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New law limits free parking for persons with disabilities

Effective Jan. 1, a disability parking placard will no longer automatically qualify for meter-exempt parking. Only individuals with a specific meter-exempt permanent placard will not have to pay parking meter fees. These placards are issued to persons with permanent disabilities whose physician-certified impairments make it difficult to access a parking meter. The authorized holder is exempt from parking meter fees and time limitations at parking meters that exceed a 30-minute time limit. An individual with a disability license plate still will need an exempt placard to have meter fees waived. Other types of placards, including temporary and organizational placards, are not exempt from meter fees, but allow parking in spaces reserved for persons with disabilities. For more information, contact the Illinois Secretary of State at 217.782.2709 or visit