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Your DMV :Handicapped Plates and Placards

Intended for persons with disabilities, handicapped plates and parking placards identify a driver as disabled and allow him or her to park closer to buildings. Disabled placards are valid for three (3) years.

To obtain a special plate or placard for the first time, customers must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest; or
  • Cannot walk safely without the use of or assistance from a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair or other assistive device; or
  • Is restricted by lung disease; or
  • Uses portable oxygen; or
  • Has a cardiac condition to the extent that the applicant's or household member's functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to the standards set by the American Heart Association; or
  • Is severely limited in his or her ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition

To apply for a handicapped plate or placard:

To renew a handicapped plate or placard:

  • Submit a written certification that you continue to need a handicapped plate or placard because of the disability for which either were previously issued
  • A physician's signature is not needed to renew your plate or placard

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