To get a DP Placard, you will need to do the following: Fill out and sign an Application for Disabled Person Placard or Plates (REG 195).
Have a licensed physician (or surgeon, optometrist, etc.) that has knowledge of the disability and/or disease sign the Doctor’s Certification section.
What qualifies you for a handicap placard?
Some health conditions that commonly qualify a person for a handicap permit include: Inability to walk without the use of a brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, wheelchair or similar device. Diseases that limit walking or the ability to use your legs. Advanced lung or cardiac disease.
How long does it take to get a handicap placard in CA?
about 2 weeks
How long does it take to get a handicap placard in the mail?
Please allow 45-60 days to process your application/certification form. If you are applying for a temporary disability parking placard (good for up to six months depending on your diagnosis), you may visit a Secretary of State facility and be issued a red, temporary disability parking placard.
Can a car with a handicap placard be towed?
Typically, a car with a handicapped sticker or placard cannot be towed if it is parked in a handicapped parking spot. The entire purpose of such identification is to let others know that the driver has a disability which makes walking longer distances (such as to and from storefronts) difficult, if not impossible.
Can diabetics get handicap parking?
Handicap parking is not a perk for having a chronic disease, such as arthritis. It is a necessity if you live with pain and disability. A permit or placard entitles you to park your vehicle in designated parking spots close to a building or venue.
What is the punishment for using a handicap placard?
If convicted of violating section 472, one can face up to a year in jail if the case is filed as a misdemeanor and up to three years in prison, plus up to a $10,000 fine if the case is filed as a felony. Handicapped parking fraud often also involves counterfeit disability placards.
Who qualifies for disabled parking?
A person is automatically eligible for a badge if they are over two years old and meet at least one of the following criteria: a receives the Higher Rate of the Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance; b receives a Personal Independence Payment for being unable to walk further than 50 metres (a score of 8
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