Sec. 14-287. Parking for the physically disabled.
(a) No person shall park a motor vehicle in any parking area located on any parking lot, drive-in, street or private way which has been designated for physically disabled parking, unless said motor vehicle so parked has attached to it and prominently displayed on it, a sticker, placard or license plate issued by the Missouri Department of Revenue pursuant to RSMo 301.142 or 301.071 or the appropriate state licensing agency of another state or province, prominently displaying thereon the universal handicap symbol.
(b) The parking spaces established and designated pursuant to this section shall be reserved for physically disabled persons for the parking of motor vehicles or other type vehicles on a twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) day per week basis.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person other than a physically disabled person to park or cause to be parked any motor vehicle or other type of vehicle in those parking spaces designated as reserved for the parking of vehicles by physically disabled persons.
(d) The city clerk/administrator may designate parking spaces for vehicles referred to in subsection (a) upon public streets of the city and in public off-street parking facilities so long as such designated parking space does not impede the flow of traffic along such public street or off-street parking facility. When so designated, the space shall be indicated by a sign upon which shall be the international symbol of accessibility in white on a blue background and may also include appropriate words indicating the exclusive use.
(e) Spaces for vehicles referred to in subsection (a) must provide sufficient space or be open on one or both sides so as to not impede the free ingress and egress of the disabled person.
(f) Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine of eighty-five dollars ($85.00) plus court costs.
(g) Vehicle owners are required to notify the city of the renewal certification of the sticker, placard or license plate issued by the Missouri Department of Revenue or the appropriate state license agency of another state or province by October 15 of each year such renewal is required in order to maintain a reserved handicapped parking space pursuant to this section.
(Code 1969, § 22-39; Ord. No. 2745, § 1, 7-15-85; Ord. No. 3230, § 1, 7-6-92; Ord. No. 3467, §§ 1, 2, 2-5-96; Ord. No. 3554, § 2, 7-21-97; Ord. No. 3667, § 2, 10-4-99; Ord. No. 3910, § 1, 10-20-03)
State law references: Physically disabled parking, RSMo §§ 304.142, 304.143.