Disability Parking

The University provides designated disability parking spaces throughout campus. A state-issued disability permit or license plate is required.

Public Parking Facilities

Signed disability parking spaces can be found in all public/visitor parking facilities at the posted rate on a first-come, first-served basis.

University meters are free up to three hours if a state permit or license plate is properly displayed.

  • Posted time restrictions apply at some locations.
  • City of Minneapolis and Park Board meters may have different requirements.

After three hours, meter patrons must relocate their vehicle a minimum of 600 feet from the original parking space.  

Disability Parking Maps

On-Street Parking

Signed on-street locations are free up to three hours if a state permit or license plate is properly displayed. The three-hour time limit is waived after 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Designated three-hour disability spaces are enforced throughout the Twin Cities campus.

Contract Parking Facilities

Disability parking spaces within contract facilities are available to individuals with a state disability permit or license plate, and a contract for that facility at the current contract rate. Priority is granted to persons with disabilities for the duration of their state issued permit.

How to Get a U of M Parking Contract

If you already have the state disability permit or license plate, PTS will work with you to get a U of M parking contract as soon as possible.  Because most parking facilities are on a waiting list, please email parking@umn.edu for assistance.

How to Get a Disability Permit

To obtain a state disability parking permit, contact your physician.  You can also look at information on DMV.org.

If you have questions, please call the Department of Public Safety at 651-297-3377.

Disabilities on Campus

If you need resources or information on disability issues, contact the University Disability Resource Center at 612-626-1333.