Cleveland State University

Parking

Parking for Persons with Disabilities

Parking spaces designated for persons with disabilities are provided for the benefit of students, staff, faculty and visitors. Disability spaces are legally reserved for persons with state issued disability placards. Disability spaces are located across campus in several parking areas, click HERE for a list of the spaces available. For a campus map indicating areas for disability parking, please click HERE.

Parkers using these spaces are required to have a State Issued Disability parking placard AND proof of payment of parking fees which can include a valid CSU Prepaid hangtag, a properly displayed scratch off hangtag or an unexpired meter.

Disabled Parking Policy

Disabled parking patrons who have purchased a prepaid Green or White hangtag may park in any non-reserved, designated disabled parking space in a parking facility that the hangtag allows permission for them to park. Disabled parking spaces are provided in all garages on campus and in all surface lots that are located contiguous to a University building. Both the state issued Disabled Placard and the CSU Prepaid Parking Hangtag or Scratch Off must be displayed when parking in a designated disabled space.

Disabled parking patrons may purchase Green or White hangtags during any open sale period. 

When the prepaid hangtag that is needed by a disabled parking patron is “sold out”, the patron must contact the office of Parking & Transportation Services for a sellout override.  Requests for overrides due to a disability must be accompanied by a photocopy of the patron’s State Issued Disablity Placard AND their current, non-expired Vehicle Certificate of Registration showing  “Disability Placard” in the Vehicle Class section.*  Those documents will become part of the patron record.  * A signed statement affirming that the State Issued Placard belongs to the individual asking for the over ride will be accepted in lieu of a copy of the current application.

Parking at any on-campus designated disabled meter is permitted at no additional charge for prepaid hangtag holders (including Scratch-Off hangtags) that are also displaying a valid State disabled placard. If the hangtag and/or placard are not valid or are not visible, a citation will be issued.

General information is available at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles website: http://bmv.ohio.gov/ Copies of the BMV application forms can be obtained at the Office of Disability Services MC 147. Applications for Disability Placards can be downloaded directly from the Ohio BMV, or select from the following PDFs:

General form for a temporary or regular placard

Form for Veterans: http://publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/bmv4531.pdf.

Request for disabled license plate (not placard)

Temporary Medical Disability Parking

A temporary medical disability parking hangtag for those having mobility impairments must be obtained from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.


Disabled Parking Space Regulations And Markings
The hashed area directly next to the designated disability parking space is considered to be part of the disability parking space; this area allows individuals with mobility impairments to enter/exit the vehicle. Vehicles found parking in these areas will be cited and may be towed.
Please heed signage indicating disability parking spaces. Unauthorized vehicles parked in disability spaces will be ticketed ($250 fine) and towed at the owner's expense.
Misuse of a disabled placard can result in citations and/or towing.

Faculty & Staff Disabled Cross Park Authorization

Effective Aug. 17, 2013 - Disabled Parking Cross Campus Authorization allows faculty or staff with a prepaid hangtag permit to park in any green or white permit space on campus, including all disabled parking spaces. Lot 22, Rec Center Garage and meters are limited to Disabled Spaces only. This access is granted for CSU work outside your assigned area only, not daily parking. Click here to access the form.