Handicap permitted vehicles have access to any handicap signed spaces including those within barricaded lots. Contact us at 581-4047 for any parking assistance.
The University of Maine complies with the federal standards for the number of handicap-designated parking spaces in relation to the number of parking spaces on the campus. These spaces are allocated in specific parking lots by the anticipated need in that area.
Q. I have a state issued handicap placard or plate for my vehicle; do I still need a University permit?
A. Yes. We are a “parking-by-permit” campus. Faculty, staff and students purchase a yearly permit. Visitors to the campus may obtain a one-day permit free of charge or purchase a yearly permit.
Permits may be purchased at MaineCard Services, 130 Memorial Union or Parking and Transportation Services, 523 DTAV. Visitor permits are available at MaineCard Services; Visitor Center; Alumni Buchanan House, 160 College Ave; Bear Necessities Athletic Store, Alfond Arena; or UMaine Police, 81 Rangeley Road.
Q. I broke my leg this past weekend skiing. Can I get a temporary handicap permit for the six weeks I will be on crutches?
A. Yes, MaineCard Services or Parking and Transportation Services will issue you a temporary handicap permit for up to seven days. This permit is valid for handicap spaces on the campus only. You will be provide you with a state handicap permit request form (PDF) requiring your doctor’s signature. Take the completed form to the Department of Motor Vehicle Registry to obtain a longer-term handicap placard.
Q.I am a commuter student and walking from the CCA lot seems like a long ways on crutches. Am I able to park closer to my destination?
A. Yes. As long as both permits, a state handicap permit and University permit, are displayed, you can park in any handicap-designated space.
Q.I broke my leg this weekend, but I haven’t been able to get a handicap placard yet. Anyone can see that I am handicapped so I parked in a handicap space. Is this going to cause a problem?
A. Yes! It may be obvious to you, but the enforcement officer wasn’t present when you got out of your vehicle. You are going to be responsible for a $100 citation and the charge of having your vehicle towed and stored unnecessarily. Avoid this by stopping at MaineCard or Parking and Transportation Services.
Q. I’m a student and when I arrive each morning for class all the handicap spaces are taken near my building. I parked in the egress area (zebra striped area) and received a citation for improper parking. Why?
A. The egress area is next to the handicap space reserved to allow a disabled person to get out of their vehicle. If your vehicle is parked there, it limits accessibility. If you find all the handicap spaces full, try an adjacent lot. A parking lot on the other side of the building may have an open space. If you continue having difficulties, contact Disability Support Services , 581-2319 for shuttle service information.