SHREWSBURY – Handicap parking violations are increasing in Shrewsbury.
Last October, Shrewsbury Town Meeting members approved the fine’s increase from $100 to $300.
In April, the Select Board established the Handicap Parking Fund that will be controlled by the Commission on Disabilities. According to a press release from the Shrewsbury Police Department, for each fine, $200 will go toward the fund and $100 will go toward the general fund.
The department is reminding residents that officers are able to issue violations on private and public property.
“The Shrewsbury Police Department will continue to enforce these violations, as we seek to ensure proper parking accommodations are available to our disables residents and visitors and to our disabled veterans,” the department wrote.
Anyone who witnesses a violation is urged to contact dispatch at 508-845-1212.