Parking for People with Disabilities
People with a disabled person placard or license plate can park for free in city-owned garages and can request a new blue zone in front of their house.
If you have a disabled person parking placard or license plate, you can qualify for special parking programs and policies in Berkeley, such as free parking at city-owned garages.
You can apply for a disabled person parking placard or license plate with the California DMV. Read the Disabled Person Parking Privileges section of the DMV page for information about the State-wide parking privileges you get from the disabled person parking placard.
Free parking at city-owned garages
Apply to the Disabled Parking Program for free parking and to get in and out of garages faster and more easily. If approved, you will receive a keycard that you can scan to enter and exit City-owned garages free of charge.
To apply, you will need to provide copies of your:
- Disabled parking placard
- State-issued photo ID
- Disabled parking registration card
- DMV vehicle registration
You can apply:
- In person by calling (510) 843-1788 to make an appointment
- By email by sending your documentation to email@example.com
You will need to pay $15 to activate your keycard. Read the program guidelines for more details.
Request a residential blue zone
You can request that the City of Berkeley install blue zone parking near your residence. Blue zone parking is reserved for vehicles with disabled parking placard or plates. To submit your request, fill out the Request for Blue Zone Parking Form and send to Public Works Transportation.
- Send by mail to 1947 Center Street, 4th Floor Berkeley, California 94704
- Send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call (510) 981-7010 for questions or to request an application by mail