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Disability Placard/Permit/Tag Resourceful Information

Disability parking placards, permits or tags from DC or any state allow you to:

  • Park in any parking space designated for a disabled person
  • Park for double the posted time in any metered spaces (unless prohibited by DDOT's Red Top Meter Program)

Disability parking privileges DO NOT allow you to stop, stand or park in the following areas:

  • Where parking is prohibited
  • In spaces reserved for other special types of vehicles
  • Where it would clearly present a traffic hazard

Note: Parking privileges may vary by jurisdiction. Private parking facilities, such as airport parking lots, may restrict the time and parking for vehicles displaying disability parking placards or permits or tags.

For more information regarding disability rights, please visit the DC Office of Disability Rights (ODR) website or read the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) overview.

For information regarding recent regulation changes in District parking for persons with disabilities, please visit DDOT's website.

Violations and Penalties

Remember, it is unlawful to:

  • Park in a space reserved for disabled individuals without displaying your disability placard, permit or tag
  • Allow anyone to use your placard, permit, or tag unless that person is transporting you
  • Create or use a counterfeit copy of a disability parking placard, permit or vehicle tag
  • Alter a disability parking placard/permit or vehicle tags
  • Make a false statement about a disability in order to obtain or assist someone else in obtaining a disability parking placard, permit or vehicle tag

Violations of these regulations could result in fines and/or imprisonment or the revocation of your disability parking privileges.