The City of Tampa Parking Division makes every effort to comply with guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act. As a result of the periodic changes being made to disabled parking regulations, the Parking Division elects to remain current with the changes by attending the International Parking Institute Conference and Trade Show held throughout a number of major US cities on an annual basis. Additionally, the Parking Division maintains an active membership status with the Florida Parking Association.
Disabled Parking On-Street
The present on-street disabled parking inventory consists of
thirty-three (33) designated spaces located throughout the downtown core area. Florida
State Statute Chapter 553.5041(4b) states that there must be one (1) accessible
parking space for each 150 metered on-street parking spaces provided by state
agencies and political subdivisions. The City of Tampa meets and exceeds this
total as we currently provide one (1) accessible space per every 43 on-street
spaces within the downtown core.
Disabled Parking Off-Street
As the Parking Division continues to improve the appearance and
physical conditions of the City owned and operated parking facilities, we are
focusing on the disabled parking environment within each facility. The
guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act states that one in
every four spaces, but not less than one, must be designated as van accessible.
Additionally, the vertical clearance of each garage must be equivalent to 114
inches (9.5 feet). Unfortunately, several of the older designed garages only
offer a 6' 8" clearance. In such cases, we are unable to offer van accessible
spaces and therefore must offer an equivalent solution in a nearby surface lot
or on-street space. Please be advised that the following garages do offer an
appropriate height for van accessible parking spaces: South Regional Garage,
William F. Poe Garage, and the Fernando Noriega Jr./Palm Avenue Garage. If a
driver with a disability requires assistance, or qualifies for the Florida Toll
Exemption, a call button and phone number are available at each garage location.
Call buttons are located on each Central Pay Station device and on each ExpressParc Exit Station device.
Please contact the County tax collector's office to obtain a disabled placard or tag.