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Disability Parking

Disability Parking - blue-domed parking meters denoting reserved parking spaces for disabled motorists

The District has several programs intended to ensure on-street parking is accessible to residents and visitors with disabilities.

Reserved On Street Parking for Residents with Disabilities

Residents with disabilities who live in single family dwellings and meet certain other requirements can apply to have an on-street parking space reserved for them.

To get more information on this program and to apply for a reserved space, please contact the DDOT Parking Team

ADA Accessible Meters and Spaces for Persons with Disabilities

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is currently designating up to one ADA-accessible parking meter for every block face that is governed by parking meter equipment. These meters are specifically marked in a manner that easily identifies them as being accessible for persons with disabilities. 

On-street metered and non-metered parking spaces for persons with disabilities shall mean a parking space that meets the standards set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines of the United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (commonly referred to as the United States Access Board), and comply with any applicable regulations of the Department of Justice, regarding the following:

1. Demarcation of the parking space;
2. Accessible meter hardware and payment technology;
3. Infrastructure placement; and 
4. Pedestrian access route; and
5. Unless a more stringent standard is established by the United States Access Board or applicable regulations of the Department of Justice:
a. Be located adjacent to, or within, 100 feet of a curb cut, access ramp, or driveway; and 
b. Indicate by signage affixed to a sign post or a decal on the meter that the space is reserved for the exclusive use of persons with disabilities.

Disability Parking Permits and Tags

Disability parking permits, placards and vehicle tags are offered by the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Application for Disability Parking Placard or Tags (DMV)

Related Information

Parking Decals and Permits for Vehicles Used by Persons with Disabilities (DMV)

Related Service

MetroAccess - The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is an independent organization. This website link is made available as a public service.

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