A person who possesses a valid handicap placard or plate can park free of charge in any legal, unrestricted parking space, as well as any parking space designated specifically for handicapped (HP) use in the Town of Plymouth. If you park in a non-HP designated parking space, the time limits that are in effect there do not apply. A map of the locations of all HP parking spaces in the downtown and waterfront areas of Plymouth is provided below.
It is unlawful for any holder of an HP placard or plate to park in a restricted area (e.g. no parking zone, cross-hatched areas (Zebra Stripes) reserved for van ramp/lift access, etc.). And it is essential that you have a valid HP placard or license plate with an expiration date that has not expired. The placard must be hung from the rearview mirror facing towards the front of the vehicle with the P# and expiration date clearly visible to the parking enforcement officer.
The Town of Plymouth Disabilities Commission and Park Plymouth would appreciate your help in reporting any abuses you may witness regarding the use of handicapped placards or plates in Plymouth. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has established a Placard Abuse Task Force to investigate reported abuse and has issued several important publications describing recent changes to the disability parking placard laws. Click on the links below for more information on the RMV's disability parking abuse program and a copy of current disability placard laws in Massachusetts. Feel free to also contact the Town of Plymouth Disabilities Commission for additional information or to answer any questions you may have.