California DMV - Disability Information
Placards Issued in California
Travelers with a disability placard issued in California may use their parking placard in any other US state. California residents who have a permanent (non-removable) parking placard or license plates and will be traveling to other states in another vehicle can apply for a travel parking placard that is valid for 30 days.
Using Out-of-State Placards in California
Visitors from any other US state may use their parking placard in California. However, visitors to California who are traveling in a vehicle that does not have their permanent (non-removable) parking placard or license plates can apply to the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles for a nonresident travel parking placard which is valid for 90 days.
Parking Rules in California
You may park next to a blue curb (authorized parking for persons with disabilities) or a green curb (limited time parking) for as long as you wish. Parking spaces that are indicated by the Universal Symbol of Access and crosshatched marking are for wheelchair users only.
You may park at a parking meter with no charge. You may park in any spot that is indicated for resident or merchant parking only.
Do not park where the curb is painted red, white or yellow.
Please note that service stations in California must refuel a disabled person’s vehicle at self-service rates unless the service facility has only one employee on duty.