Vehicles that display the proper disabled identification can park in spaces clearly marked "Disabled or Handicapped Parking" or for free at any metered space, with the exclusion of short term meters (30 minutes and under).
Vehicles displaying disabled placards or plates must obey "restricted and prohibited" parking regulations. The access area of designated spaces (striped area) is not valid parking for any vehicle.
Only vehicles displaying meter-exempt permanent placards will be excused from paying the meter, except at meters with a time limit of 30 minutes or less. Meter-exempt placards are only issued to persons with a significant impairment which causes difficulty in accessing a parking meter.
The City of Urbana can issue a temporary disabled parking placard (90 days maximum) to qualified persons living in the Urbana-Champaign area that submit a completed Persons with Disabilities Certification for Parking Placard application. Authorization by a physician is required.
Permanent and temporary disabled parking permits are issued by the Illinois Secretary of State, Driver's License Facility, 2012 Round Barn Rd., Champaign, IL 61821, (217) 278-3344.