Frequently Asked Questions
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We are currently issuing license plates for the states of Texas and Florida. Both processes vary in the information needed, but you will be made aware of what is required and what you can complete independently if chosen. We can fully complete the entire process for you except for the DMV/Tax collector application turn-in.
You could get your child a permit, but it will be under your child’s name unless you qualify.
You can get your husband a permit/placard under his name and use it while transporting him. Under your name, you would need to qualify as disabled.
Yes, you qualify if you have been diagnosed with RA. If you’d like to see more qualifying conditions or have questions on how you qualify, visit Do I Qualify?
Yes, you qualify if you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. If you’d like to see more qualifying conditions or have questions on how you qualify, visit Do I Qualify?
Yes, you qualify if you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. If you’d like to see more qualifying conditions or have questions on how you qualify, visit Do I Qualify?
You can apply under their name for a permit/placard for them to be used while you care/transport them. To avoid a ticket, they must be with you anytime the permit is in use.
The DMV is the best place to complete your application. Other tax collector offices work, such as AAA or other insurance companies.
Depending on your shipping method, shipping can take 1-5 business days. After the DMV receives your application, they will need to review your paperwork; this can take up to a week. After completion of your application, you will be mailed your placard. This entire process on their end can take up to 2 weeks.
You will receive a Next-Steps letter, DMV paperwork, and prescription paper. The only requirement from you is to sign and date your application (this should be completed at the DMV or on the day of your appointment).
This happens, and we understand it is inconvenient for those who thought they qualified but did not. Often, our doctors will work with patients to at least try to help them get a temporary placard. We issue refunds on the consultation day to make the process easier for you.
Typically, refunds are returned within 5-7 business days. As an added benefit, PayPal will confirm the refund and the estimated dates you should expect your refund to your original payment. This is all provided in an email on the day of the return. If you do not receive an email, contact customer support, who will provide confirmation.
Handicap license plate additional fees vary by state. Just so you know, this will replace your current plates, so any outstanding fees for registration or personalization will need to be covered. The states we cover are below:
North Carolina = $36
Florida = $28
Texas, Wisconsin, Nebraska = No Additional Fee
Idaho, Montana, Arizona, New York = $25
Kentucky = $21
Maryland, Michigan = $20
Louisiana = $10
Kansas = $6.50
Along with these additional fees, there is often a service fee (generally, $3-10) and registration fee (if it is due in the next 3 months or you do not have a license plate).
In most states handicap license plates need to be renewed on an annual basis (some states require this biyearly). This only applies for long-term mobility impairments and those who are legally blind. Instead of or alongside placards, license plates have a tremendous advantage if you often forget to hang your placard. Every 4-6 years (state-dependent) you often needed to provide proof of long-term impairment, in most states this is self-determined.
An alternative to parking placards is to obtain a wheelchair license plate (ISA disability plate). Wheelchair license plates can be requested only by long-term mobility-impaired or blind individuals certified by a medical professional (optometrist, physician, nurse practitioner, etc.). The disability license plate will need to be issued to a car under the disabled individuals name as an owner or co-owner. This is required as the parking privileges should not be abused by someone who does not require them.
1. Renewal Timeframe: The timeframe for renewal of your parking placard varies by state, however, in most states it is every 4 years.
2. Renewal Notice: Prior to the permit expiring, individuals who have been issued a permanent disabled person parking permit will receive a renewal notice in the mail.
3. Application Form: To renew or replace their disabled person parking permit, the individual must complete and sign your state form. This is best found on your states department of motor vehicles page. If you’re worried about completing or downloading the wrong one feel free to reach out to our customer support.
4. Certifying Authority: The completed application form must be signed by a certifying authority. It is important to note that only certifying authorities approved by the relevant authority are eligible to sign the application form. This can be completed from our website hassle-free and risk-free.
5. Signature Time Validity: The certification from the approved authority must be obtained within 12 months prior to submitting the application for renewal or replacement. If your doctor signs this application and the signature date expires you will need to get a new signature; however, the application itself can be saved.
By following these steps, individuals can successfully navigate the process of renewing or replacing a permanent disabled person parking permit.
Placards should be securely hung from the vehicle’s rearview mirror when a disabled individual is traveling in the vehicle. This means the placard must be clearly visible and easily identifiable when parked in a disabled parking space. However, it should be removed when the vehicle is in motion to ensure clarity and safety on the road. There are various third parties that have placard holders that connect to the window visor.
If your disability placard has been lost, stolen, or damaged, there are a few things you can do to address the situation. If your handicapped parking placard has been stolen or lost, you’ll need to go to your local DMV or tax-collector office and bring a photocopy of your original application. This photocopy ensures necessary documentation for replacement. Normally, the DMV will have record of your parking placard and verify the issuing of it previously. However, some offices require a photocopy of your original application and will require a complete new placard be obtained. We are happy to work with you to apply for a new placard and may offer a discount depending on your circumstances. We aim to help you with your handicap parking needs.
Permanent placards (blue placards) are often valid for 4 years (some states vary from 2-6 years). Alternatively, temporary placards (red placards) are issued for up to 6 months. Red handicap placards are issued for temporary injuries, post-surgery, or conditions your doctor believes you will recover from.