Accessible Parking

Information about accessible parking.

About Accessible Parking

CNM strongly supports the provision of designated parking spaces within reasonable distance to the College's facilities for individuals with mobility impairment.

Blue striped areas between accessible parking spaces are designed to provide adequate room to maneuver in and out of your vehicles without obstruction.

CNM honors current state issued placards and license plates in accordance with ADA and New Mexico State Law.

Failure to properly display a current, valid state issued parking permit may result in parking citations and/or the vehicle being towed at the owner's expense.

Illegal Use

Illegal use of a placard, including unauthorized users displaying the placard, will result in the placard being confiscated by Parking Services. All confiscated placards will be mailed to Motor Vehicle Division in Santa Fe.

Please contact the Parking Services Director for more information on the illegal use of handicap placards and CNM's Accessible parking policy.

State-Issued Disabled Placards

Vehicles displaying state issued permits, placards and license plates may park in open lots with accessible parking spaces.

We also recommend you obtain a General Permit which can assist us in locating you in the event of an emergency.

Accessible spaces operate on a first come first served basis. If there are no spaces available, you may park in any general or paid parking space on any CNM campus if you are displaying your state-issued disabled placard. 

Disabled Veterans

Disabled Veterans who have a specialty plate can park in accessible parking spaces only if their license plate displays the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA) (wheelchair symbol) or if they have a placard.

The DV plate without the ISA is not valid to park in a handicap space unless there is also a handicap placard properly displayed. DV plates without the wheel chair symbol are treated as a regular license plate and must display a CNM permit.  

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