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Accessible Parking

All UMBC affiliates utilizing designated disabled parking must register with Parking Services by providing the placard/plate information, medical certificate and picture ID. Registered individuals in compliance with state regulation may use designated parking only when a university parking permit is displayed with a State issued disabled license plate or placard on their vehicle. UMBC permit holders with handicapped parking privileges may park at any handicapped space on campus except for gated lots which are restricted to gate card holders. Faculty, staff, and students may park for free at a visitor pay to park space on campus with their valid UMBC permit and disabled handicapped plate/placard displayed if a designated disabled space is not available.

Pay Stations for visitor ‘pay to park’ spaces are ADA compliant and visitors with a disabled plate/placard will need to pay when parking in these areas.

As required by State Law, drivers operating vehicles displaying state issued disabled license plates or placards must provide their state MVA disabled authorization form to Parking Services or Police enforcement officials upon request. The identified disabled person must be either the driver or a passenger in the vehicle.

Any fraudulent misuse or misrepresentation in the display of a State issued MVA handicapped parking privilege and related placards, tags or supporting documentation, while using a UMBC disabled parking area constitutes and establishes the same violation as handicapped parking without a permit and will be charged as handicapped parking without a permit.