Disabled Person Parking Info
Parking for Persons with Disabilities 1
- Persons permanently or temporarily disabled may be issued a Disabled Person Parking Permit (placard) by submitting an application in person or by mail to the Tag Office in their county of residence.
- There is no fee for the placard, which hangs from the rear-view mirror of a vehicle. A disabled person does not have to own a vehicle to obtain a disabled persons parking permit (placard); however, they must have a Georgia issued driver's license or identification card.
- The required application "Disabled Person's Parking Affidavit" (Form MV-9D) is a form that is completed by a licensed doctor 2. The application must state that such person is a disabled person with disabilities as specified in paragraph (5) of Georgia Code Section 40-6-221.
- A temporary permit is red and is valid through the expected disability period, but not for more than 180 days.
- A permanent permit is blue and is issued for a four-year period. It must be replaced every four years from issue date.
- The placard vs. a plate allows the disabled person to place it in any vehicle they are driving or riding in. It is assigned to a person, not a vehicle.
- Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 40-6-226, a person violating the laws related to parking for a disabled person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to fines of not less than $100 and not more than $500. In addition to those penalties, the vehicle which is unlawfully parked in a parking place reserved specifically for disabled persons is subject to being towed at the owner's expense.
Disabled Persons License Plates
- An owner of a passenger car, trailer, station wagon, van type vehicle of 3/4-tons or less or truck not exceeding 14,000 lbs used for personal transportation, who A disabled person's license plate (tag) is available and can be issued for a $20 fee plus any taxes that may be due. The (tag) must be renewed each year at a cost of $20.
1,2Per O.C.G.A. 40-6-221 (2015):
- "Permanently disabled person" means a person with disabilities whose disability or incapacity can be expected to last for more than 180 days.
- "Temporarily disabled person" means a person with disabilities whose disability or incapacity can be expected to last for not more than 180 days and shall include, but not be limited to, any woman who is pregnant and who presents a sworn affidavit of a medical doctor attesting to a medical need for access to parking for persons with disabilities.
2 Doctor of medicine; licensed doctor of osteopathic medicine; licensed doctor of podiatric medicine; licensed optometrist; licensed chiropractor; or an active duty licensed military physician, if the applicant is a retired or active duty member of the military