Austin Transportation Department, in partnership with the Austin Police Department, provides the opportunity for volunteers to assist in addressing illegally parked vehicles in designated accessible parking spaces. Through volunteering with the Accessible Parking Enforcement Program, volunteers will help ensure accessible parking is available for those who need to legally utilize accessible parking spaces. After receiving training, volunteers will be able to issue citations and warnings to motorists illegally parked in designated accessible parking spaces and will educate the community on the importance of keeping these spaces open for those who are legally entitled to use them.

View an interactive map of accessible parking options in and around downtown Austin. Features include:

  • Marked ADA spaces
  • Marked ADA parking zones
  • Available curb ramps for accessibility
  • Surface lots and garage parking
  • Entrances and exits to surface lots and garage parking

 

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Application Process

To apply to become a deputized Accessible Parking Enforcement Program volunteer, fill out the form linked below. Once an application has been reviewed, applicants will be contacted by an Accessible Parking Program staff member who will provide information about the mandatory training session. At the training session, information for each applicant will be collected for a mandatory background check. Once an applicant's background check has been performed, an Accessible Parking Program staff  member will contact the applicant to inform them of their acceptance or denial into the program. 

If you need assistance with printing and mailing an application, please call (512) 974-1558. 

Training Calendar

Volunteers must submit an application form three days prior to the training session in order to attend.

Date: To Be Determined
Time: 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Place: City Hall
(301 W. 2nd St.)

Report violations to 3-1-1

Want to help keep designated accessible parking spaces open for those who need them? You can report accessible  parking violations by submitting a service request through the Austin 3-1-1 mobile app! By reporting violations to 3-1-1, you can help our volunteers locate violators illegally parked in designated accessible spaces. You can even snap a picture to include with your request. Download the app by going to Google Play or the App Store and searching Austin 311.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the Accessible Parking Enforcement Program, please email the Accessible Parking Enforcement Program team at accessibleparkingvol@austintexas.gov or call (512) 974-1558.