A hugh misconception regarding handicap parking is that a handicap placard receipient is exempt from paying for metered parking. As per state guidelines (TITLE 39:4-207) handicapped parkers must pay for the maximum time allowed for that parking space, before the free 24-hour overtime exception applies. In order to utilize a handicap parking space, the person who possesses the handicap placard MUST be in the vehicle. It is a violation to use another person's handicap placard.
Purple Heart and Disabled Veteran placards provide free parking in all metered parking spaces. However, these placards do not afford parking in a handicap space unless a Handicap Placard is also present.
For more information regarding handicap parking or to obtain an application to apply for any of the available parking placards, please click on the appropriate button below.
The Township of Toms River
Parking Authority Toms River Parking Authority