Parking signs in Florida

Florida ADA parking sign with parking by disabled permit and $250 fine text

A fully ADA-compliant Florida parking sign, current as of 5/6.

Accessible parking spaces

  • To mark accessible parking spaces, you must designate each accessible space with a sign that is white on blue, with “Parking by disabled permit only” written on it, and “Fine $250” on it. The sign should also include the International Symbol of Access in blue and white. The sign should be minimum 12” x 18”. If the space is van-accessible, “van accessible” should also be included on the sign.
  • The signs should be at least 60″ above the ground.

See our examples of fully compliant Florida disabled parking signs.

Towing laws

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

Custom Florida tow away sign with up to date statute as of 5/6.

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:
    • “Tow-away zone”, “Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense”, and who is authorized to park there—for example, “Parking for customers of Hemingway Liquors only”.
    • The towing company’s name and phone number.

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 provide the most useful advice on next steps.

See our selection of compliant Florida towing signs.

Fire lane signage

  • The standard fire code requires you to post a 12” x 18” sign with 3” letters in any fire lane. 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 Florida 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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