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Apply for Disability Tags

The Application for Disability Parking Placard or Tags [PDF] is available at any DMV service center location and on this website. You must be a DC resident to obtain disability tags.

The application includes a portion that must be completed by your physician if you are applying for a disability tag. The application completed by your physician may be mailed to DC DMV, Medical Review Services, PO Box 90120, Washington, DC 20090, faxed to (202) 673-9908 or brought to any DMV service center location.

If your application is approved, you may be issued disability tags. By law, DC residents may be issued one set of disability tags and a disability parking placard/permit. You have the option to receive disability tags for one or two years based on your vehicle registration.

Please note that if you request disability tags, you must present your current driver license or non-driver identification card, current vehicle tags (if not an initial application), and a vehicle registration in your name before receiving the new tags.

There is no extra charge for disability tags. However, there is the normal, annual registration fee for the disability tag. Also, if you already have pleasure tags and are obtaining disability tags, there is a $10 tag transfer fee. You must surrender any existing tags to obtain disability tags.

Only the vehicle owner, as depicted on the vehicle registration for the disability tags, may use the vehicle to park in a disability space. If someone other than the vehicle owner is driving the vehicle with disability tags, he/she cannot park in a disability space unless the vehicle owner is also in the vehicle.

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