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ADA parking information

Disabled parking spaces are enforced 24/7 and a vehicle with a valid disabled placard or disabled license plate may utilize disabled parking spaces on campus along with a valid campus parking permit.

Two required items you need to use Cal Poly ADA parking spaces

ADA Permit

1. Possession of state placard or ADA plates

Cal Poly Parking Permit

2. Cal Poly ADA Parking Permit


Welcome! As a visitor with a vehicle identified with an ADA license plate or placard, we welcome you to park without charge in a variety of campus parking areas, but require that you obtain a complimentary disabled parking pass on each visit before you utilize campus parking spaces. This complimentary pass can be obtained at Transportation and Parking Services, Building 36. Once you have obtained and properly displayed the pass, you may park in any of the following campus parking zones:

  • ADA spaces
  • Commuter
  • Staff
  • Meters
  • Limited timed zones

Parking is not authorized in state service vehicle zones (yellow), passenger loading zones (white), red zones or bicycle lanes. If you have difficulty locating parking nearby your destination, please stop by Transportation and Parking Services or call 805-756-6654 for assistance.


Campus parking regulations do not permit complimentary parking for university students, staff or faculty. A valid campus parking permit and a valid disabled placard or license plate is required to utilize ADA spaces on campus.

The authority to charge a fee for use of parking facilities of disabled individuals is defined in the California Education Code, section 67301; the California Vehicle Code, section 21113; and Title 5 of the California Administrative Code. The Visitor Information Center or Transportation and Parking Services can assist disabled individuals that are unable to access the parking permit pay stations.