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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Disability License Plates

Special Plates Types

Disability License Plates


General Information
These plates may be issued to any person for having a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk as certified by his/her health care provider. Disability plates may also be issued to a vehicle that is altered to accommodate a disabled individual or to a bus that transports disabled individuals. these plates permit the vehicles to be parked in parking spaces marked with the international symbol of access for person with disabilities.
Registrant Eligibility These plates may be issued to any Ohio motorist who has a qualifying disability.
Title Requirements Ohio Certificate of Title issued in disabled individual's name, either singly or jointly, or the name of the disabled is the same name on the lease agreement. The name of the disabled person does not have to be on the Ohio title if the vehicle has been altered to accommodate the disabled or if the vehicle is a bus.
Vehicle Information These plates may be issued to any vehicle.
Type of Plates System assigned plate number, initial reserve and personalized.
Issuance Information

New issuances must register by mail or at a local Deputy Registrar. Requests for system assigned, reserved, or personalized license plates may be made at any Deputy Registrar's office, by mail or online at OPlates.com. For questions about this plate, please call 1-800-589-8247.

Renewal of plates can be done at any Deputy Registrar's office, online at OPlates.com, or by mail.

All plates will be mailed directly to the address on your registration card unless customer requests otherwise. The deputy will issue your registration card, stickers and provide you with a permit which will allow you to operate your vehicle while your plates are being manufactured.

Form BMV 4834 Physician Statement/Affidavit is available by clicking HERE.

Cost There are no additional fees for stock disability plates. The fee is determined by Ohio Revised Code section 4503.44.





Special Plate Fee: System assigned $0.00 $0.00
Special Plate Fee: Reserved $25.00 $25.00
Special Plate Fee: Personalized $50.00 $50.00
New Plate Charge* $7.50 $0.00
License Tax: (based on the type of vehicle being registered) Varies Varies
Permissive Tax** $0.00 - $20.00 $0.00 - $20.00
Deputy Fee $3.50 $3.50
Plate Reflectorization Fee $0.25 per plate $0.00
County Sticker(s) $0.25 $0.00
Postage*** current rate current rate



The $7.50 fee does not apply if it is the first time the vehicle is registered by the owner or if the vehicle has not been plated in the last 12 months.


Permissive Tax is based upon customer's county of residence. (See county information)


No postage is required if renewed at Deputy Registrar.