Section 14-443 Violations; parking prohibited without display of permit.

    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to park or permit any vehicle to remain in any parking space properly marked as reserved for disabled parking only, unless such vehicle shall display a valid state disabled license plate or placard issued under the provisions of Section 301.142 et seq., RSMo. 1978, or any other state, or a valid handicapped license plate issued by the Veterans Administration.

    (b) It shall be unlawful for a person to permit a vehicle under that person's control to block access to any parking space properly marked as reserved for disabled parking or to block access in any manner to any ramp, entrance or loading area designed or marked for disabled access and use.

    (c) It shall be unlawful for any person operating a vehicle properly marked under this section to park such vehicle in a space reserved for disabled parking unless there is a physically disabled occupant in the vehicle at the time of parking or when a physically disabled person is being delivered or collected by a properly marked vehicle which is parked for the sole use of the physically disabled person.

    (d) The registered owner of any motor vehicle found to be illegally parked in violation of subsection (a) of this provision or blocking access in violation of subsection (b) shall be deemed to be responsible for such violation. This presumption shall be rebuttable.

    (e) The violations detailed in subparagraphs (a) and (b) of this section shall be applicable whether such violations occur on private or public property so long as the public or private spaces are properly marked in the manner set forth herein, and so long as the ramp, entrance or style is clearly marked in a manner readily visible to the public at large.

    (f) Violation of the provisions of subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this section shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00).

(Code 1964, § 12.1630; Ord. No. 10121, § 1, 3-19-84; Ord. No. 11368, § 2, 2-2-87; Ord. No. 13878 § 1, 11-15-93; Ord. No. 14853 § 1, 5-20-96)