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Wakulla County Sheriff's office: We will ticket you for parking in handicap spots, fire lanes

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 16:23:28-05

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Wakulla County Sheriff's office isn't giving any more warnings to people who illegally park in handicap parking spots and fire lanes.

Deputies shared a warning on Facebook Friday afternoon announcing a "zero tolerance initiative" when it comes to illegal parking in handicap parking spots and fire lanes.

WCSO says they've received numerous complaints about people violating the law. Now, those offenders will start receiving tickets by order of Wakulla County Sheriff Jared Miller.

"If you decide to illegally park in spots designated as handicapped parking you will be issued a ticket ... NO MORE WARNINGS," the department wrote. "These spots are designated to help the people who are in need of these parking spots and we will no longer issue warnings on the matter."

The sheriff's office has even put up a sign board on U.S. 319 near the Walmart store reminding people of the zero tolerance policy.

If you see a vehicle that is violating the law regarding these parking spots, WCSO asks that you please call them at 850-745-7100 and report it.