The Rogers Police Department has observed an increase of disability or handicap parking violations. It is a misdemeanor offense for violating the disability parking provisions as prescribed by Minnesota State Statutes 169.345 and 169.346.
According to Minnesota law:
- A disability permit must be displayed by hanging it from the rear-view mirror. If there is no rearview mirror or if the permit holder's disability precludes placing the certificate on the mirror, the certificate must be displayed on the dashboard on the driver's side of the vehicle;
- It is unlawful for the permit to be obstructed;
- It is unlawful to alter a permit;
- It is unlawful to use another person's disability permit or license plates;
- It is unlawful to park a motor vehicle in or obstruct access to a parking space or associated access aisle designated and reserved for the physically disabled, on either private or public property;
- It is unlawful to use a deceased person's permit.
The majority of the violations are people using another person's disability parking permit. The person to whom the permit is issued must be present and engaged in entering or exiting the store.
If you or a family member needs a disability permit please consult with your physician. Disability permits are issued by Health Professionals for Physically Disabled Persons as defined by Minnesota State Statute 169.345 subdivision 2.
If you have any questions, please contact the Rogers Police Department at 763-428-3450.