DISABLED PERSONS PARKING PERMITS


Individuals with temporary or permanent disabilities or organizations that provide transportation services for the disabled may apply for a parking permit. The permit entitles the disabled person or the driver transporting the disabled passenger to park in spaces designated for the disabled.


Permanent Permits


Permanent parking permits are issued for up to four years and expire on the customer's birthday. The customer must have a valid Florida driver license or identification card and present a completed Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit signed and dated by the certifying authority within the last 12 months.

Qualified organizations may obtain as many permanent parking permits as it has vehicles to transport disabled persons. The Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit must be completed in full by an authorized representative of the organization.

If you are a US Veteran who has been previously evaluated and certified by the US Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the US Armed Forces as 100% permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability, you may renew a parking placard by providing a US Department of Veterans Affairs Form Letter 27-333, or its equivalent, issued within the last 12 months in lieu of the Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit Form.

There is no fee for a permanent parking permit.


Temporary Permits


Temporary parking permits are issued for a period up to six months. The customer must have a valid Florida driver license or identification card and present a completed Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit signed and dated by the certifying authority within the last 12 months. The fee for the temporary parking permit is $15.00. If a second temporary permit is required to the customer within a 12 month period there is no fee for the second permit. However, if the second temporary permit is required outside of the 12 month period a new application is needed along with the $15.00 fee.


Out of State Residents and Foreign Citizens


Temporary parking permits may also be issued to out of state residents who are here as visitors.
The out of state resident must present a completed Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit signed by a physician or certifying authority licensed in the state of Florida and dated within the last 12 months along with a copy of their out of state identification. The permit will be issued for a period of three months and the fee will be $15.00.

Temporary parking permits may also be issued to foreign citizens who are here in a visitor status. The foreign citizen must present a completed Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit along with a copy of their current out-of-country parking permit (both sides) and valid identification. The permit will be issued for a period of three months and the fee will be $15.00

Replacement Permits


Any county tax collector’s office may process replacement disabled parking permits. The following documentation will need to be submitted: 

A. A certificate of disability (form HSMV 83039, Application For Disabled Person Parking Permit) issued to the disabled applicant within the last 12 months. This means that the medical provider signed form HSMV 83039 within the last 12 months of the disabled person applying for a replacement. 

NOTE: A veteran who has been previously evaluated and certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the United States Armed Forces as permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability may provide a United States Department of Veterans Affairs Form Letter 27-333, or its equivalent, issued within the last 12 months in lieu of a certificate of disability. 

B. Form HSMV 83146, Application For Replacement License Plate, Validation Decal, or Parking Permit, accurately completed. 

C. If a parking permit is stolen, the applicant should report this to a law enforcement agency. The applicant will attest that the parking permit has been reported as stolen on form HSMV 83146. The expiration date will remain the same as the parking permit that was lost, stolen, or damaged. 

There is no fee for replacement of a permanent or long-term parking permit or a temporary placard. 
 

 

Proper Usage of Your Disabled Person Parking Permit