Disabled Parking Permit

Parking permit placards to be issued for use by certified disabled persons who have long-term, permanent, or temporary mobility impairment or who are certified as legally blind or temporarily sight-impaired.

What do I need?

    • *NEW* If your parking permit has been lost, stolen, or destroyed and a replacement parking permit is needed and an Application for Disabled Parking Permit has not been provided to our office within the previous 12 months, a new Application for Disabled Parking Permit is needed in order to replace your parking permit.
    • The disabled person and the certifying authority must complete the Application for Disabled Parking Permit.
      The disability must be certified by one of the following:

      1. Licensed physician
      2. Licensed podiatric physician
      3. Licensed optometrist
      4. Licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner
      5. Licensed physician assistant
      6. Similarly licensed physician from another state if the application is accompanied by documentation of the physician’s licensure in the other state and a form signed by the out-of-state physician verifying his or her knowledge of this state’s eligibility guidelines.
    • In order to qualify, disabled persons must have either a current Florida Driver’s License or a Florida Identification Card issued by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles.

NOTE:

      For cases where the severity of the disability prevents a disabled person from physically visiting or being transported to a driver license or Tax Collector office to obtain a driver license or identification card, a certifying physician must also sign the exemption section of the department’s

Application for Disabled Parking Permit

    to exempt the disabled person from having a driver’s license or identification card and number. In this case, we would need proof of identity in the form of a birth certificate or similar document.

When does it expire and how much are they?

    • *NEW* Beginning October 1, 2012: If you are renewing a parking permit and an Application for Disabled Parking Permit has not been provided to our office within the previous 12 months, a new Application for Disabled Parking Permit is needed in order to renew your parking permit.
    • A permanent parking permit will be issued for 4 years and will expire on the disabled person’s birthday the 4th year after issuance. This parking permit is provided at no charge.
    • A temporary parking permit will be issued for the time indicated by the certifying authority but not more than 6 months. There is a $15.00 fee for this parking permit.

NOTE:

      If the person is still disabled when the temporary parking permit expires, an additional parking permit may be issued at no charge, if within 12 – month period from the date of the prior fee payment. A new application is needed from the certifying authority for the remaining six months.

Can I get a wheelchair symbol license plate?

A wheelchair symbol license plate may be issued to a disabled person who owns a vehicle and qualifies for a disabled parking permit. A disabled veteran who has a DV license plate and qualifies for a parking permit may also be issued a DV wheelchair plate.

I live in another state. Can I get a parking permit for Florida while visiting?

Yes. The disabled person and the certifying authority must complete the Application for Disabled Parking Permit and the disabled person must provide photo identification from the state of residence or a U.S. Passport.
 
The disability must be certified by one of the following licensed in Florida:

  1. Licensed physician
  2. Licensed podiatric physician
  3. Licensed optometrist
  4. Licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner
  5. Licensed physician assistant

A 90 day temporary parking permit will be issued for $15. An additional 90 day temporary parking permit may be purchased if needed. A new form completed by the certifying authority will be needed for the additional 90 days.
 

Can I use my parking permit in another state?

Florida has a reciprocal agreement with every state in the United States which allows a resident from another state to use their current permit from their home state on any vehicle they are riding in while visiting Florida. There are also 12 provinces in Canada that are reciprocal with Florida. Please call our office for those 12 provinces.