Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 24, 1996

For The Record

Reserved Parking For
Persons With

The university provides designated parking for disabled students, faculty and staff. Generally, it issues special disabled parking permits to persons who are ambulatorily disabled. Disabled members of the Homewood community are issued special university permits only if they participate in the campus paid parking system and provide appropriate documentation. Members of the university community who are disabled and require special parking are advised to comply with the following procedures.

By adhering to these procedures, the Homewood campus can provide and monitor parking for persons who qualify for and require special parking accommodation. Should the university administration discover the permit holder has obtained the disabled permit through misrepresentation, is willfully improperly using the permit or otherwise abusing the disabled parking privileges, the disabled parking permit will be revoked prior to its expiration date and the holder will be subject to fine as stated in the published Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus Parking and Traffic Regulations. Individual copies of these regulations or maps with designated parking areas can be obtained from the Homewood Parking Office, (410)516-PARK.

The Homewood campus provides special parking registration for faculty, students and staff who:

    1) are themselves disabled;

    2) are registered in the Homewood paid parking system; and

    3) have a Maryland Department of Transportation Disabled Person's Permit (hang-tag or license plate).

Disabled registrants may park in those spaces designated as disabled parking by the international symbol or at open metered spaces throughout the campus. The Parking Office issues the special disabled parking permits, and proper usage is monitored by the Office of Security which enforces the campus parking regulations. This permit is not transferable and must be displayed on the driver's side dashboard.

The following procedures have been implemented to minimize the potential for abuse to provide satisfactory proof that the member of the JHU paid parking system is disabled, and to assist university administration in monitoring the adequacy of the Homewood campus disabled parking facilities.


Registrants who require a permanent JHU disabled parking permit must submit to the Parking Office, 16 Shriver Hall, (410)516-7275, a copy of form VR-210, Maryland Department of Transportation Certification for Disabled Person Permit, plates or similar out-of-state permit/plates, and certification of his/her specific disability from a medical doctor. Upon review by university administration, the Parking Office will issue to persons who meet the above requirements, a JHU disabled parking permit, signed by the director of security. This permit displays the permit number, plate/tag number, medical certification number and expiration date of the permit, and verifies that the holder meets the Homewood campus requirements for disabled parking.


JHU registrants requiring a temporary ambulatory disabled permit must submit medical certification of the disability and its duration to the Parking Office. Should the registrant possess a Maryland Department of Transportation Temporary Disabled Permit, a copy of the form VR-210, Certification for Disabled Persons, should be included with the medical doctor's certification. This documentation will be reviewed by university administration, and upon approval, the Parking Office will issue a temporary disabled permit signed by the director of security showing the appropriate expiration date. This permit must be placed on the driver's side dashboard and will enable the registrant to park at any meter. Extensions of temporary disabled permits will be granted upon reapplication in following the above procedures.

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