Parking spaces for driver/owners with disabilities are required to be marked with a sign designating the maximum penalty for parking in the space in violation of the law. It is unlawful to park or leave standing any vehicle that does not carry a valid disability placard or plate in a parking space for individuals with disabilities. It is also unlawful to block or obstruct a curb ramp or curb cut for people with disabilities, as provided under the North Carolina Building Code.
Violations of these parking requirements are infractions which carry penalties of $100 to $250.
Additionally, law enforcement officers may order a vehicle in violation of this section to be towed. Provisions relative to parking in spaces marked and reserved for people with disabilities are enforced by state, county and municipal authorities in their jurisdictions and may be subject to citations and fines.