Vehicle Services

Plates and Placards

Disability Symbol/Hearing Impaired


The disability plate or placard permits the recipient to park in specially marked spaces provided for the exclusive use of persons with a disability. The person with a disability must be the driver or a passenger in the vehicle when the disability parking space is used. Disability plates can only be displayed on a specific vehicle registered or leased by the person with the disability.

Recipients must complete a Disability-Hearing Impaired Plate/Placard Application or have one on file. 
Temporary Disability Placards

Temporary disability placards are valid for six months at which time a new certification must be completed.

Apply for a Temporary Disability Placard.

Hearing Impaired

The Hearing Impaired plate is in a special, reserved number format beginning with the letter "H." Hearing Impaired plates and placards alert law enforcement, emergency services and others approaching the vehicle that the driver is hearing impaired. Hearing Impaired plates/placards are not valid for special parking privileges. 

Medical Certification

The Medical Certification section on the application must be completed by an authorized physician (doctor of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry or chiropractic, licensed to practice medicine in the United States), an authorized physician assistant, a registered nurse practitioner or by a hospital administrator. Applicants must meet specific criteria to be eligible. See application

For additional information, please see our Vehicle Services FAQ.

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