Disability Placards and Plates
Who is eligible and who determines if you qualify?
- A licensed physician
- A licensed physician assistant
- A licensed registered nurse
You may receive disabled parking privileges if you have a disability that meets at least 1 of the following criteria:
- You can’t walk 200 feet without stopping to rest.
- Your ability to walk is severely limited due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition.
- You’re so severely disabled that you can’t walk without the use of or assistance from a brace, cane, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device.
- You use portable oxygen.
- You’re restricted by lung disease to such an extent that forced expiratory respiratory volume when measured by spirometry is less than 1 liter/second or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg on room air at rest.
- You’re impaired by cardiovascular disease or cardiac condition to the extent that your functional limitations are classified as Class III or IV under standards accepted by the American Heart Association.
- You have a disability resulting from an acute sensitivity to automobile emissions which limits or impairs your ability to walk. Your physician, physician assistant, or advanced registered nurse practitioner must document that the disability is comparable in severity to the others listed above.
- You’re legally blind and have limited mobility.
- You have acute sensitivity to light associated with a form of porphyria that would significantly benefit from a decrease in exposure to light. Porphyria refers to a group of inheritable metabolic disorders in which exposure to light can result in burning, blistering, swelling, and scarring of the skin.
A Disability Application must be completed by one of the following above and can be brought to any DOL office to be processed. Placards are given out at the office.
Disability Plates are available for any Vehicle Title holder who wishes to return one Permanent Placard in exchange for purchasing Disability Plates. One Permanent Placard can also be exchanged for a Disabled Registration Tab for any Vehicle Title holder with Personal or Special plates.