Handicap Parking Rules
|Use of someone else's permit (including relative).
||Valid permit hung on the rearview mirror.
|Parking in access aisles (striped area). The fine for this violation is $255, even with a permit.
||Permit hung so expiration date can be seen.
|Use of an expired permit.
||Vehicle properly parked in a disabled space.
|Placement of a permit on dashboard with expiration date covered up.
Valid Handicap Parking Permits & License Tags
Must be properly displayed and only used when vehicle is transporting person to whom the displayed permit is issued. If the permit holder is not exiting the vehicle, then the permit may not be used.
On-Street Metered Parking
As per Florida law 316.1964, drivers of vehicles displaying a disabled parking permit or license plate are allowed to park for free up to four (4) hours in any on-street metered space, unless signage posted restricts the time to park. For example, if the signage establishes a three-hour time limit, then the driver is allowed to park for a maximum of three hours. After the time limit expires, the driver must deposit money into the parking meter or move the vehicle from the parking space.
Facility / Garage Parking
In the public parking garages, all drivers must pay to park. Drivers of vehicles with specialized equipment such as a ramp, lift, or foot or hand controls or displaying the Florida Toll Exemption Permit (see picture below), or displaying the “DV” license plate (see picture below) are exempt from parking fees in the parking garages.
For information on obtaining/renewing a disabled parking permit, please visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.