To receive a disabled persons parking spot, you must meet certain criteria.
Disabled Person Reserved Parking Criteria
- The disabled person must be eligible for, and have in their possession, an HCP, PD or DVHP license plate from the PA Department of Transportation for his/her vehicle.
- The driver of the vehicle need not be the disabled person as long as the driver resides in the household of the disabled person—i.e. spouse, parent. The state requirements allow for a person in the household other than the disabled person to apply because frequently the disabled person cannot drive. He or she may be a child or a person with a disability that prohibits them from driving, but a sign will only be granted if the disability is severe enough to warrant a space.
- The disabled person must be mobility impaired to the extent that ambulation is severely restricted.
- The street width in front of the residence must be adequate to allow parking.
- The individual cannot have an off street parking space available.
- The individual must be restricted by lung disease to such an extent that the person’s forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one liter or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 MM/HG on room air at rest.
- The individual must have a cardiac condition to the extent that the person’s functional limitations are classified in severity as Class IV according to the standards set by the American Heart Association.
- The parking width in front of the property must be at least 25 feet. If this is not the case, you should attempt to obtain the signature of the person who owns the adjacent property indicating that they have no objection to the installation of the Handicap zone.