Example of Florida Driver Licenses

Disabled Person Parking

Timothy Murphy Motorist Services

Long Term Disabled Person Parking 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 one of the following:

  • Florida or out-of-state Physician
  • Osteopathic Physician
  • Podiatrist
  • Chiropractor
  • Optometrist
  • Florida Division of Blind Services
  • Adjudication Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Veterans Administration
  • Florida Department of Veterans Affairs.

A current application form with the completed certification is required for both the initial issuance and renewal of a disabled person parking placard. Only application forms revised after December 1996 or later may be accepted.

Disabled persons must have either a current Florida Driver License or Identification Card.

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 Disabled Person Parking Placard Application Form (HSMV 83039). There is no fee for a long-term disabled parking placard. Individuals are limited to two placards. Applications may be obtained at at one of the Tax Collector’s Service Centers (for location information, click here).

Temporary Disabled Person Parking Placards

Temporary disabled person parking placards are available to any individual with a temporary disability. The disability must be certified by one of the following:

  • Florida or out-of-state physician
  • Osteopathic Physician
  • Chiropractor
  • Optometrist
  • Florida Division of Blind Services
  • Adjudication Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Individuals seeking the temporary parking placard must submit a Disabled Person Parking Placard Application Form (HSMV 83039). The fee is $15. The permit may be valid as determined by your physician, not to exceed 1 year. (If an additional 6 months is needed after the original issuance, qualified individuals may obtain a second 6 month permit at no charge.) Applications may be obtained at one of the Tax Collector’s Service Centers (for location information, click here).

Renewal Of Long Term Disabled Person Parking Placards

Any person issued a blue permanent disabled parking permit must renew their placard every four years, prior to expiration. At the time of renewal, a completed Disabled Person Parking Placard Application Form (HSMV 83039) must be provided, and it must be signed by a certifying medical authority within the last 12 months. There is no fee for the renewal of a long-term disabled parking placard. Renewals may also be conducted by mail or by visiting one of the Tax Collector’s Service Centers (for location information, click here).

Disabled Person License Plate

The Tax Collector’s Office initially issues and replaces the Wheel Chair Symbol license plate. Fees: $28 Original Plate Issue fee, the regular registration taxes due and $1.50 Plate Mail fee. These license plates may only be issued for use on the following types of vehicles: Automobiles for private use; trucks weighing 5,000 pounds or less; automobiles which seat under nine passengers and are for hire; and, motor homes or truck campers not for hire or commercial use.

In addition to regular registration requirements, proof of eligibility that the applicant is permanently confined to a wheelchair or qualifies for a long term Disabled Person Parking Placard must be submitted by way of the following documents: The physician’s statement certifying permanent confinement to a wheelchair; or, a statement on letterhead stationary from any physician licensed to practice in the United States stating that the applicant is permanently confined to a wheelchair; or, a completed completed Disabled Person Parking Placard Application Form (HSMV 83039).