Handicap parking space requirements are described in detail by The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Americans with Disabilities Act is an important law designed to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities. All businesses, public and private organizations must comply with these standards whether they are undergoing new construction or making alterations in design. Parking spaces are no exception to this law.
In brief, accessible parking spaces shall be clearly marked with high contrasting line striping meeting dimensional requirements as outlined by the ADA. Each space shall include an installed sign displaying the international symbol of accessibility and any special wording that may be required by the state.
Please note: a painted symbol on the ground is not a sign
The international symbol of accessibility is not required to be marked on the ground, However it better helps to identify the accessible parking space.
High contrasting markings for accessible parking spaces are required by law. Keeping markings updated and freshly striped, keeps your facility in compliance.
Each accessible parking space shall be identified by a handicap parking sign that meets several specific requirements. Trafix can assist you in bringing your facility up to compliance.