Any motor vehicle being used to transport a person who is disabled that displays a handicapped parking placard (issued either in Illinois or in another state) may use parking areas designated for disabled individuals. Drivers of these vehicles are exempt from ordinances imposing limitations on parking with the exception of paid permit zones. However, handicapped license plates and cards do not permit parking in areas where parking is prohibited.
The Secretary of State’s Office issues handicapped license plates and temporary or permanent handicapped parking placards. Applications can be obtained by calling the New Trier Township Office at 847-446-8202. Motor vehicles parked in handicapped parking areas without handicapped identification may be subject to $250 fines.