[Adopted 5-8-1979 by L.L. No. 8-1979; amended in its entirety 8-16-1994 by L.L. No. 15-1994 (Ch. 372, Art. III, of the 1985 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COUNTY PROPERTY
- All property owned by the County of Suffolk and all property under the jurisdiction of the County of Suffolk, including property owned by the County or leased by the County and property otherwise under the control of the County of Suffolk.
- RESERVED PARKING IDENTIFICATION CARD
- A card officially designated for the purpose, measuring approximately eight inches horizontally by five inches vertically, being appropriately numbered, bearing a facsimile of the Official Seal of Suffolk County and approved by the Suffolk County Administrative Judge, or his or her designee, as to form and design, issued to personnel of the Unified District Court System, Family Court, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, County Court or federal court system.
The Commissioner of the Department of Public Works shall, at all County-owned or -operated nonjudicial facilities, and the Suffolk County Administrative Judge shall, in the instance of County-owned property used for court purposes, designate and properly identify those spaces for the use of handicapped permit holders, spaces for the use of emergency vehicles, spaces for the use of individuals holding "Reserved Parking Identification Cards," and spaces in such areas as may be necessary to provide for the safety and protection of the facility and the persons using the facility. In addition, the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works or the Suffolk County Administrative Judge in the instance of County-owned property used for court purposes, as the case may be, shall designate other general areas in which no parking shall be permitted, for such purposes as loading and unloading areas or as may be required to properly service the particular facility.
Except as authorized by this article, the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works or the Suffolk County Administrative Judge in the instance of County-owned property used for court purposes, as the case may be, shall not designate any other reserved parking spaces and shall immediately undertake a program to remove all signs or other markings from the County-owned or County-operated facilities which appear to authorize such reserved parking spaces.
The operators and/or owners of vehicles which are parked in areas designated as either handicapped spaces or other restricted areas without proper permits or other identification shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to a fine of not more than $100.
A Suffolk County reserved parking identification card shall be properly displayed on any vehicle parked in a reserved parking space.
Any vehicle parked in a parking area space designated for court personnel without such reserved parking identification card shall be deemed to be in violation of this article, the owners of which vehicle shall be deemed jointly and severally liable for any penalty imposed hereunder.