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Description of Parking Placards/Permits for Disabled Persons
Effective May 23, 2005, DMV began issuing new placards/permits. Placards issued before this date continue to be valid until they expire.
When you request a disability parking placard/permit at a DMV service location, you are given a receipt to have available for parking and law enforcement personnel. There are three types of placards/permits available.
One-Week permits are issued to customers who only require the placard for a week or less, such as visitors, residents with a short-term disability or residents whose vehicle with disability tags is being repaired. The customer can self-certify their disability without a requirement to obtain a physician's certification. The permit is not renewable within a one-year period.
Temporary placards are issued to customers with a physical condition that substantially impairs their mobility, and is expected to last no longer than five years. Your physician must certify the application and indicate the expected length of your disability. If your disabled privileges are needed for a longer period of time, a new application with a physician's certification is required.
Long-term placards are issued to customers with a long-term disability. The list of qualifying disabilities are included on the application. A physician's certification is not required if the customer has an obvious missing lower extremity. The placard is valid up to 8 years to coincide with the expiration of the customer's license or identification card. To renew, a new application with a physician's certification is required.
Temporary and long-term placards expire on the last day of the month and year indicated on the placard.
Placards/permits should be hung from the rearview mirror while the vehicle is parked in a space authorized for the disabled or if free meter parking is desired. Placards/permits must be removed from the rearview mirror while the vehicle is in motion.