Disabled Parking Permits in Florida
Disabled Parking permits are very important to the handicapped. All 50 states honor disabled permits from other states. Receiving a disabled license plate or placard is not difficult but the issuing guidelines and use of the permit are closely regulated to prevent abuse. The procedures, forms and fees are outlined below.
- Application Requirements
- Expiration Date
- Types permit
- Display Requirements
- Application Form
- Frequently Asked Questions
To receive a disabled parking permit you must complete an application form HSMV 83039 and have it certified by a Physician, Osteopathic Physician, a Podiatric Physician, a Chiropractor, an Optometrist, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner licensed under Chapter 464, under the protocol of a licensed Physician, a Physician Assistant licensed to practice under Chapter 458 or Chapter 459, or by a similarly licensed physician from another state.
Disabled persons must have either a current Florida driver license or a Florida identification card issued by the Florida Division of Driver Licenses. The driver license or ID number must be affixed to the parking permit.
Permanent parking permits must be renewed by your birthday every four years. There is no cost to renew a permit. Although there is no cost, you must still advise us of your eligibility to have the permit(s), by using one of two easy ways - over the internet or by phone. When we have received your renewal information, a new permit will be mailed to you. Please allow two weeks for processing.
Four Year Permit
The four year parking permit (blue placard) expires on the disabled person's birthday four (4) years after it was issued. These permits may be renewed through the mail or by visiting an office. If renewing by mail, please send a self addressed, stamped envelope. There is no charge for a four year parking permit, if an additional parking permit is needed for a “frequent traveler,” that permit is also issued at no fee. No more than two permits may be issued to a disabled person.
A person whose disability is temporary may qualify for a temporary parking permit (red placard). It may be issued for up to six months from the date of issuance, and may be extended as needed with a new certification. Form HSMV 83039 must be signed by both the applicant and physician or other qualified authority as listed above. The permit may be extended to a year without charge. The initial cost of a temporary parking permit is $15.00 regardless of how many days the permit is issued. Persons who have been issued Temporary Parking Permits are not eligible to receive an additional placard.
Wheelchair Symbol License Plate
A person who qualifies for a disabled parking permit can be issued a wheelchair symbol license plate in lieu of the disabled parking permit. Expires yearly on the first registered owner’s birthday. There are no additional costs added to the annual registration fee.The following is needed to obtain a wheelchair symbol license plate:
- A completed Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit HSMV 83039 or Application for International Wheelchair License Plate HSMV 83007 must be signed by the applicant and his/her physician for the license plate to be issued.
- The applicant must have either a current Florida driver license or a Florida Identification Card issued by the Florida Division of Driver Licenses.
- Proof of Florida Insurance.
Link to Form HSMV 83007
The permit must be hung on the rear view mirror of any vehicle used to transport the disabled person(s). The permit number must be visible from the front of the vehicle.
Organizations who provide regular transportation service to disabled may also receive a disabled permit.
Subsequent or additional parking permits may be issued to persons who are certified as a quadriplegic, or are frequent travelers.
The placard is transferable to any vehicle transporting the disabled person to whom the placard was issued.
All parking permits must have a valid yellow decal.
There is no charge for a four year disabled person parking permit. The fee for a temporary disabled person parking permit is $15, including tax collector fees.
Use this form to apply for your Disabled Parking Permit:
State of Florida Frequently Asked Questions Link