Recent state legislation has changed some of the requirements for the reserved parking program for the disabled and placards for persons with disabilities.
New requirements include:
- An application to include documentation from a doctor or other authorized professional certifying the disability under penalty of perjury;
- Recertification of a disability once every three years for a three-year placard and annually for license plates;
- Placards will have a punch-out system to identify expiration dates and have a sticker applied to them, much like license plates.
Applicants must submit a completed DR 2219 Persons with Disabilities Parking Privileges Application to the county motor vehicle office.
Applicant, guardian, or entity representative must provide Secure and Verifiable Identification (SVID) information or have it witnessed on the DR 2219 Application for Persons with Disabilities Parking Privileges or the witnessed DR 2842 Attestation of Supplemental Secure and Verifiable Identification Information.
Upon renewal on and after Feb. 1, 2011, applicants for both temporary and 3-year placards must submit a new DR 2219 Persons with Disabilities Parking Privileges Application including the verification by a professional.
3-year placard holders may no longer submit a self-certification of disability for renewals.
Persons with Disabilities license plates are renewed annually, but on and after Feb. 1, 2011 the plate holder must complete and submit a new DR 2219 Persons with Disabilities Parking Privileges Application including a verification by a professional in the disability certification year.
Disabled Veteran Handicap Plates
Qualified disabled veterans are eligible to receive one set of disabled veteran handicap plates at no charge from the State Department of Revenue.
In addition to the Disabled Parking Privileges Application, persons seeking Disabled Veteran handicap plates must also submit the following:
- A copy of a letter from the Veteran’s Administration or letter from their branch of service stating that the qualifying person is 50 percent or more Permanent Service-Connected Disabled.
- A copy of their verified written physical impairment letter.