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16.20.640 Disabled Person Placard – Metered Districts.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 166575, 170923, 179141, 181507, 181914, 182345, 182935, 184628, 185036, 185785, 186096, 186394 and 186575, effective July 1, 2014.) 

A.  A vehicle with an official State-issued disabled person registration plate, placard, permit or decal, must adhere to all applicable meter regulations, including payment, and may park:

1.  In any space designated for a vehicle with a disabled person parking placard with a designated time limit of 1 hour, 90 minutes, or 2 hours, a person must pay for the time parked if under the maximum meter time limit, or pay up to the maximum meter time limit allowed and the vehicle may remain parked in that space for up to 3 hours;

2.   In any metered space with a designated time limit of 1 hour, 90 minutes, or 2 hours, a person must pay for the time parked if under the maximum meter limit, or pay up to the maximum meter time limit allowed and the vehicle may remain parked in that space for up to 3 hours;

3.  In any metered space with a designated time limit less than 1 hour, a person must pay for the time parked if under the meter time limit, or pay up to the maximum meter time limit allowed and the vehicle may remain parked in that space for up to the maximum meter time limit; or 

4.  In any metered space with a designated time limit of 3 hours or longer a person must pay for the time parked if under the maximum meter time limit, or pay up to the maximum meter time limit allowed, and the vehicle may remain parked in that space for up to the maximum meter time limit.

B.  Use of invalid disabled person parking permit; penalty.

1.  A person commits the offense of use of an invalid disabled person parking permit if the person uses a permit that is not a valid permit from another jurisdiction, and that:

a.  Has been previously reported as lost or stolen;

b.  Has been altered;

c.  Was issued to a person who is deceased at the time of the   citation;

d.  Has not been issued under ORS 811.602;

e.  Is a photocopy or other reproduction of a permit, regardless of the permit status; or

f.  Is mutilated or illegible.

C.  Unlawful use of disabled person parking permit; penalty.

1.  A person commits the offense of unlawful use of a disabled person parking permit if the person:

a.  Is not a person with a disability and is not transporting the holder of a disabled person parking permit to or from the parking location; and

b.  Uses a disabled person parking permit described under ORS 811.602 OR 811.606 to exercise any privileges granted under ORS 811.635.

D.  Misuse of program placard; penalty.

1.  A person commits the offense of misuse of a program placard if   the person:

a.  Is the driver of a vehicle that is being used as part of a program for the transportation of persons with disabilities; and

b.  Uses a program placard described under ORS 811.607 for any purpose other than exercising privileges granted under ORS 811.637.