- On-street parking spaces with the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol).
- Next to a blue curb authorized for disabled parking.
- At any regular ON-STREET parking space without regards to the posted time limit.
- Next to “limited time” green curbs.
- For free at any on-street metered parking space.
- In an area that indicates it requires a resident permit.
- Vehicles may not park in the crosshatched pattern located next to a space displaying the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol). The crosshatched sections of these spaces are for wheelchair and wheelchair lift access.
- Vehicles may not park next to red curbs, which indicate no stopping, standing or parking.
- Vehicles may not park next to yellow curbs, which are for commercial vehicles to load and unload passengers or freight.
- Vehicles may not park next to white curbs, which are for loading and unloading passengers, or depositing mail in an adjacent mailbox, for longer than the 3 minutes.
- DP parking spaces are available in all off-street parking lots and garages. However, patrons who choose to park in these facilities are obligated to pay any applicable parking rates. This applies to both private and public off-street parking garages and parking lots. California Vehicle Code privileges for free parking with DP placards and license plates only apply to on-street parking.
- The City of Monterey does offer persons with a valid DP placard or license plate a 50% discount of the posted parking rate at the Cannery Row Garage, Downtown West Garage and Waterfront Attendant Parking Lot.
- For privately owned off-street garages and parking lots which do not charge fees, vehicles with DP placards must abide by any posted ordinances or restrictions for those facilities.
- 72 Hour Parking Limit: Vehicles are not allowed to park on the street, off-street parking lots and garages, in the same location, for more than 72 hours per Monterey City Code 20-72
- Failure to Display Placard: If you receive a citation and can prove that you had a valid disabled placard that was not displayed at the time you parked your vehicle, you may have the citation waived for an administrative fee of $10.00.
Disabled Placard Abuse
It is illegal to:
- Lend your DP placard to another person. DP placards are not transferable
- Forge a physician’s signature to obtain a DP placard
- Use someone else’s DP placard
- Possess or display a counterfeit placard
- Provide false information to obtain a placard
- Alter a placard or a placard identification card