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16.20.641 Disabled Person Placard – Non-Metered Regulated Parking Zone.

(Added by Ordinance No. 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 non-meter regulated parking zone regulations, and may park:

1.  In any non-metered regulated parking zone designated for a vehicle with a disabled person parking placard for any amount of time (subject to on-street storage regulations);

2.  In any non-metered regulated parking zone with a designated time limit of 30 minutes or more for any amount of time; or

3.  In any non-metered regulated parking zone with a designated time limit of less than 30 minutes for a period of time not to exceed the designated 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 parking permit to or from the parking location; and

b.  Uses a disabled 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.