Disabled Parking

When appropriate, eligible faculty, staff or students may purchase a disabled permit and be assigned a permanent parking space with twenty-four (24) hour signage for enforcement purposes. The permit holder must display the University of Illinois Parking Department issued permit in addition to a valid state issued placard or license plate.

To make parking arrangements, faculty and staff who require long-term disability parking (6 months or longer) or short-term disability parking (less than 6 months) need to produce a State of Illinois issued Handicapped Placard to the Parking Department. If a disabled space is assigned, the Parking Department will produce a University of Illinois disabled permit, for which any previously assigned faculty/staff permit must be surrendered.

Valid out of state disability permits may park in designated disabled spaces, which have not been assigned, but are not exempt from parking fees or time limitations.

State of Illinois issued Meter-Exempt placards (yellow and gray striped) are issued by the State of Illinois to persons with permanent disabilities who have a significant impairment causing difficulty accessing a parking meter. This placard EXEMPTS the authorized holder from payment of parking meter fees and time limitations, except at meters or signs with time limitations of 30 minutes or less. All other State of Illinois and out of state disability permits, permanent or temporary, DO NOT exempt authorized holders from payment of parking meter fees or time limitations.

Faculty and staff who require long-term disability parking (6 months or longer) or short-term disability parking (less than 6 months) will need to produce a State of Illinois issued Handicapped Placard to the Parking Department when making necessary arrangements for their parking needs. A doctor's note will not suffice.

Students in need of disabled parking should visit the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services.

Improper use of any disability credential for the purpose of parking may be subject to fines and/or towing.

Please contact the Parking Department for more information, 217-333-3530.
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