Disabled Permits

Permits for disabled individuals

IU Bloomington faculty, staff, or students who demonstrate a need for disabled parking may purchase a Disabled permit that allows access to disabled parking on campus.

If you already have a Disabled permit, you may be able to renew it online. If you are buying a Disabled permit for the first time, or you do not have the option to renew online, you will need to follow the instructions.

What do I need to purchase a Disabled (D) permit?

To obtain a "D" permit, employees and students must provide documentation of their State issued ADA eligibility prior to purchase. Please bring one of the following to our office:

  • For license plates: A copy of the vehicle registration of receipt for registration, indicating it to be in the name of the requesting individual (if two names are listed on the registration, the Indiana BMV lists the individual with ADA needs first)
  • For state issued placards: A copy of the placard accompanied with the BMV receipt indicating the name of the requesting individual.

Receipts for state issued placards may be obtained from the BMV at the time of purchase. If you do not have your receipt, you may obtain a duplicate by filing a request with the State of Indiana.

Please note: The Indiana BMV may charge a fee for documentation requests.

Short-term "D" permits are available. A three (3) day temporary "D" permit may be issued before visiting a physician. If you already have purchased a valid permit, this temporary permit will be issued at no charge. If you do not otherwise have a valid permit, the current daily permit rate will be assessed.

Upon written documentation from and signed by a physician (unrelated to the applicant) stating the following, a temporary "D" permit may be issued for no more that 60 days from the date of the physician documentation:

  • nature of the disability requiring ADA parking
  • projected duration of the disability

All requests for more than 60 days require a state placard to be issued by the BMV.

Students and employees are also encouraged to visit the Disability Services for Students and ADA@IU respectively to learn more about additional services IU Bloomington has to offer.