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      Disabled Parking Rules in California

      Do I have to pay meter fees when displaying a disability plate or disability placard in California?

      Once you have a valid DP placard or DP License Plates, you may park: In parking spaces with the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol). Next to a blue curb authorized for persons with disabilities parking. Next to a green curb (green curbs indicate limited time parking) for as long as you wish. In an on-street metered parking space at no charge. In an area that indicates it requires a resident or merchant permit. In addition to parking privileges, service stations must refuel a disabled person’s vehicle at self-service rates unless the service facility has only one employee on duty.
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        DO NOT:

      • Don't drive while your placard is hung from your rearview mirrow.
      • Don't let anyone use your placard. The abuse of your disabled placard can be punishable.
      • Don't park in a cross-hatch area. Those are reserved for van ramp/lift access.
      • Don't use your disabled placard or plate if you're not entering or exiting the vehicle.
      • Don't use your disabled placard in a vehicle that weighs more than 10,000 pounds.
      • Don't continue to use your placard after it has expired.

      • Display your placard hanging from your rearview mirror when you park in a disabled parking area.
      • You may use your privacy sleeve to cover personal information, but you have to remove it if requested by law enforcement.
      • Park in a designated space when you need to exit the car.
      • Lock your vehicle and close the windows when using your disabled placard.
      • Obey all parking rules and regulations.
      • Return your parking placard to the RMV's Medical Affairs once it is expired and/or cancelled.


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