(a)   (1)   No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any parking place, whether on public or private property, specifically designated for the physically handicapped by means of a sign displaying the international symbol of access (wheelchair symbol), unless:
         A.   Such vehicle is being operated by or for the transportation of a person with a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk or who is handicapped; and
         B.   Such vehicle is displaying special license plates, a number decal, tag, card or placard issued pursuant to Ohio R.C. 4503.44.
      (2)   Public parking spaces reserved for the physically handicapped are described in Section 410.12.  A person parking a vehicle in a parking space described in such section shall be subject to all time limitations and other restrictions applicable to that space.
   (b)   (1)   Each handicapped parking space, whether on public or private property, shall be designated through the posting of an elevated sign, whether permanently affixed or movable, imprinted with the international symbol of access (wheelchair symbol) and shall be reasonably close to exists, entrances, elevators and ramps.  All elevated signs posted in accordance with this section shall be mounted on a fixed or movable post, and the distance from the ground to the top edge of the sign shall measure five feet.
      (2)   Each new or replacement sign designating a special disabled parking location after October 14, 1999, shall have affixed to its surface or next to it a notice of the fines provided for herein for a violation of this section.
(Ord. 00-112.  Passed 9-20-00; Ord. 06-152.  Passed 12-20-06.)