Accessibility in St. Pete

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St. Pete Supports Accessibility

The City of St. Petersburg has a long commitment to the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In 1972, before the ADA was signed, the City of St. Petersburg created the Committee for Assistance to the Physically Impaired, and in 1995 the City established the Committee to Advocate for Persons with Impairments (CAPI). CAPI ensures that the City’s programs, services and activities are accessible for people with disabilities. All City of St. Petersburg departments and agencies work to ensure accessibility and welcome participation by people with disabilities in all of their programs and services. 

Accessibility Aids, Services, and Programs

The City is committed to making St. Pete accessible to all residents and visitors, and provides auxiliary aids, services, and programs, as routine or upon request. The City also facilitates providing accessibility aids and services to groups who request them in an effort to encourage inclusive and accessible organizations, businesses, and events. For inquiries, contact the ADA Coordinator at 727-893-7229 or lendel.bright@stpete.org

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Parking & Transportation 

Transportation barriers can present huge challenges to people with disabilities. The City of St. Pete strives to offer accessible parking and transportation so that people with disabilities can safely and comfortably get around the city. For more information about parking, transportation, and getting around in St. Pete, visit the main Parking & Transportation page. 

To report a vehicle, within the city of St. Pete, that is parked in an accessible spot without the proper disabled parking placard/license plate displayed, call the non-emergency phone number to the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780. Once reported, someone from the Police Department or Volunteer Road Patrol and Parking Enforcement Specialist Unit will be sent to investigate.

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Parks & Recreation

The City of St. Petersburg supports accessible recreation and there are many resources and public areas throughout the city that allow for inclusion and enjoyment of local recreational activities.

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Feedback

The City of St. Petersburg is committed to providing prompt and equitable resolution of Title II problems. In most cases, the ADA Coordinator can resolve problems and concerns quickly and informally. When that is not possible, an internal grievance procedure has been established. The ADA Coordinator is responsible for investigating and resolving those complaints. In addition to the internal grievance procedure, individuals may file an administrative complaint with a designated federal agency or with the Department of Justice and have the right to file a private lawsuit for injunctive relief and damages. 

Accommodation Request Form     ADA Discrimination Complaint Form

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