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By CondoAssociation.com • December 31, 2017

Who should pay for handicap parking sign?

I live in Central NJ and my condo association is part of a master association. My HOA has about 250 units, with unassigned residential parking (first come, first serve) in designated residential areas, as well as visitor parking designated areas. Handicap parking is on an as-needed basis, with unit owners having to request a handicap spot thru the HOA. Once approved, the unit owner then has to pay for the sign to posted and any other changes made to the spot. I was under the impression that under the Fair Housing Act, that this was illegal due to HOAs having to accommodate handicapped persons. Also, once the unit owner no longer needs the handicap spot (stops driving, passes away), they do not refund their money, and they may or may not charge the next person who gets assigned that spot. I was also under the impression that it was illegal to charge a handicapped person, when no one else is being charged for a reserved spot.

Is the charging for the sign legal or illegal in the state of NJ. As mentioned, residential and visitor parking is not assigned, but there are residential and visitor parking areas.

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