Any person who has a severe visual, audio, or physical impairment, including partial paralysis, lower limb amputation, chronic heart condition, emphysema, arthritis, rheumatism, or other debilitating condition which limits or impairs one's mobility or ability to walk may be issued a handicap placard. In addition, any agency or organization, which transports handicapped persons, may apply for a placard for each vehicle used in that capacity.
If applicant currently has a handicap parking plate they are not eligible for a second placard.
The following documents and information are required for issuance of a permit to an individual:
- Section 1 of the Application for Disabled Persons Special Parking Permit (TC96-204) must be completed and signed by the applicant. The applicant's signature must be notarized. If notarized by County Clerk staff, identification must be presented.
- If applicant currently has a handicap plate or a veterans' handicap plate only Section 1 needs to be completed. The physician's signature would not be required. Applicants with handicap plates are only allowed one (1) handicap placard.
- If applicant is obviously handicapped, the applicant would complete Section 1 and the County Clerk could complete Section 2. The physician's signature would not be required.
- Applicants that currently do not have a handicap plate or are not obviously handicapped must complete Section 1 and have physician complete Section 3. The physician should indicate whether the handicap is temporary or permanent.
The following documents & information are required for issuance of a permit to an agency or organization:
- Section 1 of the Application for Disabled Persons Special Parking Permit (TC96-204) must be completed and signed by authorized agent of organization or agency.
- The signature must be notarized. If notarized by County Clerk staff, identification must be presented.
- A statement from the director of the agency or organization verifying the need for the handicap parking placard and the number of vehicles used in the transportation of handicapped persons. This must be on agency letterhead.
Handicap Parking Permit Fees
- Permanent Placard (valid for 2 years) - No Fee
- Second (additional) placard - No Fee
- Temporary Permit (valid for 3 months) - No Fee
A temporary permit is valid for 6 months and may only be renewed once.