ADA Accessible Parking
The City of Hot Springs is committed to providing access to all public places to all individuals. In doing so, the City promotes and enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.
Accessible Parking Spaces
When a business restripes a parking lot, it must provide accessible parking spaces as required by the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
In addition, businesses or privately owned facilities that provide goods or services to the public have a continuing ADA obligation to remove barriers to access in existing parking lots when it is readily achievable to do so. Because restriping is relatively inexpensive, it is readily achievable in most cases.
The ADA Business Brief provides key information about how to create accessible car and van spaces and how many spaces to provide when parking lots are restriped.
Accessible Parking Spaces for Cars
Accessible parking spaces for cars have at least a 60-inch-wide access aisle located adjacent to the designated parking space. The access aisle is just wide enough to permit a person using a wheelchair to enter or exit the car. These parking spaces are identified with a sign and located on level ground.
Van-Accessible Parking Spaces
- a wider access aisle (96”) to accommodate a wheelchair lift;
- vertical clearance to accommodate van height at the van parking space, the adjacent access aisle, and on the vehicular route to and from the van-accessible space, and
- an additional sign that identifies the parking spaces as “van accessible."
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Misuse of Parking Complaint Report
Under Act 1003 of 2017, the Arkansas General Assembly established a mechanism for a person to report the suspected misuse of a disabled license plate, disabled placard, or a disabled parking space to the Office of Motor Vehicle of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.
Complaint must be based on fact rather than suspicion. Please remember not all disabilities are apparent nor does every individual with a disability use a mobility device such as a cane, walker, scooter or wheelchair. Never confront any person you think may be abusing the program. If the situation requires immediate attention, please contact your local police department. For more information, call 1-866-NOPARK5.
*Arkansas law restricts use of van accessible parking spaces to registered vans