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Parking spaces provided by governmental agencies for certain disabled persons:
(A) Each state agency and political subdivision having jurisdiction over street parking or publicly-owned and operated parking facilities shall provide a minimum number of specially designed and marked motor vehicle parking spaces for the exclusive use of those severely physically disabled individuals with permanent mobility problems which substantially impair their ability to ambulate who have been issued an exemption entitlement parking permit pursuant to F.S. § 320.0848.
(B) Such parking spaces shall be designed and located as follows:
(1) All spaces shall have accessible thereto a curb ramp or curb out, when necessary to allow access to the building served, and shall be located so that users will not be compelled to wheel behind parked vehicles.
(2) Diagonal or perpendicular parking spaces shall be a minimum of 12 feet wide.
(3) Parallel parking spaces shall be located either at the beginning or end of a block or adjacent to alley entrances. Curbs adjacent to such spaces shall be of a height which will not interfere with the opening and closing of motor vehicle doors.
(C) Each such parking space shall be prominently outlined with paint and posted with a permanent sign of a color and design approved by the State Department of Transportation, bearing the internationally accepted wheelchair symbol and the caption “PARKING BY DISABLED PERMIT ONLY,” with the fine for violating this section so noted on the sign.
(D) (1) It is unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a vehicle within any such specially designated and marked parking space provided in accordance with this section unless such vehicle displays a parking permit issued pursuant to F.S. § 320.0848, and such vehicle is transporting a person eligible for the parking permit.
(2) Whenever a law enforcement officer or a parking enforcement specialist finds a vehicle in violation of this section, that officer shall charge the operator or other person in charge of the vehicle in violation with a parking infraction, punishable as provided in § 72.999. However, any person who is chauffeuring a disabled person shall be allowed, without need for an identification parking permit, momentary parking in any such parking space for the purpose of loading or unloading such disabled person. No penalty shall be imposed upon the driver for such momentary parking.
('72 Code, § 34-36(a)) (Ord. O-79-13, passed 3-7-79; Am. Ord. O-83-51, passed 9-21-83) Penalty, see § 72.999