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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Gratis Disability Parking Placards

Special Plates Types

Disability Parking Placards

 

General Information
Any person with a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk, that is service connected, may apply to the registrar of motor vehicles for a gratis disability placard.
Registrant Eligibility Must be an Ohio resident and submit completed application form BMV 4531, which has been signed by the applicant and a current letter from the Veterans Administration stating the disability is service connected.

Physician, Chiropractor or Advanced Practice Nurse's Certification

The application must be accompanied with a prescription from the health care provider. The prescription must state the date, the name of the person with the disability, the health care provider's signature, state that it is for a disability placard and the expected duration of the disabling condition. Health care providers may provide their customers with a request for a disability placard on the health care provider's letterhead. The request must state the date, the name of the person with the disability, the health care provider's signature, state that it is for a disability placard and the expected duration of the disabling condition. If the disabling condition is more than six months, a permanent placard will be issued. If the disabling condition is six months or less, a temporary placard will be issued.

Disabled Veterans must also include a current letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs stating the disability is service connected.
Placard Information Permanent placards will expire on the date prescribed by the health care provider. A renewal application form BMV 4756 will be mailed automatically 60 days prior to expiration. Temporary placards cannot be renewed.
Issuance Information

May be issued at any Deputy Registrar's office or by mail.

Cost NO FEE FOR DISABLED VETERANS OR DISABLED ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY MEMBERS.