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Disabled Person Parking Permits

Disabled Person Parking Permits
The permanent disabled parking permit is issued to a qualified individual for a period of up to four (4) years from the date of issuance and expires on the applicant’s birthday. There is no fee for the permit.

An Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit must be completed, signed, and dated by the applicant and a certifying authority within the last 12 months.

CERTIFYING AUTHORITIES: The “Physician/Certifying Practitioner’s Statement of Certification” section on the reverse side of this form MUST be completed by one of the following and must include the certifying authority’s license number and the name of the state where their license was issued:

  • Physician licensed to practice under Chapters 458, 459 or 460, Florida Statutes, or similarly licensed by another state.
  • Documentation of the physician’s licensure in the other state must be submitted with a signed statement verifying the physician’s knowledge of Florida’s eligibility guidelines (s. 320.0848(1)(b)2., 2, Florida Statutes) 

Applicants can make an appointment and bring their application to receive a disabled person’s parking permit, or they can mail the application into our office and receive their placard in the mail. The address to mail is: PO Box 1590, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-1590. 

Disabled persons must have a current Florida driver license or identification card.

The permit should be displayed on the rear-view mirror when parking in a designated space. The permit can be used in any vehicle carrying the disabled person. The permit is issued to the disabled person, not the vehicle. Anyone improperly using the permit can be issued a parking citation. Qualifying organizations may obtain multiple permanent parking permits for transporting disabled persons. The Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit must be completed by an authorized agent for the organization.

Temporary Disabled
Parking Permit

The temporary disabled parking permit is issued to a qualified individual for a period of six (6) months. The fee for the temporary permit is $15.00. If a second permit is needed within 12 months of the original issuance, there is no fee for the second permit.

An Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit must be completed, signed, and dated by the applicant and a certifying authority within the last 12 months.

 A disabled person applying for a temporary parking permit must have a valid Florida driver license or a Florida identification card unless the disabled person/customer resides out of state or out or country. (See Sections VIII and IX for application requirements for out of state and out of country residents).

The permit should be displayed on the rear-view mirror when parking in a designated space. The permit can be used in any vehicle carrying the disabled person

The permit is issued to the disabled person, not the vehicle. Anyone improperly using the permit can be issued a parking citation.  

A wheelchair symbol license plate can be issued to any owner, co-owner, or lessee of a motor vehicle who qualifies for a permanent disabled parking permit.

Also, a disabled veteran (DV) who has a DV license plate and qualifies for a parking permit may be issued a DV wheelchair license plate.

Individuals who meet the medical qualifications are eligible to choose from a wheelchair symbol license plate, a disability parking placard, or a combination of one wheelchair plate and one placard.

An Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit must be completed, signed, and dated by the applicant and a certifying authority within the last 12 months. Vehicles with disabled parking placards or wheelchair license plates displayed may park at parking meters free of charge unless otherwise posted. The vehicle must be transporting the disabled person when using a designated disabled parking space. 

Disabled Person Parking Permits
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