FAQs

Accessible Parking

How do I go about getting an accessible parking space installed on the street adjacent to my house?

Call the Public Works Department, Traffic Division (319-286-5176) and request an on-street accessible parking space in front of your home. You will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number, and Persons with Disabilities Parking Permit number.

How much does it cost to have an accessible parking space installed?
The cost for 2 accessible parking signs on steel posts is $100.00

The previous owner of my home had a disability and had an accessible parking space on the street adjacent to my house. Can I have it removed?
Yes.  Call the Public Works Department and request for the removal of the parking space.  You must prove your residency at that location prior to approval. 
Is there a cost to have an accessible parking sign removed?
No.  The City of Cedar Rapids will come remove the signs at no charge to the requestor upon verification that the signs are no longer needed.
How do I get a Persons with Disabilities Parking Permit?
Visit the Iowa DOT's "Iowa's Persons with Disabilities Parking Law" page:http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ovs/disabled.htm
What is the fine for parking in a disabled parking space without a permit or with an expired permit?
$200
 
In 2010, Senate File 2378 Section 18.1.c approved an increase in fines in Iowa Code Section 805A, Section 1c (which states the fines for violating sections 321L.2A subsection 3, 321L.3, and 321L.4 subsection 2, and 321L.7 of the Iowa Code) from $100 to $200

Senate File 2378
Can I get fined if I park in a disabled parking space using a family member's permit if he/she is not with me?
Yes.  Iowa Code Section 321L.4 describes the use of a persons with disabilities permit by an operator of a vehicle displaying a persons with disabilities parking permit but not being used by a person issued a permit or being transported in accordance with section 321L.2, subsection 1, paragraph "b" constitutes improper use of a persons with disabilities parking permit, which is a misdemeanor for which a scheduled fine shall be imposed upon the owner, operator, or lessee of the vehicle or the person to whom the persons with disabilities parking permit is issued.  The scheduled fine for each violation shall be as established in section 805.8A, subsection 1, paragraph "c", which is currently $200.

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