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Section 411: Handicapped ParkingSection 411: Handicapped Parking

Section 411: Handicapped Parking

Parking in a restricted handicapped space is prohibited without an HP license plate or appropriate State-issued handicapped tag and proper University-issued parking permit on display.  If needed, a temporary handicapped parking permit maybe issued or sold to a person with a short-term need not to exceed six (6) weeks at the Parking & Transportation Department. 

  1. All vehicles using handicapped parking spaces must display a valid State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) license plate or placard.  All vehicles using handicapped parking spaces must also display a valid University permit.
  2. Anyone requesting a temporary medically necessary handicapped permit must have a valid parking permit and present a letter from a physician to the Parking & Transportation Office.
  3. Any person who does not have a Cal U parking permit and needs a temporary Handicapped permit will purchase a temporary ADA permit.
  4. Those with proper ADA parking credentials may park in any handicapped space in any un-gated lot.  This allows for greater mobility and provides the general public and visitors and guests with these parking credentials to have ability to park on campus.
  5. If all of the ADA spaces are taken the person should locate the next available ADA space in another lot, it is not permissible to just park in a regular space unless you also have a valid paid Cal U permit. Free Staff/Faculty permits are not permitted to park in the next available space and must display proper ADA credentials to park in an ADA space, unless they have purchased a valid Cal U Temporary ADA permit.
  6. At any time University Police and or Parking enforcement may ask for proof of ownership of a ADA hang tag, if the tag does not belong to the person it will be returned to the State issuing agency for re-issuance to the proper person.

FAQ's Regarding Disabled Parking at Cal U of PA

  1. Why does a disabled person have to pay for parking on campus?
    All parking facilities, maintenance and administrative costs for parking are the responsibility of the self-supporting Parking & Transportation Department.  As a result, Parking & Transportation Services requires that all individuals utilizing the University parking facilities pay for their access.  Department policy identifies that all users of the campus' parking facilities share in the costs of campus.  The campus does require that disabled persons pay the appropriate hourly rate in the Vulcan Garage and all pay by license meters.

  2. Isn't it illegal to charge disabled individuals for parking?
    No. Disabled individuals may be charged like any other person to enter a parking facility that requires a fee (i.e., a parking facility for an amusement park, sporting event, or special event). Similarly, the parking facilities at Cal U.  All parkers are required to pay the parking fees for hourly parking. Disabled individuals are provided with more convenient and more accommodating parking options and are treated no differently when it comes to purchasing their parking.


Please note ...

A Person with Disability Parking Placard is issued to the disabled person for their use in any vehicle being operated exclusively by or for the benefit of a person with disability and may only be used when those person are actually being transported in the vehicle.

Any person who is using another person’s Disabled Parking Placard is subject to a fine plus costs and forfeiture of the disability parking placard.

This is a very serious offense and violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.



Office Information

  • The Office of Parking and Transportation is open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays to assist with parking registration and related concerns.

    Entrances to the office are located in Manderino Library and on the ground floor of the Vulcan Parking Garage. To reach the office from the parking garage, either park in the Vulcan Parking Garage or walk in to the garage from the Carter, Building B, Sixth Street or East Street entrances.

    If you have questions about parking, please give us a call at 724-938-4677 or check out the latest parking updates on this site.

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