“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin the new Red Top Meter Program Monday, May 8, 2017.
Beginning next week Red Top Meters will be designated for the exclusive use of persons with disabilities with qualified placards or license plates.
Red Top Meters are parking meters with distinctive red tops located in the Central Business District (CBD). The CBD includes areas south of Massachusetts Avenue, east of 23rd Street NW, west of 2nd Street NE and north of D Street SE.
There are 350 Red Top metered on-street parking spaces in the CBD. All Red Top Meter users must pay for the reserved spaces, but the meters allow additional time to park (up to 4 hours). The fine for parking at a Red Top Meter without a placard is $250.
Red Top Meter users can either pay with coin or credit card at the meter; or with Parkmobile, the District’s pay-by-phone service. Outside of the CBD, the rules remain the same for persons with disabilities. Metered parking for placard, and license plate holders is free for up to four hours.
Motorists with the qualified placard or license plates who park longer than the time allowed on the meter will be subject to a $30 fine for an expired meter.
The goal of the Red Top Meter program is to increase the availability and accessibility of on-street metered parking in the CBD for persons with disabilities. Please visit www.parkdc.com to learn more.”