§ 72.29  PARKING FOR PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES.
   (A)   The Board of Public Works & Safety is hereby authorized to establish parking spaces for people with physical disabilities within the public rights-of-way, parking lots, and parking garages owned, operated, or controlled by the city, now or hereafter, as required by law. Designation of a parking space for people with physical disabilities shall conform to any applicable state or federal standard governing such a space and shall be made with appropriate paintings and/or signs which shall conform to the Uniform Traffic Code relating to such signage.
   (B)   No person shall cause to be parked within a designated parking place for a person with physical disabilities in any public or private right-of-way, parking lot, parking garage, or parking facility a vehicle which is not occupied or driven by a person who is disabled as that term is defined by the state and who has an appropriate license, permit, or other device issued by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles confirming such designation. A person parked in a designated parking place for a disabled person shall display the following:
      (1)   A parking placard for a person with a physical disability issued under IC 9-14-5 (before its repeal) or IC 9-18.5-8.
      (2)   A disabled veteran's registration plate issued under IC 9-18-18 (before its expiration) or IC 9-18.5-5 or a modified Purple Heart license plate under IC 9-18-19-1(b) (before its expiration) or IC 9-18.5-6-1(b).
      (3)   A registration plate or decal for a person with a physical disability issued under IC 9-18-22 (before its expiration) or IC 9-18.5-8.
   (C)   A motor vehicle displaying an unexpired parking permit for a person with a physical disability, an unexpired disabled veteran's registration plate, or an unexpired registration plate or decal for a person with a physical disability issued under the laws of another state may only stand or park in a space reserved for a person with a physical disability when the vehicle is being used to transport a person with a physical disability.
   (D)   Notwithstanding the provisions of division (B), any disabled person shall be entitled to use a parking space for people with physical disabilities as it has been so designated by the Board of Public Works and Safety. Should such an individual receive a ticket for improper parking as hereinafter provided, proof of their physical disability shall be deemed an absolute defense upon presentation of a letter or other document from a physician attesting to their disabled condition.
(Ord. 36-9-92, passed 9-15-92; Am. Ord. 67-09-21, passed 9-28-21)  Penalty, see § 70.99