Accessible Parking

Oakland's Department of Transportation is committed to helping people with disabilities get around the city easily.

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Parking Privileges

When they have a valid Disabled Person parking placard or license plate, people with disabilities and Disabled Veterans are allowed to park in the following areas:

Parking AreasMeaning
International Symbol of Access
International Symbol of Access
You can park in spaces with the International Symbol of Access or wheel chair symbol.
Blue Curb
Blue curb is parking for persons with disabilities
This parking is reserved for persons with disabilities.
Green Green
Green curb is for short-term parking
You can park here as long as you want if your vehicle displays a Disabled Person (DP) placard, Disabled Person (DP) license plate or Disabled Veteran (DV) license plate.
Parking Meter You can park here as long as you want if your vehicle displays a Disabled Person (DP) placard, Disabled Person (DP) license plate or Disabled Veteran (DV) license plate.
Resident and Merchant Permit Parking You can park here as long as you want if your vehicle displays a Disabled Person (DP) placard, Disabled Person (DP) license plate or Disabled Veteran (DV) license plate.


Parking Restrictions

Even if they have a valid Disabled Person parking placard or license plate, people with disabilities or disabled veterans MAY NOT PARK in the following areas:

Parking AreasMeaning
Crosshatched or Striped Areas You can not park in spaces with a striped or crosshatched pattern.
Red Curb
No parking at red curbs
You can not stop, idle or park your car.
Yellow Curb
Yellow curb is for commercial loading
These areas are reserved for commercial vehicles.
White Curb
White curb is for passenger loading
These areas are reserved for picking up and dropping off passengers.