Handicap Placards & Plates
HANDICAPPED PARKING, LONG & SHORT TERM
Disabled persons must have either a current Florida Driver License or a Florida Identification Card issued by the Florida Division of Driver Licenses.
LONG TERM DISABLED PERSON HANDICAP PLACARDS
A long-term disabled person parking placard is available to any individual with permanent mobility problems or those who are legally blind. The disability must be certified by:
- A Florida or out-of-state physician, osteopathic physician, podiatrist, chiropractic or optometrist, the Florida Division of Blind Services, the Adjudication Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Veterans Administration, or the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Long-term permits are issued for a period of four years and expire on the disabled person’s birthday.
- Individuals seeking the long-term parking placard must submit a completed application. There is no fee.
TEMPORARY DISABLED PERSON PARKING PLACARDS
Temporary disabled person parking placards are available to any individual with a temporary disability. This has to be certified by a Florida or out-of-state physician, osteopathic physician, chiropractor, optometrist, the Florida Division of Blind Services, or the Adjudication Office of the U.S. Veterans Administration.
Individuals seeking the temporary parking placard must submit a completed application, along with a $15 fee. The permit may be valid as determined by your physician not to exceed six months.
WHEELCHAIR LICENSE PLATE
The wheelchair plate may be issued to a disabled person who qualifies for a disabled parking permit and owns a vehicle.
DISABLED VETERAN WHEELCHAIR LICENSE PLATE
A disabled veteran may receive a wheelchair license plate for one vehicle registered in his/her name. The veteran must be honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces with a 100% service connected disability. This license plate cannot be issued for a manufactured home, a commercial vehicle or a truck with a gross vehicle weight over 26,000 pounds.
The following must be submitted for processing:
- An Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit or Application for a Disabled, Disabled Veteran or Motorcycle Wheelchair License Plate.
- Proof of Florida Residency (one of the following):
- A Florida driver license
- A copy of the veteran’s Declaration of Domicile, which has been properly filed with the Clerk of Circuit Court
- A copy of the veteran’s Florida Voter Information Card
- An affidavit stating the veteran has been a resident of Florida continuously for the preceding five years
- Proof of Disabled Veteran Eligibility stating 100% service-connected disability rating for compensation or service-connected disability rating of 100% and disability retirement pay from any branch of the United States Armed Services (one of the following):
- A card issued by the United States Department of Veterans’ Affairs or any branch of the Armed Services
- A letter issued by the United States Department of Veterans’ Affairs or the Veterans Administration Office
Knowingly providing false information on an application to obtain a disabled parking placard is a misdemeanor of the first degree, the penalty for which is up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of $1,000.