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625 ILCS 5/11-1301.1
(625 ILCS 5/11-1301.1)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1301.1)
Persons with disabilities - Parking privileges - Exemptions.
(a) A motor vehicle bearing registration plates issued to a person with
disabilities, as defined by Section 1-159.1, pursuant to Section 3-616 or to a
veteran with a disability pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 3-609 or a special decal or device issued
pursuant to Section 3-616 or pursuant to Section 11-1301.2 of this Code or a
motor vehicle registered in another jurisdiction, state, district, territory or
foreign country upon which is displayed a registration plate, special decal or
device issued by the other jurisdiction designating the vehicle is operated by
or for a person with disabilities shall be exempt from the payment of parking
meter fees until January 1, 2014, and exempt from any statute or ordinance imposing time limitations
on parking, except limitations of one-half hour or less, on any street or
highway zone, a parking area subject to regulation under subsection (a) of Section 11-209 of this Code, or any parking lot or parking place which
are owned, leased or owned and leased by a municipality or a municipal
parking utility; and shall be recognized by state and local authorities
as a valid license plate or parking device and shall receive the same
parking privileges as residents of this State; but, such vehicle shall be
subject to the laws which prohibit parking in "no stopping" and "no
standing" zones in front of or near fire hydrants, driveways, public
building entrances and exits, bus stops and loading areas, and is
prohibited from parking where the motor vehicle constitutes a traffic
hazard, whereby such motor vehicle shall be moved at the instruction and
request of a law enforcement officer to a location designated by the
(b) Any motor vehicle bearing registration plates or a special decal
or device specified in this Section or in Section 3-616 of this Code or
such parking device as specifically authorized in Section 11-1301.2 as
evidence that the vehicle is operated by or for a person with disabilities or bearing registration plates issued to a
veteran with a disability under subsection (a) of Section 3-609 may park, in addition to any
other lawful place, in any parking place specifically reserved for such
vehicles by the posting of an official sign as provided under Section 11-301.
Parking privileges granted by this Section are strictly limited
to the person to whom the special registration plates, special decal or
device were issued and to qualified operators acting under his or her express
direction while the person with disabilities is present.
A person to whom privileges were granted shall, at the request of a
police officer or any other person invested by law with authority to direct,
control, or regulate traffic, present an identification card with a picture as
verification that the
person is the person to whom the special registration plates, special decal or
device was issued.
(c) Such parking privileges granted by this Section are also extended to
motor vehicles of not-for-profit organizations used for the transportation of
persons with disabilities when such motor vehicles display the decal or device
issued pursuant to Section 11-1301.2 of this Code.
(d) No person shall use any area for the parking of any motor vehicle
pursuant to Section 11-1303 of this Code or where an official sign
controlling such area expressly prohibits parking at any time or during
(e) Beginning January 1, 2014, a vehicle displaying a decal or device issued under subsection (c-5) of Section 11-1301.2 of this Code shall be exempt from the payment of fees generated by parking in a metered space or in a publicly owned parking area.
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-577, eff. 1-1-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)