You can apply for disability tags at any DC DMV service center location and by mail. You must be a District resident to obtain disability tags.
Download and print the DC DMV Application for Disability Parking Placard or Tags, and have your physician complete the medical certification. The application form is available at the link below:
Mail the application, completed by your physician, to:
Disability Tags Services
PO Box 90120,
Washington, DC 20090,
or fax it to (202) 673-9908
or bring it to any DMV service location.
If your application is approved, you may be issued disability tags. By law, District residents may be issued one set of disability tags and a disability parking placard/permit. You have the option to receive disability tags for 1 or 2 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, you will pay the normal, annual registration fee for the disability tag. Also, if you already have pleasure tags and are obtaining disability tags, there is a tag replacement fee. If you are notified that you are eligible for disability tags after you apply, you must go to a DC DMV service center to get the tags. Information on DC DMV fees is available at the link below:
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 or she cannot park in a disability space unless the vehicle owner is also in the vehicle.