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California

California

California has a Parking Permit scheme administered by the Department of Motor Vehicles


Parking spaces

 

Those reserved for a Parking Permit holder are marked with the wheelchair symbol.

 

Do not park if the space is marked with someone's name or a licence plate number.

 

Do not park on the striped area adjacent to a disabled person parking space – it is there to allow a wheelchair user access to and from the vehicle.

 

Where you may use your Parking Permit

 

California Parking Permit holder

You may use your Parking Permit in most states of the USA, and in many other countries around the world.

 

Look at the entry for the state or the country you intend visiting to see if your Parking Permit can be used.

 

Visitor to California

Visitor from another USA state – you may use your Parking Permit in California.

 

Visitor from abroad – you may use your Parking Permit in California.

 

 

Parking on roads

 

You may park:

  • In a parking space marked with the international wheelchair symbol.
  • Next to a blue curb (authorized parking for persons with disabilities)
  • Next to a green curb (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


You may not park:

  • In a parking space with a crosshatched marking and the international wheelchair symbol unless the placard holder needs wheelchair access (these spaces are reserved solely for wheelchair and wheelchair lift access)
  • Next to red curbs (no stopping, standing, or parking)
  • Next to yellow curbs (reserved for commercial vehicles to load and unload passengers or freight)
  • Next to white curbs (reserved for loading and unloading passengers or depositing mail in an adjacent mailbox)

 

Parking in car parks

 

You may park in a parking space marked with the international wheelchair symbol.

 

Parking concessions in car parks may vary - check the car park notices or ask an attendant.

Visitor to California – print and display this notice next to your Parking Card

 

Click here to print notice

   

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