Disabled Parking Information
California State University San Marcos provides disabled parking spaces for persons who possess a valid DMV placard/license plate. Disabled parking spaces are located in parking lots B, C, E, H, J, N, O and Parking Structure 1. For students of Cal State San Marcos a DMV plate/placard must be properly displayed along with a current Cal State San Marcos semester, LT or daily parking permit when parking in disabled parking spaces.
Education Code 67301(a) requires CSU to establish rules regarding parking for disabled persons. Subsection (b) requires CSU to provide free visitor parking to disabled persons. Section 67301 also requires CSU to comply with the Vehicle Code which permits disabled persons to park for "unlimited periods in time-restricted parking zones and to park in any metered parking space without being required to pay any parking meter fee." In accordance with Section 67301(a), the Trustees adopted Section 42201 of Title V. Section 42201(b) provides: "The payment of a fee shall not be required of…. Students with disabilities who possess a distinguishing license plate or placard issued by the State of California's Department of Motor Vehicles or by the appropriate authority of another state, and who have demonstrated financial need for parking fee financial assistance as determined by the campus president according to the need analysis procedure for campus based financial aid authorized by Title IV of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, and have received a campus parking fee waiver." In short, there must be a financial need in order to request a campus parking fee waiver.
CVC 22511.56 Any person using a distinguishing placard issued pursuant to Section 22511.55 or 22511.59 for parking as permitted by Section 22511.5 shall, upon request of any peace officer or person authorized to enforce parking laws, ordinances, or regulations, present identification and evidence of the issuance of that placard to that person.