How Do I Renew My Disabled Parking Permit?

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You might think renewing a disabled parking permit can be a stressful undertaking. But it really doesn’t have to be, because the process is quick and easy in all states. The key to renewing your disabled permit easily is to arm yourself with as much knowledge and information as you can. This way you don’t need to stress or wonder if you’ve missed out on any important details or requirements.

If you want to renew your disabled parking permit, knowledge really will set you free. In this article, we will answer all of the most commonly asked questions about permit renewal, such as… How do I renew my disabled parking permit? Where can I renew my disabled parking permit? Can I renew my disabled parking permit online? Can I get my disabled parking permit to renew automatically? And can I get a permanent disabled parking permit?

Can I Get A Permanent Disabled Parking Permit?

The answer to this question is yes… and no. Every state has a “permanent” disabled parking permit available. However, no “permanent” disabled permit is actually valid permanently.

A “permanent” disabled parking permit is issued to people who have a permanent disability – that is, a disability that is expected to last for life. Permanent permit holders usually do not need to consult with a medical professional to have their application re-signed in order to get verified for permit renewal, but they still need to renew their permit, usually every five years.

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Image by kmicican on Pixabay: “Permanent” disabled permits also need to be renewed.

How Do I Renew My Disabled Parking Permit?

The process of renewing your disabled parking permit can vary slightly state by state. So it is important to check the fine details with the disabled parking authorities in your home jurisdiction.

The first thing to bear in mind is that when you will need to renew, and how you will go about renewing, will depend on the type of disabled permit you hold. There are several types of permits, including permanent, temporary, organizational, and Disabled Veterans’ permits. In all cases, renewal will involve completing a new application form and submitting it to your local authorities.

Where Can I Renew My Disabled Parking Permit?

Once you have completed a disabled parking permit renewal application form, you will need to submit it, either by mail or in person, to your local disabled parking authorities. This is usually at the local Department of Motor Vehicles office or at the local Tax Collector’s Office.

How Often Do I Need To Renew My Disabled Parking Permit?

How often you need to renew your disabled parking permit depends on the state you live in and the type of permit you hold. Permanent permits usually need to be renewed after five years, and temporary permits usually after six months. Disabled Veterans license plates are usually valid for one year.

In some states, the date of renewal will be printed on the disabled permit. In other states a letter of notification is sent to a driver whose disabled permit will soon need to be renewed. In others, it is left completely up to the permit holder to remember when their permit must be renewed. You will need to check the specifics of how often you will need to renew by contacting the authorities in your home state.

How Much Does It Cost To Renew My Disabled Parking Permit?

In most states, it costs nothing to renew a disabled parking placard. In some states there is a small renewal fee. If you choose to use a disabled license plate, there can be a higher charge than if you use a regular placard.

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Can Someone Else Renew My Disabled Parking Permit For Me?

This depends on the type of permit you hold. If you have a permanent placard, you will usually not need to have a consultation with a medical professional in order to renew your permit. In this scenario, all you will need to do is sign your application form and another person can fill in the details and submit the form. If you have a temporary permit, you will need to have a new consultation with a medical professional before you can renew.

If you are a caregiver for somebody who is not able to fill in their own form, you can fill the form in for them and make the submission for renewal on their behalf.

Can My Disabled Parking Permit Renew Automatically?

Unfortunately, disabled parking permits do not renew automatically. The process always needs to be carried out by the permit holder or their carer/representative.

Can I Renew My Disabled Parking Permit Online?

Yes, most jurisdictions allow you to renew your handicap sticker online at the DMV website.

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