The Wilton Police Department has launched an enforcement and education effort focusing on handicap parking. There will be a stepped up enforcement of violations through the 19th.
Officers will also be educating local property owners on the proper marking of handicap spaces. Handicap placards and vehicles with special license plates may not use a handicap space unless the vehicle is being driven by or carrying a passenger to whom the placard or plate were issued.
It's a $150 fine for the first offense, $250 for a subsequent offense and the third or subsequent offenses will result in a vehicle being towed and impounded until payment of any fines.
The use of a handicap placard or a special license plate issued to a person that is deceased is punishable by a $500 fine.