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Apply for Disability Parking Placards and Permits

On behalf of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), which regulates parking in the District, DMV issues disability parking placards and permits.

The Application for Disability Parking Placard or Tags [PDF] (used for temporary and long-term placards) and the One-Week Temporary Disability Parking Permit Application [PDF] (used for one-week permits) are available at any DMV service center location and on this website.

The application includes a portion that must be completed by your physician if you are applying for a temporary or long-term disability placard, except as otherwise indicated on the form. There is no physician certification required for the one-week permit. The application may be mailed to: DC DMV, ATTN: Disability Services, PO Box 90120, Washington, DC 20090, faxed to (202) 673-9908, brought to any DMV service center location or submitted online.

If your request is approved, you may be issued either a one-week permit (no physician’s signature required), a temporary placard (up to eight years) or a long-term placard (eight years to coincide with the expiration of your driver license or identification card). By law, one placard and one set of vehicle tags may be issued for each applicant that is a DC resident.

There is no charge for a disability placard or permit. If you mailed, faxed or submitted your application online, DMV will mail the parking placard or permit to you. If you prefer to process your application in person, you may visit any DMV service center location. You may also send someone in your place, provided they bring a copy of your driver license or identification card. Disabled parking placards must be displayed and readable from the front windshield.


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