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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 16 Vehicles and Tra Chapter 16.20 Public Right-of-Way Parking
16.20.645 Wheelchair User Disabled Person Parking Permit.

 

(Added by Ordinance No. 181507, effective January 1, 2008.)

 

A. A vehicle with a "Wheelchair User" placard or decal issued by a state Department of Motor Vehicles, while transporting a disabled person, or a vehicle while transporting a person with a "Wheelchair User" placard or decal, may park:

1. In any space designated for a vehicle with a "Wheelchair User" placard or decal for any amount of time (subject to on-street storage regulations);

 

2. In any metered or non-metered space with a designated time limit of 30 minutes or more for any amount of time without fee; or

 

3. In any metered or non-metered space with a designated time limit of less than 30 minutes for a period of time not to exceed the designated time limit with fee, if applicable, except in any space reserved for special types of vehicles or activities; e.g., truck loading zones, carpool zones, area parking permit areas.

B. A vehicle with a program placard issued under ORS 811.607 may park as provided under ORS 811.637.

1. Penalties:

a. Unlawful use: if a person is not a disabled person and is not transporting the holder of a "Wheelchair User" placard or decal to or from the parking location and the person uses a "Wheelchair User" placard or decal to exercise parking privileges under this Section, that person commits unlawful use under Oregon Revised Statutes.

 

b. Misuse: if a driver uses a "Wheelchair User" placard or decal for any purpose other than exercising the privileges granted, the driver commits permit misuse under Oregon Revised Statues.

C. A vehicle with a "Wheelchair User" placard or decal issued under ORS 811.602 through 811.637 or by the authority of another state with current Wheelchair User permit, may park as provided under ORS 811.637.

1. Penalties:

a. Invalid use of a "Wheelchair User" placard or decal occurs if:

(1) Driver uses a "Wheelchair User" placard or decal that has been previously reported lost or stolen,

 

(2) Has been altered, was issued to a person who is deceased at the time of the citation,

 

(3) Has not been issued under ORS 811.602, or by the authority of another state,

 

(4) Is a photocopy or other reproduction of a permit,

 

(5) The permit is displayed without the permit number and expiration date clearly displayed