Disability Parking

Use of handicap parking stalls and ramp access areas are restricted to only those vehicles with a state-issued handicap license plate or displaying a state-issued certificate, and having purchased a St. Thomas parking permit or paid for parking in an hourly parking area. If a handicapped space is not available, individuals displaying the proper handicap stickers, and with a St. Thomas parking permit, may park in regular parking spaces in surface lots.

St. Thomas permits are required for faculty, staff and students using handicap parking, in addition to state-issued handicap parking permits.

Visitor handicap parking is available in pay-by-the hour visitor parking areas. Free visitor handicap parking is available in Lot B or Lot O with a two-hour time limit.

St. Thomas is not authorized to issue temporary handicap permits and cannot provide reserved or special parking permits for those with disabilities. Individuals with temporary disabilities should apply to the state for a handicap parking certificate.

Minnesota state law requires enforcement of handicapped parking stalls on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week, including holiday periods. Quick errands, deliveries or drop-offs are not valid excuses for parking in or obstructing handicap stalls. Vehicles parked in spaces designated for the handicapped without this permit will be ticketed by the St. Paul Police Department and/or St. Thomas Public Safety personnel.