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Commonly Requested Information (By Topic)

Did you Know?

The Department of Justice operates a toll-free ADA Information Line and the ADA Web site to provide information and publications to the public about ADA.

800-514-0301 (voice)
800-514-0383 (TTY)

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General Services/Resources:

-- Blind
-- Deaf
-- Developmentally Disabled
-- Physically Disabled

Advocates for the Disabled - (602) 212-2606 

Contact Information (Questions/Complaints)




Fair Housing

Guide to Social Services - www.arizonaselfhelp.org


Interpreters / Translation Services


Legislation / Code Requirements


Scottsdale Accessible Parking Ordinance (pdf / 24 kb / 2pgs) -- Zoning Ordinance Article IX

Parking Enforcement, Accessible Spaces (pdf / 20 kb / 2pgs) -- City Code Chapter 17, Article 5

Striping Requirements (pdf / 58 kb / 1 pg)

Accessible Parking Space Signage (pdf / 129 kb / 1 pg)

  • Be sure your signs say "posted pursuant to Scottsdale City Code Sec 17-124." The old signs are no longer valid.
  • A sign is required at EACH space - painting on the pavement is not enough to make it a legally designated accessible space.

For more information on accessible parking requirements, call 480-312-7080 or e-mail tbarrs@scottsdaleaz.gov .


All plates and placards are issued by the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles - visit http://www.dot.state.az.us/mvd/vehicle/mvdplate.asp#PermDisability


ADAAG 4.1.2 and 4.6 -- ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) provides a table with the number of accessible parking spaces required dependent on the size of the lot. For example, only four percent of the spaces in a 100-space lot must be accessible. Certain facilities, however, are subject to higher requirements.

In addition to the general requirements for accessible automobile spaces, ADAAG requires that at least one of every eight accessible parking spaces have adequate adjacent space for a van lift to be deployed. Each such space must have a sign indicating that it is van-accessible, but it is not to be reserved exclusively for vans. Alternatively, "universal parking," in which all spaces can accommodate van widths, is permitted. If valet parking is provided, there must be an accessible passenger loading zone. 

Special Events

Special Events must comply with the ADA requirements for parking, signage, ticket booths and restrooms.


Recreation Opportunities


Questions? Call the ADA hotline at 480-312-4433 or e-mail ADA@ScottsdaleAZ.gov .