Accessible Parking

Notice to Students & Employees in Need of Accessible Parking

Effective May 1, 1993, our office will require all applicants for accessible parking on University property to present a state-issued disabled placard or proof of a disabled vehicle license plate. The Missouri Department of Revenue charges $2.00 for their tag. Our office will add an additional permission to the vehicle's license plate to accompany the state-issued tag. The individual will be responsible for normal University parking fees.


If you do NOT have a state-issued disabled license plate or placard your physician must complete Form 1776. Take the completed form to a MO Department of Revenue office to acquire the state tag. We can add a temporary accessible parking permission to your vehicle's license plate for a maximum of two weeks to allow for time to get a state-issued placard.


If you already have a state-issued disabled license plate or placard, you need to present to the Parking & Transportation Services office the form that was completed by the Department of Revenue that references the license plate or placard number that was issued to you. Our office will add an additional permission to your vehicle's license plate to accompany the state-issued tag.

You must properly display the state-issued disabled tag in your vehicle and have the additional accessible permission added to your license plate by Parking & Transportation Services to avoid being ticketed and possibly towed while parked in an accessible parking space. Vehicles that have the proper disabled parking identification are authorized to use any non-reserved disabled parking space on campus; or, if none are open, any regular parking space. Metered spaces in University parking lots and garages occupied by vehicles displaying the proper disabled identification do not require payment.

Accessible Student Parking

Students with a permanent disability may contact the MU Disability Center (573/882-4696) to arrange for lift-equipped bus service between residence halls and classroom buildings. Any vehicle parked in a space designated for accessible parking must display a state-issued disabled tag and have a University virtual parking permission with accessible permission.

Use of Accessible Parking Spaces

Accessible parking spaces are 11' wide with another 5' "lay-down area" to one side for side-loading vans. The entire 16' space is to be used by only one vehicle. At times, the lay-down area is placed between two spaces and shared. To park a third vehicle in the lay-down area will result in the ticketing and possible towing of the vehicle in violation.

Accessibility Map

To view an accessibility map of the MU campus click here. Once you select a building from the Building List drop down menu the map will zoom in to show you accessible and automatic entrances, accessible parking, barrier-free sidewalks and stairs on walkways. You can also make selections in the Legend to show additional information such as ramps and elevators.