10.41.010 – Handicapped parking placards

The city shall provide a handicapped motorist placard which shall be issued to a handicapped person. This placard shall be the property of such handicapped individual and may be used only by that person to designate and identify a vehicle not owned by that person or not displaying a handicapped registration plate, as provided for in 625 ILCS 5/11-1301.2 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, to designate when the vehicle is being used to transport said handicapped person.

Such placard must be prominently displayed by hanging it from the rear view mirror so as to be visible through the front windshield. If no rear view mirror is available, the placard may be prominently displayed on the dashboard or sun visor so as to be visible through the front windshield.

A placard will be issued for a 90-day period to applicants who have a disability that is temporary in nature, and may be renewed once for a like period based upon continued disability. Any person needing more than one (1) renewal is to be referred to the Secretary of State’s Office for a handicapped parking placard.

The temporary placards will follow the same design, color, and size specifications as the placards issued by the Illinois Secretary of State, and will have identification of the issuing authority. Temporary placards will be issued for a 90-day period. All individuals with permanent disabilities are to be referred to the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.

(2003-M-27: § 1; 1997-M-119: § 1; 1994-M-28: § 1; 1986-M-39: § 1; 1984-M-80: § 1; 1983-M-42: § 1 (a); 1980-M-45: § 1 (part))