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Disability Permits

Any individual with a temporary or permanent physical disability who requires special parking consideration must obtain a state-issued disability placard as well as a valid Kent State University disability parking permit (Kent State University policy 4-08.1). Persons with a short-term disability (one month or less) can obtain a temporary disability parking permit.

The purpose of this policy is to help identify where disability spaces are needed, regulate the use of these spaces to ensure they are available for those who need them, and to discourage abuse by people "borrowing" a state placard issued to another person.

There are two types of disability permits that are issued by Parking Services:

Disability Permit

To purchase a Kent State University disability permit you will be required to bring your state-issued disability placard, the registration for the placard and a valid picture ID to the Parking Services office. Prices for disability permits are equal to the current faculty/staff or maximum student permit rates.

Your state-issued placard information will be placed on file in Parking Services until it expires. When the placard expires, a copy of the new registration and placard will be required in order to update your file.

State–issued disability placards are available from each state’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Information/applications for Ohio disability placards can be found here.

The closest BMV’s to Kent State are:

Agency #6715
3975 Cascade Blvd
Brimfield, OH 44240
(330) 673-1820

444 S. Meridian St.
Ravenna, OH 44266

Temporary "Lot" Disability Permit

Individuals requesting temporary lot parking (2-lot limit) or temporary disability parking must have their physician complete this Temporary Disability Permit Application. The application can also be completed in the Parking Services Office and faxed from Parking Services to the physician for approval. Please note: the completed application must be FAXED by the signing physician directly to Parking Services at 330-672-4034.

Parking Services will issue a temporary disability/lot permit to use while waiting for authorization from the physician. Once the form is returned from the physician, a temporary permit can be issued for a maximum of four weeks. Current permit holders may be charged an upgrade fee for the temporary permit based on their current permit value. Those who do not have a current permit will be charged the faculty/staff or student permit rate. If a permit is needed for longer than one month, a state-issued placard must be obtained.