[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Barnstable 5-8-1984 STM by Art. 5 (Art. XLIII of Ch. III of the General Ordinances as updated through 7-7-2003). Amendments noted where applicable.]
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 license plates authorized by § 2 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws.
Any person or body that has lawful control of a public or private way or of improved or enclosed property used as off-street parking areas for business, shopping malls, theaters, auditoriums, sporting or recreational facilities, cultural centers, residential dwellings, 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 and operated by a disabled veteran or handicapped person whose vehicle bears the distinguishing license plate authorized by § 2 of Chapter 90, according to the following formula: If the number of parking spaces in any such area is:
More than 15 but not more than 25: one parking space;
More than 25 but not more than 40: 5% of the spaces but not less than two;
More than 40 but not more than 100: 4% of such spaces but not less than three;
More than 100 but not more than 200: 3% of such spaces but not less than four;
More than 200 but not more than 500:, 2% of such spaces but not less than six;
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; and
More than 5,000: 1/2 of 1% of such spaces but not less than 30.
[Added 11-2-1985, approved 12-6-1985]
For the purposes of this chapter, off-street parking areas associated with residential condominiums shall not be deemed to be open to and used by the public as licensees or invitees unless there by 15 or more parking spaces available per residential unit.
Each parking space designated as reserved under the provisions of § 104-2 of this chapter shall be identified by a permanently installed above-grade sign at least six feet above ground level with white lettering against a blue background and shall bear the words "HANDICAPPED PARKING. SPECIAL PLATE REQUIRED. UNAUTHORIZED PARKING SUBJECT TO FINE AND TOWING AT OWNER'S EXPENSE," and must also contain the international symbol of accessibility which is a person in a wheel chair. Such parking spaces shall be adjacent to curb ramps or other methods permitting sidewalk access to a handicapped person, shall be 12 feet wide or have two eight-foot wide areas with four feet of cross hatch between them and contain the international symbol of accessibility on their surface.
Unauthorized vehicles shall be prohibited from parking within parking spaces designated for use by disabled veterans or handicapped persons as authorized by §§ 104-1 through 104-4 of this chapter or parking in such a manner as to obstruct such parking spaces or curb ramps designated for use by handicapped persons as a means of egress to a street or public way.
The penalty for parking in violation of this chapter shall be $25 and/or the vehicle may be removed at the owner's expense according to the provisions of § 120D of Chapter 266 of the General Laws and may be enforced by the Police Department.