(A)   Definitions.  For the purpose of this section the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   “PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.”  A person confined to a wheelchair; a person who uses braces or crutches; a person who because of the loss of a foot or leg or because of an arthritic, spastic, pulmonary, or cardiac condition, walks with difficulty or insecurity; a person who suffers from faulty coordination or palsy; a person who is so impaired that, functioning in a public area, he is insecure or exposed to danger; and a person whose mobility, flexibility, coordination, and perceptiveness are significantly reduced by aging or by temporary disability.
   “SPECIAL PARKING PERMIT.”  The permit bearing the universal symbol for persons with disabilities which is issued by the County Clerk and which is to be placed in a conspicuous place in any motor vehicle used to transport any persons with disabilities.
   (B)   Number of spaces required.  All owners of off-street parking facilities intended for public use shall have a number of level parking spaces as set forth in the following table, identified by above-grade signs and reserved for persons with disabilities.  Each reserved parking space shall be not less than 12 feet wide.
Total Parking Spaces in Lot
Required Number of Accessible Spaces
Up to    25
26 to    50
51 to    75
76 to  100
101 to  150
151 to  200
201 to  300
301 to  400
401 to  500
501 to 1000
2% of total
Over 1000
20 plus one for each 100 over 1000
   (C)   Location.  Parking spaces for persons with disabilities shall be located as close as possible to elevators, ramps, walkways, and entrances.  Parking spaces shall be located so that persons with disabilities are not compelled to wheel or walk behind parked cars to reach entrances, ramps, walkways, and elevators.
   (D)   Parking with permit for persons with disabilities.
      (1)   Any other provision to the contrary notwithstanding, a motor vehicle bearing a special parking permit for persons with disabilities when operated by persons with disabilities or when transporting persons with disabilities may be parked in a designated parking place for persons with disabilities, or when parked where any parking limit is imposed may be parked for two hours in excess of such parking limit.  Such motor vehicle may be parked in a loading zone for that period of time necessary to permit the entrance or exit of the persons with disabilities from the building, or the entrance or exit of the persons with disabilities from the parked vehicle, but in no circumstances longer than 30 minutes.
      (2)   This section shall neither permit parking in a no-stopping or no-parking zone nor, where parking is prohibited for the purpose of creating a fire lane or to accommodate heavy traffic during morning, afternoon, or evening hours, permit a motor vehicle to be parked in such a manner as to constitute a traffic hazard.
   (E)   Prohibited acts.
      (1)   No person shall make any false statement in an application for a special parking permit.  False application for such a permit shall constitute a violation of KRS 523.100.
      (2)   No person shall make, issue, or knowingly use any imitation or counterfeit of a special parking permit for the persons with disabilities.
      (3)   No person shall display or cause or permit to be displayed upon any vehicle such permit knowing it to be fictitious or issued for another person.
      (4)   No unauthorized person shall knowingly possess a special parking permit for persons with disabilities.
(Ord. 15-1984, passed 6-25-84; Am. Ord. 20-1984, passed 7-23-84)
   Penalty, see § 72.99
Statutory reference:
    Parking permits for persons with disabilities, see KRS 189.456