Attention Business Owners
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section
ADA Business Brief:
Accessible Parking Spaces- Fact
When a business re-stripes a parking lot, it must provide accessible parking spaces as required by the ADA Standards
for Accessible Design.
Did you Know…
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 re-striping
is relatively inexpensive, it
is readily achievable in most cases.
| Accessible Spaces Required|
|Total Parking Lot Spaces
||Minimum number of Accessible Spaces Required|
|1 to 25
|26 to 50
|51 to 75
|76 to 100
|101 to 150
|151 to 200
|201 to 300
|301 to 400
|401 to 500
|501 to 1,000
||2% of total|
|More than 1,000
||20 plus 1 for every 100 over 1,000|
Car parking spaces shall be 96 inches wide minimum and van parking spaces shall be 132 inches wide minimum.
All accessible stalls must have a minimum 60" wide access aisle. Van parking spaces shall be permitted to be
96 inches wide minimum where the access aisle is 96 inches wide minimum.
For more information on ADA requirements, including ADA stall requirements or signage requirements, give us
a call or visit the ADA website.