Code of Ordinances

Of Union County, Illinois.

24-6-4 Parking for The Handicapped

(A) Designated Parking.  Certain parking spaces within the confines of the County shall be designated for use by handicapped persons’ vehicles only and will be posted with appropriate signs to that effect.

(B) Use of Designated Handicapped Parking. The use of designated handicapped parking locations, duly posted and signed shall to that effect, be open to any vehicle which bears the appropriate handicapped Illinois Registration Plate issued by the Secretary of State for the State of Illinois, or a valid handicapped parking permit issued by another governmental agency or which bears a handicapped card furnished in accordance with Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 625; Section 5/11-1301.1, et. seq. furnished by the County.

(C) Application for Illinois Handicapped Registration Plate.    The issuance of an Illinois Handicapped Motor Vehicle Registration Plate shall be made with the Secretary of State of the State of Illinois at any facility provided and approved for that purpose by the Secretary of State. (See 625 ILCS Sec. 5/11-1301.2)

(D) Penalty.  Any vehicle parked in violation of this Article in a posted designated handicapped space which does not bear an Illinois Handicapped Registration Plate, or a valid handicapped parking permit issued by another governmental agency or a County Handicapped Registration Card will be ticketed and the vehicle will be removed in accordance with departmental policies and in accordance with Section 
5/11-1302, Chapter 625 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes
.  The registered owner of the vehicle, as ascertained by the registration plates of the vehicle, will be presumed to be in control of the vehicle and will be fined One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for violation of this Article. The same registered owner will be held liable for the cost of removal of the vehicle and must pay that cost, plus storage charges, if any, prior to the release of the vehicle.

(E) Handicapped Parking Areas.  Those places designated as “Handicapped Parking Spaces” are listed in Schedule “H”.

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