Parking in Spaces for the Disabled – Blue Zones
Disabled parking is available at all San Diego Community College District sites. Disabled parking stalls are marked in blue paint with the international wheelchair symbol and have a sign in front of the spaces which designates them as disabled parking spaces. Persons utilizing these spaces must own and display a valid state-issued disabled license plate or placard. They must also carry their placard registration in the vehicle and show it to campus law enforcement personnel upon request. Persons utilizing disabled license plates or placards that do not belong to them may have the plates/placards confiscated and a citation issued or vehicle impounded at owner's expense.
If you have any additional questions regarding disabled parking call parking services at
California Vehicle Code section 22511.56:
Placards or Plates: Evidence of Issuance; Misuse
- A person using a distinguishing placard issued under Section 22511.55 or 22511.59, or a special license plate issued under Section 5007, for parking as permitted by Section 22511.5 shall, upon request of a peace officer or person authorized to enforce parking laws, ordinances, or regulations, present identification and evidence of the issuance of that placard or plate to that person, or that vehicle if the plate was issued pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 5007.
- Failure to present the requested identification and evidence of the issuance of that placard or plate shall be a rebuttable presumption that the placard or plate is being misused and that the associated vehicle has been parked in violation 3 of Section 22507.8, or has exercised a disabled person's parking privilege pursuant to Section 22511.5.
- In addition to any other applicable penalty for the misuse of a placard, the officer or parking enforcement person may confiscate a placard being used for parking purposes that benefit 2 a person other than the person to whom the placard was issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. A placard lawfully used by a person transporting a disabled person pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 4461 4 may not be confiscated.
- In addition to any other applicable penalty for the misuse of a special license plate issued under Section 5007, a peace officer may confiscate the plate being used for parking purposes that benefit a person other than the person to whom the plate was issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- After verification with the Department of Motor Vehicles that the user of the placard or plate is not the registered owner of the placard or plate, the appropriate agency that confiscated the placard or plate shall notify the department of the placard or plate number and the department shall cancel the placard or plate. A placard or plate canceled by the department pursuant to this subdivision may be destroyed by the agency that confiscated the placard or plate.
Amended Sec. 162, Ch. 135, Stats. 2000. Effective January 1, 2001.
Amended Sec. 3, Ch. 363, Stats. 2004. Effective January 1, 2005.
Amended Sec. 2, Ch. 203, Stats. 2006. Effective January 1, 2007.
California Vehicle Code 22507.8:
Parking in Spaces for the Disabled
- It is unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle in a stall or space designated for disabled persons and disabled veterans pursuant to Section 22511.7 or 22511.8 of this code or Section 14679 of the Government Code, unless the vehicle displays either a special identification license plate issued pursuant to Section 5007 or a distinguishing placard issued pursuant to Section 22511.55 or 22511.59.
- It is unlawful for any person to obstruct, block, or otherwise bar access to those parking stalls or spaces except as provided in subdivision (a).
- It is unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle, including a vehicle displaying a special identification license plate issued pursuant to Section 5007 or a distinguishing placard issued pursuant to Section 22511.55 or 22511.59, in either of the following places:
- On the lines marking the boundaries of a parking stall or space designated for disabled persons or disabled veterans.
- In any area of the pavement adjacent to a parking stall or space designated for disabled persons or disabled veterans that is marked by crosshatched lines and is thereby designated, pursuant to any local ordinance, for the loading and unloading of vehicles parked in the stall or space.
- Subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) apply to all off street parking facilities owned or operated by the state, and to all off street parking facilities owned or operated by a local authority. Subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) also apply to any privately owned and maintained off street parking facility.
Amended Sec. 12, Ch. 200, Stats. 2009. Effective January 1, 2010.
The 2009 amendment added the italicized material.