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Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

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Disability parking placards and license plates allow the holders to park in areas designated for persons with disabilities.

Application

You may apply for a disability license plate and/or parking placard by completing an Application for Disability License Plate or Parking Placard – State Form 42070. The application may be submitted to any Indiana license branch or mailed to the address listed on the application.

Download Application for Disability License Plate or Parking Placard – State Form 42070 (prior versions of this form will not be accepted)

If applying for a disability license plate or temporary disability placard, include the amount due, as described in the instructions on the application, in the form of a check or money order. A fee is not charged for a permanent disability parking placard.

The disability must be certified by one of the qualifying health care providers listed on the application unless:

  • You are a qualifying company.
  • The application is for a duplicate disability parking placard.
  • You are applying for a disability license plate and you have a valid permanent disability parking placard.

Disability Parking Placards

Eligibility for Parking Placards

Permanent and Temporary PlacardsA disability parking placard may be issued to a person who is certified by a health care provider as having:

  • A permanent or temporary physical disability that requires the use of a wheelchair, a walker, braces, or crutches;
  • Permanently or temporarily lost the use of one or both legs;
  • A permanent or temporary and severe restriction in mobility due to a pulmonary or cardiovascular disability, arthritic condition, or orthopedic or neurological impairment; or
  • Permanently or temporarily blind or visually impaired.

Company parking placards may be issued to a corporation, limited liability corporation, partnership, unincorporated association, or any legal successor of a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or unincorporated association, that is authorized by the state or a political subdivision to operate programs, including the provision of transportation, or facilities for persons with disabilities.

VALIDITY OF PARKING PLACARDS

A permanent disability parking placard does not expire unless a health care provider certifies that the disability is no longer considered to be permanent.

A health care provider may certify that a person’s disability is no longer permanent by mailing a letter to the Indiana BMV explaining the person is no longer permanently disabled and mailing a letter to:

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Titles and Registrations Department
100 N. Senate Avenue, N483
Indianapolis, IN 46204

A temporary disability parking placard expires on the date indicated by the health care provider on the application or six months from the date of issuance, whichever occurs first.

A parking placard issued to a company expires on January 1 of the fourth year after the year in which the placard is issued (for example: A company placard issued on 7/1/2016 expires on 1/1/2020). However, if the company ceases operations, the parking placard is no longer valid (expires immediately).

Disability License Plates

Eligibility for Disability License Plates

Disability License PlateA disability license plate may be issued to a person who is certified by a health care provider as having:

  • A permanent physical disability that requires the use of a wheelchair, a walker, braces, or crutches;
  • Permanently lost the use of one or both legs;
  • A permanent and severe restriction in mobility due to a pulmonary or cardiovascular disability, an arthritic condition, or an orthopedic or neurological impairment; or
  • Permanently blind or visually impaired.

A disability license plate may also be issued to:

  • A person who has been issued a permanent parking placard;
  • A corporation, limited liability corporation, partnership, unincorporated association, or any legal successor of a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or unincorporated association that is authorized by the state or a political subdivision to operate programs, including the provision of transportation or facilities for persons with disabilities; or
  • A person, other than the disabled person, who designates a vehicle as a vehicle that is regularly used to transport the disabled person who is certified by a health care provider as having one of the qualifying disabilities described above.

AVAILABILITY

A disability license plate may be displayed on a passenger motor vehicle, truck with a declared gross weight of not more than 11,000 pounds, mini-truck, motorcycle (including autocycle), motor driven cycle (MDC), and recreational vehicle (RV).

This plate may be renewed online at myBMV.com, at any self-service terminal, by phone using the phone access code on your renewal notice, by mail, or at any BMV license branch.

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