New Accessible Parking Requirements Effective August 1st, 2020
Note: New amendments to the Administrative Rules of the Elimination of Architectural Barriers program have been adopted.
VERY IMPORTANT: New Rule §68.104 applies to buildings and facilities that are registered with the TDLR to be newly constructed, renovated, or altered on or after August, 1st, 2020. It is NOT retroactive to any projects registered with the Department prior to the effective date.
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Elimination of Architectural Barriers
16 Texas Administrative Code, amendments at Chapter 68, §75.75; new rule §68.104
§68.104. Accessible Parking Spaces.
(a) A paved accessible parking space must include:
(1) the International Symbol of Accessibility painted conspicuously on the surface in a color that contrasts the pavement;
(2) the words "NO PARKING" painted on any access aisle adjacent to the parking space. The words must be painted:
(A) in all capital letters;
(B) with a letter height of at least twelve inches, and a stroke width of at least two inches; and
(C) centered within each access aisle adjacent to the parking space; and
(3) a sign identifying the consequences of parking illegally in a paved accessible parking space. The sign must:
(A) at a minimum state “Violators Subject to Fine and Towing” in a letter height of at least one inch;
(B) be mounted on a pole, post, wall or freestanding board;
(C) be no more than eight inches below a sign required by Texas Accessibility Standards, 502.6; and
(D) be installed so that the bottom edge of the sign is no lower than 48 inches and no higher than 80 inches above ground level.
(b) A parking space identification sign that complies with Texas Accessibility Standards, 502.6, that includes the requirements in subsection (a)(3)(A) satisfies subsection (a)(3).