Disabled Parking Permit Information

Any vehicle parked in a space labeled disabled parking is required to display a Florida Parking Placard, Disabled Veteran License Plate, or Wheelchair license plate. The placard is issued to any individual with disabilities that limit or impair the ability to walk or is certified as legally blind. The placard is valid for up to four years and and expires on the applicant's birthday. There is no charge for a disabled placard and an additional placard may be issued to a frequent traveler or quadriplegic. Florida residents with a permanent Disabled Parking Placard may apply for a wheelchair license plate.

If your disability is temporary, you may also receive a placard for up to six months. An extension of a temporary placard may be issued at no additional cost within a 12 month period from the date of the original placard if authorized by the physician. The cost for a temporary placard is $15, regardless of how long it is issued for. Anyone receiving a temporary parking permit is not eligible to receive an additional placard.

To obtain either a permanent or temporary parking permit, applicants must fill out DHSMV Form 83039 and have it signed by their physician. A veteran who has been previously evaluated and certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the United States Armed Forces as permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability may provide a United States Department of Veterans Affairs Form Letter 27-333, or its equivalent, issued within the last 12 months in lieu of a certificate of disability.

Effective July 1, 2012, all replacement parking permits require DHSMV Form 83039 to be completed and signed by their certifying authority within the last 12 months.

Effective October 1, 2012, all parking permit renewals require DHSMV Form 83039 to be completed and signed by their certifying authority within the last 12 months.

For more information, please visit FLHSMV's website or contact our office.