[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Vineland 9-28-1982 by Ord. No. 1305; amended in its entirety 10-28-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-56 (Ch. 339 of the 1990 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-197 and N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.46, the City of Vineland is authorized to establish handicapped parking spaces in front of residences, schools, hospitals and other public buildings and in shopping and business districts for use by persons who have been issued special vehicle identification cards by the Division of Motor Vehicles when using a motor vehicle on which is displayed a handicapped person's certificate issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
No person shall park a motor vehicle in any parking space designated for handicapped persons unless the driver or occupant of the vehicle is actually handicapped and said vehicle bears a certificate, registration or license plate for handicapped persons issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Handicapped parking spaces shall meet specifications as required by the Department of Transportation. Appropriate regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained as authorized by the Department of Transportation. Such signs shall also state the penalties set forth in this chapter.
Any person parking a motor vehicle in a handicapped parking space without a special vehicle identification card shall be liable to a fine of $250 for the first offense and, for subsequent offenses, a fine of at least $250 and up to 90 days' community service on such terms and in such form as the court shall deem appropriate, or any combination thereof.