Accessible parking is at a premium on the KU Lawrence Campus, and is first come, first serve, every day. Please feel free to call or visit Parking & Transit, so that our staff can help you to determine what your best options may be.The Kansas Department of Revenue has an online form for a accessible placard application on their web page.
There are ADA-compliant accessible parking spaces in most parking lots on campus. However, in some parking lots there is no accessible entrance to nearby buildings, and those spaces have then been moved to other areas where additional accessible parking may be needed.
The ratio for acessible parking spaces in a given parking lot is determined by the ADA regulations. We calculate the number required per parking lot, but that number is applied to the campus as a whole.
It is unfortunate, but sometimes people try to get better parking on campus by using their deceased great-aunt's placard from another state to park. What this means for those of you who have your own valid placard is that we require you to register the placard in our office. Registration can be handled in person or by mail. You will need to provide the following:
- Handicap Placard
- Placard Registration Receipt
- KU Card
- Driver's License
Once we have verified that the placard belongs to you, Parking & Transit will provide a registration permit for display in your vehicle. Vehicles that display unregistered placards will receive a citation.
Beginning August 1, 2013, all cars on campus require paid parking permits, including those parked in accessible spaces. Please send email to email@example.com if you have questions about this change.
Choose a Medical Permit if your condition is temporary, not lasting more than 1-3 weeks.
Choose a state-issued Accessible Placard if your condition is long-term, lasting longer than 3-4 weeks.
It might seem like more of a hassle to get the placard, but it is cheaper, and valid everywhere (not just on campus).