District stops enforcement of parking meters for disabled drivers

WASHINGTON – The District Department of Transportation is changing how it enforces disabled parking meters.

Based on the 90-day emergency legislation passed by D.C. Council on Tuesday, March 20, the District Department of Transportation has temporarily stopped enforcement for the Red Top Meter program.

Effective Wednesday, the following enforcement protocol will be followed by DDOT and the Department of Public Works (DPW):

  • Vehicles displaying a valid disability placard or license plate may park at all meters without paying. These motorists may park for up to twice the amount of time allowed by the meter.
  • Even vehicles displaying disability placards or plates are not permitted to park in metered spaces indefinitely and may be ticketed for exceeding the applicable time limit (twice the time for that block face).
  • Motorists that do not display a valid disability placard or license tags may park at any metered space, including Red Top meters, provided they pay the established meter rate.

For additional information about parking for persons with disabilities please contact the DDOT customer service line at 202-673-6813.

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