How many handicapped parking spaces are required by state law?

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Q: How many handicapped parking spaces are required by state law?

A: State law (M.G.L. Ch. 40, Sect. 21, Cl. 23) requires the following number of spaces, based upon the total spaces in a given lot available to the public:
• Between 16 and 25 spaces: one handicapped space
• Between 26 and 40 spaces: five percent of such spaces but not less than two
• Between 41 and 100 spaces: four percent of such spaces but not less than three
• Between 101 and 200 spaces: three percent of such spaces but not less than four
• Between 201 and 500 spaces: two percent of such spaces but not less than six
• Between 501 and 1,000 spaces: one and one-half percent of such spaces but not less than 10
• Between 1,001 and 2,000 spaces: one percent of such spaces but not less than 15
• Between 2,001 and 5,000 spaces: three-fourths of one percent of such spaces but not less than 20
• More than 5,000 spaces: one-half of one percent of such spaces but not less than 30