How Do I Get a Placard in California

Disabled placards allow holders to park in spaces reserved for handicapped people. They can also park free at meters in certain areas. The rules and regulations surrounding these placards vary from state to state. However, there are some things that all disabled placards must have in order to be valid. For example, the placard must be displayed at all times. It must be visible to the driver and anyone else who is a passenger in the vehicle. It should also be visible to any law enforcement officer that might be enforcing the laws.

To be eligible for a disability placard, you must have a permanent or temporary physical disability. You must provide a doctor’s certificate with notarization that verifies your disability. In addition, you will need to pay a fee. The exact amount varies from state to state.

The application will ask you to describe your daily mobility issues, as well as how far you can walk on a bad day and how far you can walk with intermittent rest. When determining how far you can walk on a bad days, it is important to estimate the worst case scenario. This will ensure that you get the placard that you need.

You can apply for a disability placard online or by mail. The requirements vary from state to state, but in general, you will need a completed application for a Disabled Person Placard or Plates (REG 195), medical certification signed by a physician, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, psychologist, ophthalmologist, chiropractor (ONLY for disabilities related to the use of the lower extremities or hands), or optometrist.