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Disabled Person Parking

Find out parking information for disabled person (DP) or disabled veteran (DV) displaying special license plates or a distinguishing placards.

Embarcadero Marina Park South

Disabled parking at Embarcadero Marina Park South at the Port of San Diego

Disabled Person Parking

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles: A disabled person (DP) or disabled veteran (DV) displaying special license plates or a distinguishing placard are allowed to park at any of the following zones:

At No Charge

  • In parking spaces with the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol).
  • Next to a blue curb authorized for handicapped parking.
  • Next to a green curb (green curb indicate limited time parking), no more than seventy-two (72) consecutive hours.
  • At on-street metered parking space.

Limitations
In spaces marked with a crosshatched pattern next to a parking space with the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol). These spaces are for wheelchair and wheelchair lift access.

  • Next to red curbs, which indicate no stopping, standing, or parking.
  • Next to yellow curbs, which are for commercial vehicles to load and unload passengers or freight.
  • Next to white curbs, which are for loading and unloading passengers or depositing mail in an adjacent mailbox. 
  • Garages & Surface Lots (Off-Street Parking): Disabled parking spaces are available in all off-street parking lots and garages. However, patrons who choose to park in these facilities are obligated to pay any applicable parking rates. This applies to both private and public off-street parking garages and parking lots. California Vehicle Code privileges for free parking with a disabled placards and license plates only apply to on-street parking. For privately owned off-street garages and parking lots which do not charge fees, vehicles with disabled placards must abide by any posted ordinances or restrictions for those facilities.
  • 72 hour parking limit: Vehicles are not allowed to park for more than Seventy-Two (72) consecutive hours. This Seventy-Two (72) hour limitation applies to any street, parking lot or parking area within the San Diego Unified Port District's jurisdiction, regardless of any other posted parking designations and/or restrictions (San Diego Unified Port Code Section 8.16)

More information about Disabled Person and Disabled Veteran parking may be found by visiting the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Parking Options for Cruise Ship Passengers
Cruise Ship Terminal: There are wheelchair accessible elevators and a passenger gangway. Customer service representatives are available to help if there are any special needs.