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Parking signs in Connecticut

A fully ADA-compliant Connecticut parking sign, current as of 1/1/17.

Accessible parking spaces

  • To mark accessible parking spaces, you must designate each accessible space with a sign that is white on blue, saying “reserved parking permit required”, and “violators will be fined,” with the International Symbol of Access on it and the amount of the fine.
  • The modernized symbol of access should depict a figure leaning forward with a sense of movement, instead of the previous stationary icon.
  • The sign should be minimum 12” x 18”.
  • If the space is van-accessible, “van accessible” should also be included on the sign.
  • Signs should be posted at least 5′ above the ground.

See our examples of fully compliant Connecticut disabled parking signs.

Towing laws

Connecticut tow away sign with custom text and up to date statute

Custom Connecticut tow away sign with up to date statute.

I’m a property owner. What signage do I have to post to warn drivers that their cars might be towed?

  • To tow, you must have a sign at every vehicle entrance to your facility.
  • This sign must have:
    • Language saying, “No unauthorized parking,” and “Unauthorized vehicles may be removed or rendered immovable.”
    • Limitations on who can park there. (For example, “Parking for customers of Stepford Real Estate Only.”)
    • The telephone number, address, and name of the towing company, and any costs and fees that will be charged for a tow.

My car was towed. What do I do?

  • You should call local law enforcement. Laws vary between cities, so local police will be able to assist you with specific guidance.

See our selection of compliant Connecticut towing signs.

Fire lane signage

  • The standard fire code requires you to post a 12” x 18” sign with 3” letters above fire lanes. In general, it’s the local authorities who set fire lane distances in the building code. You should be safe by posting signs every 25 feet, but make sure you check local fire and building codes, because they vary from city to city.

See our selection of compliant Connecticut fire lane signs.

SmartSign is not in the business of providing legal advice. Make sure to check with a lawyer or your local authorities if you have any questions. Sometimes, local laws are different from what the state requires. 

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