Parking for people with disabilities
We are committed to ensuring equal access for all people on campus and complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The surface and garage spaces at IU Bloomington are ADA-accessible, and ADA-accessible parking is also located nearest the accessible entrance to each building.
Do I need a permit to park on campus if I'm disabled?
A valid IU parking permit is required at all times, unless you park in a disabled metered space.
Disabled parking regulations
Rules and violations
- Vehicles not displaying a current IU Disabled permit are not considered valid to park in a campus disabled parking space.
- It is a violation for anyone who does not qualify as disabled to take advantage of rights and privileges extended to disabled individuals. Examples include:
- Displaying an unauthorized disabled license plate
- Displaying a disabled removable (or temporary) hang tag
- Parking in a disabled parking space
- Obstructing a curb ramp or curb cut for disabled individuals
Disabled meter parking
Vehicles displaying Indiana-issued Disabled Hoosier Veteran or Purple Heart license plate may park in any campus metered space without feeding the meter if the disabled veteran is driving or being transported in the vehicle. Vehicles displaying a Prisoner of War (POW) license plate may park in any non-Disabled metered space without feeding the meter.
Vehicles with any IU campus disabled permit may park at the disabled meters and do not need to pay the meter.
Only vehicles displaying a state-issued disabled license plate or plaque are required to pay the meter.
Disabled visitor parking
Visitors with a disabled license plate (e.g., the Disabled Hoosier Veteran license plate) or a state disabled placard/hang tag have several options for parking on campus:
- Obtain an IU Disabled permit
- Park in a campus parking garage
- Park in a disabled-only metered spot
Nearly all parking locations on campus are ADA-accessible. Visit the Maps & Locations page to see a full list of ADA-accessible parking locations.