DISABLED PARKING PERMITS
A placard can be purchased by an individual with disabilities that limit or impair his or her ability to walk or who is certified legally blind. The disabled person must have a current Florida driver license or Florida identification card. The parking permit entitles the driver transporting the disabled passenger to utilize handicap parking facilities. The placard is transferable to any vehicle transporting the disabled person. The placard is to be hung on the rear view mirror when using the designated parking spaces. Applicants and their physician are required to sign for the permit.
Permanent or long-term disabled parking permits are issued for a period of up to four years and will expire on the disabled person’s birthday. For temporary parking permits, the period of time is indicated by a physician but may not exceed six months from the date of issuance.
Beginning October 1, 2012, a person certified as permanently disabled must provide a certificate of disability (Form HSMV 83039, Application For Disabled Person Parking Permit) issued within the last 12 months in order to renew their disabled parking permit. This means that Form HSMV 83039 must be signed by the medical provider within the last 12 months of the disabled person applying for a renewal.
VETERANS - For Renewal or Replacement ONLY: Effective July 1, 2015, a veteran who has been previously evaluated and certified by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or any branch of the United States Armed Forces as permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability may provide a VA Letter 27-333, or its equivalent, issued within the last 12 months in lieu of a certificate of disability (Form HSMV 83039 - signed by the certifying physician) to renew his or her disabled parking permit.
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