Misuse of Parking Spaces Reserved for the Disabled
It is illegal to do any of the following:
· Park, even for a few minutes, in a space marked for the use of persons with disabilities, if you do not display the required valid accessible parking permit.
· Use an accessible parking permit when you are not entitled to the permit or use an invalid accessible parking permit. This includes using a permit that has been altered, photocopied, reproduced, mutilated, reported lost or stolen, or is not clearly readable.
· Park on the diagonal stripes next to an accessible parking space, even if you hold an accessible parking permit. Persons with disabilities use this access aisle to enter and exit their vehicles.
· Block an accessible parking space or access area next to a disabled parking space with a vehicle or an object.
A person violating the disabled parking law is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than $500 nor more than $1000 or imprisoned for not more than 30 days for each offense.