Required Number of Parking Spaces
The number of parking spaces required by the ADA will depend on the overall number of spaces in your lot. Parking lots with less than 25 spaces must include at least one spot as a disabled car park.
ADA Compliant Parking Lot Signage
Each accessible space for disabled/handicapped persons must be marked with a sign at least 60 inches (5 feet) off the ground with the international accessibility symbol printed thereon.
Contrary to popular belief, painting of this symbol on the pavement is not legally required.
Further signage requirements may apply to your municipality.
At Asphalt Maintenance Inc., we are always familiar with local requirements so that you can be sure that your parking lot is ADA compliant and locally compliant.
ADA Parking Space Slope Requirements
Parking surfaces and access aisles in the accessible spaces must be firm, slip-resistant and level.
The ADA allows up to 1/48 inches of slope. Because their slope is greater than 1/48 of an inch, your curb ramps cannot extend into the access aisles or parking spaces.
These are just a few of the regulations and considerations regarding compliance with the ADA requirements for parking lots.
Who Regulates ADA Compliance?
There are several government agencies that regulate and enforce ADA Compliance such as the U.S Department of Labor, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S Department of Transportation, the U.S Department of Justice, as well as a variety of other government groups.