In order to improve parking accessibility and reduce the fraudulent use of disabled placards, the City of Palmdale actively enforces State regulations that require individuals to carry the DMV identification card issued with their disabled placard.
Drivers may be asked to verify the identification card information to help parking enforcement officers deter the problem of disabled placard abuse.
If an individual fails to provide the required identification card, the disabled placard will be confiscated by parking enforcement and a $463 parking fine will be issued for misuse.
Motorists who receive a parking citation for not displaying their disabled placard may have the penalty reduced to a $25 administrative fee by presenting the correct DMV identification to the City’s Parking Enforcement office within 21 days.
Motorists who receive a parking citation for misuse and have a placard confiscated may contest the citation to the City’s Parking Enforcement office within 21 days.
If the citation is not contested, the registered owner of the vehicle is liable for the original fine, and the placard will be reported as fraudulent and removed from circulation.
Should you need to have your DMV-issued disabled person identification card reissued to be in compliance with State law, please fill out the following form and return it to the address below.
DMV Disabled Placard Application
Department of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 942869, Mail Station E-169
Sacramento, California 94269-0001
A vehicle displaying a valid Disabled Person placard or license plate may park:
- In parking spaces with the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol).
- Next to a blue curb authorized for persons with disabilities parking.
- Next to a green curb without restrictions to time limits.
- In an on street metered parking space at no charge.
- On a street that indicates it requires a residential or preferential parking permit.
More information on disabled person placards/plates can be found on the DMV website.