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ADA Checklists: (Parking & Existing Facilities)

ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities (pdf)

Priority 1 – Approach & Entrance:  

FL-Parking-Checklist-Updated-2022 (pdf)

1.2     Parking

1.13   Exterior Accessible Route

1.19   Curb Ramps

1.25   Ramps

ADA checklist Priority 1 (pdf)

2.1     Interior Accessible Route

2.10   Ramps

2.22   Elevators

2.32   Platform Lifts

2.38   Signs

2.40   Interior Doors

ADA Checklist Priority 2 (pdf)

2.47   Rooms and Spaces (stores, supermarkets, libraries, etc.)

2.50   Controls (light switches, security and intercom systems,

emergency/alarm boxes, etc. 2.50

2.52   Seating: Assembly Areas (theaters, auditoriums, stadiums, theater

style classrooms, etc.)

2.64   Seating: At dining surfaces (restaurants, cafeterias, bars, etc.) and

non-employee work surfaces (libraries, conference rooms, etc.)

2.68   Seating: General – (reception areas, waiting rooms, etc.)

2.69   Benches: (In locker rooms, dressing rooms, fitting rooms)

2.71   Check- Out Aisles – supermarket, large retail stores, etc.

2.76   Sales & Service Counters – banks, stores, dry cleaners, auto repair

shops, fitness clubs, etc.

2.81  Food Service Lines – in cafeterias, salad bars, eat-in fast food

establishments, etc.

Priority 3 – Toilet Rooms & Priority 4 – Additional Access (pdf)

3.1     Toilet Rooms

3.4     Accessible Route

3.5     Signs at Toilet Rooms

3.6     Entrances

3.16   In the toilet Room

3.21   Lavatories

3.28   Soap Dispensers and Hand Dryers

3.30   Water Closets in Single-User Toilet Rooms and Compartments (Stalls)

3.41   Toilet Compartments (Stalls)

4.1     Drinking Fountains

4.10   Public Telephones

4.20   Fire Alarm Systems


Disabled Parking Sign What You Need to Know About ADA Compliant Parking

Florida Statute (F.S.) 553.5041, entitled “Parking spaces for persons who have disabilities”, is the State standard for parking spaces provided for people with disabilities. All handicap parking spaces must be located closest to your building entrance and clearly marked with the “handicap symbol of accessibility”.

Signed into law in July 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) affects every property owner. Regardless of company size, all businesses must now have the proper amount of handicapped-accessible parking spaces.

Each accessible parking space must be posted a permanent above-grade sign bearing the international symbol of accessibility and with the caption “PARKING BY DISABLED PERMIT ONLY”.

The term “Grandfathered In” does not apply to handicap parking.

Curb ramps must be located outside of handicap parking spaces and access aisles.

The accessible route must lead from the handicapped parking space to an accessible entrance.

Handicapped parking spaces are made available to make life a bit more livable for people requiring small concessions for accessibility’s sake. All businesses and privately-owned facilities that provide goods or services to the public are responsible for complying with city, state, and federal laws in regard to accessible parking.

A parking lot is one of the first things noticed by customers, clients, and visitors entering a facility. The color contrast of a newly striped handicap parking space and in compliance with the laws is attractive and is a good indication that the property owner emphasizes maintenance and safety for customers with disabilities. A well-marked handicap parking space directs people safely around the parking area.

The CIL of Northwest Florida, Inc. wants to help.

We are here to assist business owners to comply with local, state, and federal guidelines conveniently and available in this portal for your use.

Disabled Tax Credit (Form 8826 – IRS)

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