or staff member is the owner of the vehicle, a warning will be issued. A parking citation will be issued if there are future violations.
Similarly, the registration of vehicles with state-issued Persons with Disabilities Parking Placards or license plates that are repeatedly parked in meters or surface lots without a university permit will be verified by student, faculty, and staff information. If an Illinois State student, faculty, or staff member is the owner of the vehicle, a warning will be issued. A parking citation will be issued if there are future violations.
Disabled parking spaces on campus are strictly enforced. Anyone parking in a disabled space who does not meet the criteria stated above will be subject to citation. No one, including our office, can authorize anyone who does not hold a State issued disabled placard to park in an accessible space. The lack of other parking options does not allow an ineligible individual to park in a disabled space. A violation of this regulation will result in a $250.00 fine.