Town of Mansfield, MA
Bristol County
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No person shall park a motor vehicle, motorcycle or like means of transportation in a designated parking space that is reserved for vehicles owned and operated by disabled veterans or by handicapped persons unless said vehicle bears the distinctive number plates authorized by MGL c. 90, § 2, or for vehicles transporting handicapped persons and displaying the special parking identification plate authorized by MGL c. 90, § 2, or for vehicles bearing the official identification of a handicapped person issued by any other state or any Canadian province.
Any person or body that has lawful control of a public or private way of improved or enclosed property used as off-street parking areas for businesses, shopping malls, theaters, auditoriums, sporting or recreational facilities, cultural centers, residential dwelling, or for any other place where the public has right of access as invitees or licensees shall be required to reserve parking spaces in said off-street parking areas for any vehicle owned or operated by a disabled veteran or handicapped person whose vehicle bears the distinguishing license plate authorized by MGL c. 90, § 2, or for vehicles transporting handicapped persons and displaying the special parking identification plate authorized by MGL c. 90, § 2, or for vehicles bearing the official identification of a handicapped person issued by any other state or any Canadian province according to the following formula:
Number of Parking Spaces in Area
Number of Required Handicapped Parking Spaces
More than 15 but not more than 25
1
More than 25 but not more than 40
2
More than 40 but not more than 100
4% of such spaces, but no less than 3
More than 100 but not more than 200
3% of such spaces but not less than 4
More than 200 but not more than 500
2% of such spaces but not less than 6
More than 500 but not more than 1,000
1 1/2% of such spaces, but not less than 10
More than 1,000 but not more than 2,000
1% of such spaces but not less than 15
More than 2,000 but less than 5,000
3/4 of 1% of such spaces but not less than 20
More than 5,000
1/2 of 1% of such spaces but not less than 30
Parking spaces designated as reserved under the provision of § 207-1 of this article shall be identified by use of above-grade signs with white lettering against a blue background and shall bear the words "Handicapped Parking: Special Plate Required. Unauthorized Vehicles may be Removed at Owner’s Expense." The spaces shall be as near as possible to a building entrance or walkway; shall be adjacent to curb ramps or other unobstructed methods permitting sidewalk access to a handicapped person; and shall be at least eight feet wide, not including the cross-hatch access aisle as defined by the Architectural Access Board.
Unauthorized vehicles shall be prohibited within parking designated for use by disabled veterans or handicapped persons as unauthorized by § 207-1 of these bylaws or in such manner as to obstruct a curb ramp designated for use by handicapped persons as a means of egress to a street or public way.
The penalty for violation of this bylaw is $15.