ADA Handicap Services

Accessible Parking Spaces

When state or local governments, businesses and non-profit organizations provide parking lots or garages, accessible parking spaces complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must be provided. Accessible parking spaces are different than traditional parking spaces. They have specific features that make it easier for people with disabilities to access your programs, goods or services.

MarkPro provides full ADA compliance services. If you think for any reason your lot may not be compliant, contact us and we’ll evaluate it – free of charge. If we find that your lot isn’t up to code, we’ll work with you to bring it back into compliance. 

The following information are the exact requirements of the ADA. 


In parking lots or garages, accessible parking spaces must be located on the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance. An accessible route is the path a person with a disability takes to enter and move through a building or facility.

Access Aisles

Accessible parking spaces must have access aisles. Access aisles provide a designated area for people who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices to get in and out of their car or van. Mobility devices allow people with disabilities to move about independently. They include walkers, canes, crutches, braces, manual or power wheelchairs, Segways, and electric scooters.

Access Aisles Must Be:

Two accessible parking spaces can share an access aisle with the access aisle between the two parking spaces (except in angled parking).

An access aisle can be placed on either side of the parking space (except in angled parking where it must be located on the passenger side of the parking space).

Parking SPaces

Accessible parking spaces must be provided for cars and vans.

Car Accessible Spaces Must:

Van accessible spaces must (pick option #1 or #2)

Option #1:

  • First sign: international symbol of accessibility
  • Second sign: stating that the space is van accessible

Option #2:

  • First sign: international symbol of accessibility
  • Second sign: stating that the space is van accessible
Calculating Accessible Parking Spaces

The number of accessible parking spaces must be considered separately for each parking structure (lot or garage), not based on the total number of parking spaces provided on a site.

The chart below shows the number of accessible spaces required by the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.


Limited Parking:

Where parking spaces are limited to four or fewer spaces:

Parking At Hospital Facilities

Rehabilitation Facilities

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