Red Top Meters: Parking for Persons with Disabilities
District Department of Transportation (DDOT) designed and rolled out the Red Top meter program to assist persons with disabilities by providing reserved ADA accessible spaces for them, particularly in areas with a high demand for parking.
The enforcement protocol that was set for the Red Top Meter program is temporarily halted due to the 90-day emergency legislation passed by DC Council on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
The Parking For Persons With Disabilities Protocol Is Temporarily Being Enforced As Follows:
Vehicles displaying a valid disability placard or license plate may park at all meters without paying. These motorists may park for up to twice the amount of time allowed by the meter.
Even vehicles displaying disability placards or plates are not permitted to park in metered spaces indefinitely and may be ticketed for exceeding the applicable time limit (twice the time for that block face).
Motorists that do not display a valid disability placard or license tags may park at any metered space, including Red Top meters, provided they pay the established meter rate.
For additional information about parking for persons with disabilities please contact the DDOT customer service line at (202) 673-6813.