Proper display and use of disabled person parking permit

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between March 29, 2022 and April 4, 2022.

March 29, 2022

Florida Poly Police Department will be closely monitoring disabled parking spaces to ensure placards are visible and the person issued the placard is present. Below is general information from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles concerning disabled parking permits.

  • Must only be used by the permit holder. The permit holder must have their Florida driver license or ID card on-hand when using the permit.
  • Must be hung from the rearview mirror, with the permit number visible from the front of the vehicle, when the vehicle is parked. The permit should not hang from the rearview mirror when the vehicle is in motion.
  • Must have a valid, yellow registration decal attached to both sides of the permit.
  • Must display on one side, the permit holder’s driver license or ID card number, or the authorized organization’s FEID number.
  • Anyone who obtains or uses a disabled person parking permit that does not belong to them can be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by a 1,000 fine or up to six months in jail.
  • Improper use of the permit costs twice the fee of a disabled parking violation.
  • Permit holders may not loan their permits to family members. It does not matter if you are running an errand for the person with a disability. If the person with a disability is not present, the fine is $1,000.

For more information, contact the Office of Parking and Transportation.