ADA Parking Information

Need a temporary 30-day ADA parking permit?

Here's how:

  1. You will need to register with Disability Support Resources (DSR) by going to their website at > DSR Resources > Registering for Disability Support Resources.
  2. After you have registered, please contact DSR to set up an appointment to speak with an advisor.
  3. Sufficient medical documentation from your healthcare provider must be provided to DSR to support your request for a temporary 30-day ADA parking permit.

If you have questions, comments or concerns, contact DSR at 616-331-2490 or

Once the steps above are completed, Disability Support Resources will notify Parking Service, and they will issue the temporary 30-day ADA parking permit to you.

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Parking for People with ADA Compliance Needs: A valid GVSU permit is required to accompany an ADA compliant placard or plate. If ADA compliance parking spaces are not available, the ADA permit holder may park at a meter (payment not required) or in a Faculty/Staff or Student lot only.  Parking in any other space is prohibited.  Parking in ADA compliant spaces in pay station lots will require payment and is limited to a two hour stay.

University-Issued ADA Compliance Permits:

Mobility impaired persons shall be issued, without charge, a temporary permit not to exceed three (3) days by Parking Services. This permit is not renewable.

To obtain a temporary thirty (30) day parking permit from Disability Support Resources (DSR) a written statement from a physician must be presented at DSR and must specifically state the need for ADA compliant parking and the time frame for which it is necessary. This permit is not renewable.

Those individuals needing ADA parking privileges beyond thirty (30) days must obtain a permit from the Michigan Secretary of State. If temporary ADA compliant parking accommodations are needed, contact Disability Resource Services at 616 - 331 - 2490 or Parking Services at 616 - 331 - 7275.

Illegal Use of an ADA Parking Placard or License Plate: Under Michigan law, it is illegal to use an ADA placard or license plate when the ADA permit holder is not being transported; to lend an ADA placard to another person; and to make a copy of an ADA placard.

Campus Safety will confiscate any ADA placard found to be in use illegally and return said placard to the Secretary of State with an explanation of misuse.

ADA Violation Parking Fine: $100