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HandicapMD helps disabled drivers by offering concierge disabled person evaluations by licensed doctors to help you obtain your DMV handicap parking placard online.   Our physicians will evaluate your documents, assess your physical health, complete your DMV forms, and assist you in getting your disabled parking permit!  HandicapMD makes it easy, fast, and most of all, convenient! 

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Types of Medical Conditions that May Qualify You For Your DMV Handicap Parking Placard

Disabilities that qualify for Handicap parking placards vary by state; here are a few that qualify in most states.

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Mobility Problems

How to Get Your Concierge DMV Disabled Persons Parking Placard Evaluation Online

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To get your disabled person parking placard or disabled person's license plate, This can be done for all the vehicles you own. However, you must be a legitimately disabled person before you will get approval. The good news is that there is no additional fee for an extra disability placard or plate.

To find out if you qualify, just continue to read our article. It lays out the information you need to know in order to get your disabled parking permits. Another piece of good news is that you can order new or replacement placards online.


Are you eligible for Disability Parking Placard or plates?


For you to be eligible to apply, you need your authorized medical provider, doctor, etc., to verify your disability as well as check if you meet eligibility guidelines. The guidelines for qualification are as follows:


  • You have lost mobility due to disease or disorder
  • You are restricted by lung disease; this is further clarified by spirometry, which measures your forced air volume after 1 sec and is less than 1 liter or your arterial oxygen tension is less than 60mm/hg at rest
  • You are missing or have lost one or both hands
  • You are missing one or both legs
  • Your eyes have vision issues
  • Your use of your extremities has been lost, including your hands
  • You have contracted a disease that impairs or interferes with mobility
  • You need a device to help you move
  • Your eyes do not have full vision 


Meet Our Founder

Dr. Eric Jackson-Scott M.D., M.P.H.

Occupational Medicine & Preventive Medicine Physician


Dr. Eric Jackson-Scott is an Occupational / Preventive Medicine physician.  He completed his residency at an Ivy League institution, - University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Jackson-Scott suffered a near fatal car accident that required getting a temporary disability placard.  The process was not easy.  Dr. Jackson-Scott began exploring how to make the process easier and more affordable for patients in need.  In June 2021, he opened HandicapMD in Los Angeles, CA and since then, HandicapMD has expanded across the country. 

Dr. Jackson-Scott and the team are very passionate about providing access to disabled parking for as many people as possible in as many states as possible who are in need of this beneficial service.  With the help of the Jackson-Scott Foundation, the team works diligently to help disabled children & adults get the help they require.


What is the Concierge Handicap Parking Placard Evaluation Process?


The first step in the process is to download and print an application form off of the internet when you visit the DMV’s website.


While there is a  fee for temporary parking placards, you do not have to pay a fee if you are applying for a permanent disabled parking placard or plate. The second step - you and your doctor will fill out the application.


Then you have to bring it to your nearest DMV office or mail it in, whichever is more convenient for you.



What is the medical certification form for your disability parking placard?

This form is part of your application, and it needs to be filled out by an approved medical professional. This medical caregiver must be aware and have full knowledge of your disability. You have a little freedom here, as your medical professional can be one of the following:

  • Licensed doctor
  • Surgeon
  • Chiropractor
  • Optometrist
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Certified nurse midwife
  • The person you select from that list will need to provide basic personal information, for example, name, address, medical license number and so on. Then they will have to check the category your disability falls under and provide a brief summary of your disability. Once he or she has finished their portion and signed it, that part of the application is ready to be turned in. If by chance, you do not have an approved medical professional to fill out that portion of your application, then you can contact organizations like handicapMD.com for help. This organization will connect you with a qualified medical professional, through the internet, and he or she will evaluate your disability and see if you meet the guidelines for eligibility. This makes this portion of the application process simpler and easier when you find it difficult to travel to appointments. Placards Vs. License plates While both options provide you with the same disabled parking privileges, there are a few differences between the two options. One difference is that you can’t lose your plates. They are permanently attached to your car or truck. The placard can often be misplaced when you are not careful. However, you cannot move a plate from car to car. That is where the placard has the advantage over the license plates. The placard can be used in any car you are riding in or driving. It just takes a second to move it from one rear view mirror to another.


Types of disabled parking permits

How to Get Your DMV Handicap Disabled Persons Placard /  Disability License parking Plate


#1. Permanent- This is for those people who suffer from permanent disabilities, and it is typically valid for 2 years. This may vary from state to state The placard expires every June 30th in an odd year. The limit is one permanent placard per person.

#2. Temporary: This option is for those who are suffering from temporary disabilities and will recover in a short time. Their placards last for 6 months or until the date your doctor has set arrives. That date can be less than 6 months.. The disadvantage to this option is that it can only be renewed 6 consecutive times.  This may vary from state to state.  You would need to ensure the appropriate information by checking the state DMV forms.

#3. Travel placard: This option is for those state residents who have a permanent disabled placard. This can be either the placard or the plate, and it is good for up to 30 days from the date issued by the DMV.


#4. Non-resident travel placards: these are for non-state residents who are traveling to the state or through it. You must have a permanent disability parking permit from your home state to be eligible to get one. The non-resident travel permit is only good for 90 days or the date set by your doctor- whichever is shorter.


#5. Permanent disabled veteran license plate: you must be a disabled veteran to qualify and have an accepted disability. If you qualify, then you may be exempt from paying vehicle registration and license fees.



To learn more about these different disability placards, contact your local DMV office and talk to them. Or visit their website and search for the appropriate web page.



To apply for your disabled parking permit  


The process is not difficult, and you can do it online. All you have to do is sign up with HandicapMD, get approved by our practitioners, and mail it in.


