NEW Parking Requirements

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68.104. Accessible Parking Spaces.   (New section effective August 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 5166)

(a) A paved accessible parking space must include:

(1) the International Symbol of Accessibility painted conspicuously on the surface in a color that contrasts the pavement; 

703.7.2.1 International Symbol of Accessibility. The International Symbol of Accessibility shall comply with Figure 703.7.2.1.

Note: The color is not specified by the state, check with your municipality

Figure 703.7.2.1 International Symbol of Accessibility

(2) the words “NO PARKING” painted on any access aisle adjacent to the parking space. The words must be painted:

(A) in all capital letters;

(B) with a letter height of at least twelve inches, and a stroke width of at least two inches; and

(C) centered within each access aisle adjacent to the parking space; and

(3) a sign identifying the consequences of parking illegally in a paved accessible parking space. The sign must:

(A) at a minimum state “Violators Subject to Fine and Towing” in a letter height of at least one inch;

(B) be mounted on a pole, post, wall or freestanding board;

(C) be no more than eight inches below a sign required by Texas Accessibility Standards, 502.6; and

(D) be installed so that the bottom edge of the sign is no lower than 48 inches and no higher than 80 inches above ground level.

(b) A parking space identification sign that complies with Texas Accessibility Standards, 502.6, that includes the requirements in subsection (a)(3)(A) satisfies subsection (a)(3).

Note: The State requirements are compliance with the Texas Accessibility Standards found in this report.  Additional municipal requirements may also apply.