Road Surface Markings / Pavement Markings Meaning

Some curbs are painted to indicate who may park there and when. Below are common curb colors and their meanings:
Pavement Marking: Red Curb

Pavement Marking: Red Curb

  • Vehicles may not stop, stand, or park here; busses may stop along red curbs marked specifically for busses

Pavement Marking: Green Curb

Pavement Marking: Green Curb

  • There is a time limit for parking in this area, and it usually appears on a nearby sign or the curb itself.

Pavement Marking: Yellow Curb

Pavement Marking: Yellow Curb

  • There will be a posted time limit for how long you may stop to unload passengers or cargo; you must typically stay within your vehicle unless you drive a commercial vehicle

Pavement Marking: White Curb

Pavement Marking: White Curb

  • Vehicles can only stop to pick up or drop off passengers or mail

Pavement Marking: Blue Curb

Pavement Marking: Blue Curb

  • Parking for people with disabilities who have DMV-issued handicapped plates or window signs
  • Handicapped parking spaces may also be marked with blue paint or signs
  • You must a have a disabled person placard or plates
  • Loaning these plates or placards to others is a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine or 6-month imprisonment