The final way to apply is to go to your DMV office, pick up an application form, fill it out, and turn it in at the same office. Make sure the parking spaces and sections are filled out and properly signed. That means taking it to your approved medical professional and having them fill out the section that pertains to them. Make sure they sign the form as well.


When you are applying for a temporary placard, make sure to have your checkbook and your driver license. You will be required to pay the fees at the time of application.  Patients that are being treated for a workers compensation injury can also get their parking permits.

To apply for a disability parking placard


The process is the same for this option as it is for the removable windshield placard. You will need to meet the eligibility requirements and have your medical professional fill out and sign their portion of the application.


You can download, print or pick up the application, whichever is most convenient for you. Now where it gets different from the placard process, is that you have to provide your vehicle’s registration card or fill out a vehicle registration form and provide all necessary information.


Next, you have to pay any normal registration fees that are due and also surrender your current plates.



Medical provider’s certification of disability plate—a special license plate



As you already know, the person who fills in this section of your application must be a doctor, certified nurse midwife, chiropractor, surgeon, optometrist, or physician’s assistant. A licensed chiropractor can certify a disability where a person has lost the use of one or both legs or those legs have significant mobility limitations.


When you have a vision problem, then your optometrist, or a doctor or surgeon who specializes in eye diseases, may also complete and sign the medical portion of your placard application.


When you do not need a medical provider’s certification of disability:


  • When you have lost a leg, foot, or both hands and you appear in person at the nearest DMV office, Make sure you have the completed application in hand when you do visit.
  • You already have a permanent DP placard or license plate assigned to your vehicle. Make sure to put the plate number in Part A of your application





#1. What permissions come with having a disability parking placard or license plate?



The placard or dp license plates or dv license plate allow you to park in certain zones that are off-limits to other drivers. You would park just like you would in normal parking. These permits allow you to park in the following places:


  • Disability parking spots that have the wheelchair symbol on them or on a sign
  • Blue painted curb- also reserved for disabled people
  • Green painted curb- these usually have time limits to them but those time limits do not apply to those people with a disabled parking placard or license
  • Metered street parking- usually found in the downtown section of any city
  • In restricted street parking reserved for residents or store owners
  • Also, you can get full service gas at self-service prices if those station s have more than one attendant on duty


#2. Can I park anywhere when I get my disabled parking?



No, you can’t. Disabled permits are not a free pass to park anywhere you want. There are some locations where it will still be illegal for you to place your car.


  • If you do not use a wheelchair, you cannot park in a cross-hatched parking zone. Those are reserved for those who are restricted to a wheelchair.
  • Red painted curbs- those are no parking zones all the time for everyone
  • Yellow painted curbs- these zones are for commercial vehicles that need to load or unload passengers.
  • White painted curbs- these are commercial loading and unloading zones. Or they are for those people who need to quickly drop some letters in a mail box.


#3. Can I share my disability parking placard or license plates?


No, you cannot. The disabled permit is for your use only. However, you can use the placard if you are riding in a friend’s or family member's car. It is illegal to do the following:


  • Let a friend or family member borrow your placard
  • Use someone else’s placard
  • Forge a medical professional’s signature
  • Have or display a counterfeit placard or plate

Abusing your permit or plate can lead to the DMV revoking permission to use the placard and the privileges that come with it. You may also be assessed a penalty, fined, or given a short jail sentence.



#4. Do I need to renew my permanent handicap parking placard ?

No, you do not need to do anything to renew your parking permit. The DMV will do that automatically for you as long as they have your current address. If you have moved, make sure to fill out a change of address card at your DMV’s office.


There are several ways you can do this. One, is to visit your local DMV office and fill out and hand in the change of address card. Two, download, fill out, and print the form off of the DMV’s website. Then mail it to the address on the form.


Three, call the DMV and have their automated voice system send you a form. After you get it, fill it out and mail it back in. The good news is that once you have been approved for a disability parking placard, you do not need to go through the medical professional certification again.



#5. How long are disability parking permits valid?


For permanent handicapped placards and plates, under permanent disability, the term is 2 years, dating to every June 30th in an odd year. For example, 2021, 2023, 2025 and so on.


For temporary placards, under temporary disability, their validity lasts only 180 days or the date placed on the application by your doctor. These placards can be renewed up to 6 times in a row.



#6. How do I replace my disability parking permit if it is lost or stolen or damaged?


To get a substitute placard, you need to complete and sign the application for replacement plates, stickers, and documents. Then, if the placard is still in your possession but damaged, give it to the DMV officer and pay the fee if applicable.


You can make an appointment with your local DMV office or you can mail it 



Then you have to wait up to 4 weeks before you receive your replacement placard



#7. I have a wheelchair lift that obstructs the view of my rear license plate. Do you have window decals?



The DMV offers free window stickers or decals for vehicles with a wheelchair lift or carrier. The decal is white background with black letters or numbers. These letters and numbers match the vehicle’s plate. The decal goes on the rear window.  Clearly, this service is available for patients who meet the qualifications for a disabled placard.



To be eligible for a decal, you must:

  • Have a DP placard already
  • Transport a Disabled person with a placard
  • Your vehicle has a placard or plate already



Do NOT give this application to your local DMV motor vehicle office. You will receive your decal within 6 to 8 weeks.



#8. Where are the DMV field offices located?



These offices are spread out throughout each state and you can find the nearest one to your location by going to the DMV website



Some final words


These disabled permits are not for everyone. They are for legitimately disabled people. What they do is help each disabled person find the right parking spot and make their lives a little easier.


The key is to follow all the rules and be legitimately disabled to get a DMV handicap parking placard evaluation online.

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