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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 medical practitioner’s listed on the application unless:

  • You are a qualifying company.
  • The disability is due to the loss of use of one or both legs.
  • The application is for a replacement 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 meets one of the following requirements:

  • Has a temporary or permanent physical disability that requires the use of a wheelchair, walker, braces, or crutches.
  • Has temporarily or permanently lost the use of one or both legs.
  • Is severely restricted in mobility, either temporarily or permanently, due to a pulmonary or cardiovascular disability, arthritic condition, or orthopedic or neurological impairment.
  • Is blind or visually impaired.

Permanent disability parking placards may also be issued to a corporation, limited liability corporation, partnership, or unincorporated association empowered 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 practitioner certifies that the disability is no longer considered to be permanent.

A medical practitioner 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 provide as much of the person’s information as possible. The letter of request must be mailed 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 practitioner on the application or six months from the date of issuance, whichever occurs first.

Disability License Plates

Eligibility for Disability License Plates

Disability License PlateA disability license plate may be issued for a person with a disability that designates a vehicle that is regularly used to transport a person who:

  • Has been issued a permanent parking placard.
  • Has a permanent disability that requires the use of a wheelchair, walker, braces, or crutches.
  • Has permanently lost the use of one or both legs.
  • Is severely and permanently restricted in mobility due to a pulmonary or cardiovascular disability, an arthritic condition, or an orthopedic or neurological impairment.
  • Is blind or visually impaired.

A disability license plate may also be issued to a company that provides transportation for individuals with disabilities.

Availability

A disability license plate may be displayed on passenger cars, trucks (up to 11,000 pounds), mini trucks, motorcycles, motor driven cycles (MDCs), and Recreational Vehicles (RVs).

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.

Renew your plates online

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