WHERE TO START?
Initially, start by figuring out which category best fits the disability you want to claim. There are two options for how to proceed with finding a doctor for that specific condition (in person or online).
In Person – A doctor’s visit will need to be scheduled and assessment done to diagnose the condition if not already done. Post visit you will need to request a signature which may be done at a later date and mailed to the patient or done in-person during the visit.
Online – there are services online through telemedicine, phone calls or emails to diagnose and sign DMV applications.
WHO CAN SIGN THE APPLICATION
Permits expire every 4 years for permanent placards and up to every 6 months for temporary placards. In order to renew the disabled permit, the application and signature from an approved doctor is required again.
Approved doctors are licensed medical professions including:
- Licensed physician
- Physician’s assistant
- Nurse practitioner
Online has become the largest hub for convenience and ease. With doctor’s visits being challenging to navigate and schedule having the ability to upload documents, discuss options, view medical records, view tests and much more with a doctor online with more convenience makes experiences much easier. This can also help regarding smaller requests such as needing a doctor’s signature for a handicap application or simply communicating with a doctor.
WHERE TO SUBMIT
When your application is complete with your signature as well as the doctor’s signature the application can be mailed or given in-person to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. This application and a copy of a state ID is required to submit a request for handicap placard.