- Office of the Inspector General
OIG investigations have led to increased protections against the misuse of disabled persons' parking placards (parking placards). These changes include increased fines, new civil penalties, new criminal penalties, and additional enforcement and oversight measures.
We encourage you to circulate the flyer pictured above and to post it in appropriate areas to help increase the awareness of the laws surrounding the abuse of parking placards. The flyer is available to print on 8.5" x 11" and 11" x 17" paper.
The Placard Abuse Task Force created this flyer. The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) created the Placard Abuse Task Force to address issues surrounding placard abuse. The Placard Abuse Task Force is committed to increasing enforcement of the current law, amending state law to increase the penalties for placard abuse, and tightening administrative controls to prevent and detect abuse more effectively.
The Placard Abuse Task Force is comprised of representatives from the; RMV, Massachusetts Office on Disability, Office of the Inspector General, State Police, City of Boston’s Office of the Parking Clerk, Boston Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Boston Police Department, Burlington Police Department and Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
See OIG's reports: