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.
How do I get a handicap placard in California?
You can get the Application for Disabled Person Placard or Plates (Form REF 195) by going to your local California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office or printing the document online. There is no fee for a permanent parking placards and license plates, but there is a $6 fee for a temporary parking placards.
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.
Does Handicap pay for parking in California?
No, the handicap placard/license plate allows for parking in handicap spaces, in any parking zone that is restricted as to the length of time parking is permitted as indicated by a sign erected pursuant to a local ordinance, or to park in any metered parking space without being required to pay parking meter fees.
Can you get handicap placard at AAA?
No, you cannot. First, you must have a doctor certify your handicap, then your local DMV, where you get your license plates, will issue you a placard or plates. The AAA, however, can provide excellent trip advice and roadside assistance, if needed.
Can you park free at a meter with a handicap placard?
Disabled Person Parking Privileges. Once you have a valid DP placard, DP plates, or DV plates, you may park: There is no time limit with a DP placard, DP license plates, or DV license plates. In an on-street metered parking space at no charge.
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