There are no parking regulations enshrined in law in Guatemala and as such, parking is very haphazard. Most people take the chance for free parking along the side of roads.
In the big cities such as Guatemala City you’ll find more formal parking in the commercial districts including attended parking garages, metered parking in bays along the street and open lots where a ticket is required. It’s often safer and more convenient to use these – the fees for parking are generally inexpensive.
There’s little enforcement of parking as much of it is free. You’ll only encounter police involvement in parking where a road or access is obstructed, then, you’ll find your car being towed away.
Many Guatemalans were injured in the civil war but despite this, there are no concessions for disabled drivers. If you need help, try an attended lot or parking garage or just do like the locals do and park wherever you can find a space near to where you want to go.