HANDICAPPED PARKING REGULATIONS

COMBINING THE MORE STRINGENT REGULATIONS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND
THE MASSACHUSETTS ARCHITECTURAL ACCESS BOARD

ALL PARKING LOTS FOR CUSTOMERS OR VISITORS (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF VALET PARKING),
SHOULD HAVE ACCESSIBLE SPACES FOR VEHICLES WITH PROPER IDENTIFICATION. PARKING LOTS
FOR EMPLOYEES (BUILT OR ALTERED AS OF 1/26/92) MUST ALSO HAVE ACCESSIBLE SPACES. IF AN
EMPLOYEE WITH A DISABILITY NEEDS SUCH ACCOMMODATION IN AN OLDER
PARKING LOT, S/HE SHOULD REQUEST IT OF THE EMPLOYER.

PARKING SPACE SIZE: ACCESSIBLE SPACES SHOULD BE AT LEAST 8 FEET WIDE, WITH LEVEL
ACCESS AISLES NOT LESSTHAN 5 FEET WIDE. TWO ACCESSIBLE SPACES MAY SHARE A COMMON AISLE.

LOCATION: THESE SPACES SHOULD BE IN A LEVEL LOCATION PROVIDING THE SHORTEST SAFE,
ACCESSIBLE ROUTE OF TRAVEL TO AN ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE. WITH MORE THAN ONE ACCESSIBLE
ENTRANCE, THE SPACES SHOULD BE LOCATED NEAR EACH ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE,
THE SPACE SHOULD BE LOCATED NEAR EACH ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE. SIDEWALKS AT SUCH SPACES
SHOULD HAVE CURB CUTS AT EACH ACCESS AISLE, SO A PERSON IS NOT REQUIRED TO ENTER THE
STREAM OF TRAFFIC TO GET TO A SIDEWALK.

PARKING SPACE NUMBER:

TOTAL SPACES                REQUIRED ACCESSIBLE SPACES

1-14 (ADA ONLY)                      1 SPACE
15-25                                        1 SPACE
26-50                                        2 SPACES
51-75                                        3 SPACES
76-100                                      4 SPACES
101-150                                    5 SPACES
151-200                                    6 SPACES
201-300                                    7 SPACES
301-400                                    8 SPACES
401-500                                    9 SPACES
501-1000                                  2% OF TOTAL

OUTPATIENT MEDICAL FACILITIES: 10% OF THE TOTAL SPACES SHOULD BE ACCESSIBLE.

FACILITIES SPECIALIZING IN TREATMENT OR SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY IMPAIRMENT:
20% OF THE TOTAL SPACES SHOULD BE ACCESSIBLE.

VAN PARKING: ONE IN EIGHT HANDICAPPED SPACES (MINIMUM ONE) SHOULD BE A "VAN ACCESSIBLE"
SPACE, 8 FEET WIDE WITH AN ACCESS AISLE 8 FEET WIDE ALLOWING A VAN TO OPERATE A LIFT.
OR ALL SPACES MAY BE "UNIVERSAL" SPACES 11 FEET WIDE WITH A 5 FOOT ACCESS AISLE.

SIGNS:  THERE SHOULD BE A PERMENENT SIGN AT EACH SPACE SHOWING THE ACCESSIBLITY
SYMBOL, LIKE ON THE SIGN ABOVE. VAN ACCESSIBLE SPACES SHOULD HAVE AN ADDITIONAL SIGN
BELOW IT SAYING "VAN ACCESSIBLE". SIGNS SHOULD BE AT A HEIGHT  BETWEEN 5 FEET AND 8 FEET
TO THE TOP OF THE SIGN.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT,
CALL YOUR LOCAL COMMISSION ON DISABLITY OR THE MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE ON DISABILITY
(617) 727-7440 OR (800) 322-2020 V/TTY

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