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Accessibility in Fairfax County - Parking

handicap parking signAccessible parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities are required for parking lots with 10 or more spaces.  Accessible parking must be provided in all parking areas open to the public, and must be located on the shortest accessible route from the parking area to the facility entrance.

In parking garages serving multiple facilities or entrances, such as a mall, accessible parking spaces must be dispersed and located closest to an accessible entrance. Accessible parking spaces must be at least 96 inches wide and identified by an above grade sign displaying the International Symbol of Access and the words "DMV PERMIT REQUIRED, PENALY $100-$500 FINE TOW-AWAY ZONE".(ADA Title III Regulation 28 CFR Part 36; Fairfax County Public Facility Manual Section 7-0802.4). 

Overview of Rights

  • Overview of the disability rights laws protecting the civil rights of people with disabilities, including the ADA. 
  • Overview of Accessibility Fundamentals.
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