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Serving the Austin Community

Disabled Parking Enforcement Program

Become a Disabled Parking Enforcement Volunteer; we accept applications year round. Watch our YouTube video to learn how important this program is to the community.

Respect the Space - Disabled Parking Flyer
About Accessible Parking Placards and Plates
About Accessible Parking Blocking Violations

In September of 1995, armed with new state legislation, Constable Bruce Elfant established a Citizen Disabled Parking Enforcement Program to ensure that disabled parking spaces would be available for those who are lawfully entitled to them. He fully expected that, with additional enforcement and publicity, citizens would come to understand the need for these parking spaces and comply with state law. As the program enters its 23rd year at Travis County, disabled parking violations remain as prevalent as ever. Constable Lopez was instrumental in establishing the program and, as the new Constable, he continues to be active and involved in working for county-wide recognition of the need for equal access for our disabled community.

A word from Constable Lopez

Constable Lopez showing confiscated hangtags “Ensuring equal access for our disabled community is one of the reasons I ran for Constable. Since taking office I have deputized over 70 citizen volunteers to patrol and write citations for those who violate the law by parking in spaces that are reserved for people with disabilities. I have a full-time officer seizing hangtags illegally being used by people who are not disabled. My goal is to put this program out of business for lack of need but to do so I need your help: please volunteer with our disabled parking enforcement program.”

Those who are interested in becoming citizen volunteers can obtain more information HERE or by calling the Precinct 5 office at 512-854-5888.