How Do You Renew Your Colorado Handicap Parking Placard Online?

Residents of Colorado who suffer from reduced mobility which affects their ability to park and drive should consider applying for a Colorado disabled parking permit. A disabled parking permit allows the driver to park in specially-designed and well-located parking spaces, avoiding unnecessary stress behind the wheel.

Colorado has a well-run disabled parking program, and users are welcome to avail of their services through the online system. This system makes managing your disabled parking permit more convenient, as it reduces your need to travel to and from appointments or application centers in-person. In this blog, we will be discussing everything you need to know about CO disabled parking permit renewal, including how to do so online. 

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How Do You Apply For A Disabled Parking Permit In Colorado?

Before we delve into the renewal process, it is important to recap on how to get your first disabled parking permit in Colorado. To apply for your first disabled parking permit in Colorado, you need to do the following things:

  1. Complete a consultation with a licensed Colorado physician who can certify your disability (and complete this section of the application form). Dr Handicap can help you to arrange this consultation virtually, through telemedicine. 
  2. Apply using Colorado’s online system, along with any other documents or information required. Alternatively, you can complete the ‘Person with Disabilities Parking Privileges Application’ form which can be found online. You will need to submit this in person at your local County Motor Vehicle Office (or potentially via post, please contact the office to ensure this is the case at the time of your application).
  3. Receive your placard – only after you have the physical permit in hand can you begin to use disabled parking places. Please do not occupy these spaces prior to receiving your placard, even if your application is being processed. 

How Do You Renew Your Colorado Handicap Parking Placard Online?

Once you have your placard, it is important to keep an eye on its expiry date. Renewing it with plenty of time to spare ensures you will always have a valid placard, and will not run into trouble. 

Can you renew a handicap placard online in Colorado? Yes, you can! To renew your Colorado disabled parking permit online, you can simply use the online system and request a replacement of your disabled parking placard. According to the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles; “Persons with Disabilities Placards may be replaced to the original applicant with the same expiration date as the originally issued placard without a new verification from a medical professional”.

However, if you are replacing your placard as it has been lost, stolen, or damaged (and your placard is nowhere near the expiry date), you must ensure that you surrender the damaged placard for replacement. You must also give a copy of the DR 2574 Registration Receipt for the placard you are looking to replace, to validate your replacement request. Renewals are free of charge for placards, but plates incur a fee.

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How Do I Renew My Disabled Parking Permit In Colorado?

In the above section, we have gone through the requirements and the process for renewing a Colorado disabled parking permit. Luckily, Colorado’s online system makes the process of renewing your permit more streamlined and efficient than in some other states.

Now that we have discussed the basics of applying and renewing a Colorado disabled parking permit, an important thing to point out is that you may or may not require re-certification from a medical professional upon renewal. The rules for this vary depending on whether you have a permanent, temporary, extended, or short-term permit.

  • Permanent placards require renewal every three years. However, you require medical certification only initially, and then every third renewal – so each nine years. Self-certification suffices for the first and second time you renew.
  • Extended placards require re-certification every three years – including the initial application and the first time you renew. 
  • Temporary placards work the same way as extended placards, and you will need an initial medical certification as well as an additional one with every renewal. Self-certification does not apply for either temporary or extended placards.
  • Short-term placards last up to ninety days typically, and require medical certification initially as well as after this ninety-day period. These can usually be renewed only once.

Ensuring you are aware of the renewal requirements for the type of placard that you have means that the process is likely to go much more smoothly and be stress-free. The type of placard you receive depends upon your medical condition – therefore, it is important to speak to a medical professional upon renewal in case there have been any changes to your condition since the first time you were granted a permit. We hope that the information in this article helps you to navigate the online renewals process when the time comes to renew your Colorado handicap parking permit. 

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Qualifying Conditions For A Disabled Parking Placard In New Mexico

Are you a resident of New Mexico with a disability? Do you frequently drive, and find it difficult to find a suitable parking space for your vehicle? Or, perhaps you are just curious as to what disabilities qualify for disabled parking in New Mexico? At Dr Handicap, we are here to answer all your disabled parking related queries, so strap in and let us help you get to grips with the New Mexico disabled parking laws.

A disabled parking placard will allow you to occupy disabled parking spaces at many destinations in the state, which can be a huge relief for disabled drivers. Knowing that you will be able to access suitable parking spaces wherever you are going can ensure you feel more comfortable and relaxed on any journey you undertake. You will no longer need to walk long distances to the entrance of the store, for example, and if you need to use a wheelchair ramp, there are reserved aisles for this purpose, so you have plenty of space.

The benefits of a disabled parking permit are clear – but what are the qualifying conditions for a disabled parking permit in New Mexico?

Who Qualifies For Disabled Parking In New Mexico?

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According to the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division, the following medical conditions make you eligible for a permit and you may apply for a permit if you:

  • cannot walk 100 feet without stopping to rest
  • cannot walk without the use of a brace, cane or crutch or without assistance from another person, a prosthetic device, a wheelchair or other assistive device
  • are restricted by lung disease to such an extent that your forced respiratory volume, when exhaling for one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one liter or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty millimeters on room air at rest
  • use portable oxygen
  • have a severe cardiac condition
  • are so severely limited in the ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurologic or orthopedic condition that you cannot ascend or descend more than 10 stair steps

One important distinction to make when it comes to New Mexico parking permits is the difference between permanent and temporary placards. If you suffer from one of the above conditions on a long-term basis and are unlikely to recover in future, the physician will most likely promote you as a candidate for a permanent placard.

If your condition is short-term or requires future evaluation to see if it has improved, you may receive a temporary placard. A temporary placard can last for up to 12 months, and the physician will decide how long you should have your temporary permit for when they add their certification to your application form.

If your condition does not change prior to the expiration of your placard you can apply for a new permit, but you will require re-certification from the physician in order to prove that your condition has not improved. This can be done using the same form as for your original application.

What Disabilities Qualify For Disabled Parking In New Mexico?

As you can see, most qualifying conditions are those which severely restrict the individual’s mobility. However, if you have a condition which impacts your ability to drive and park, it may be worth discussing these with a licensed medical physician, who could use their expertise to evaluate whether you may still be eligible for a permit. It is worth recognizing that many serious medical conditions are invisible, and just because your condition or illness is not visible all of the time does not mean you don’t qualify. Rules also vary on a state-by-state basis, so it is important to do your research prior to applying to make sure you are familiar with the regulations surrounding disabled parking in your state. 

How Do I Get A Handicap Placard In New Mexico?

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To apply for your New Mexico disabled parking placard, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Complete your online consultation with a licensed New Mexico physician with the help of Dr Handicap.
  2. Complete the form ‘Application For Certificate Of Eligibility For Parking Placard’, including your physician’s certification.
  3. Apply for your permit in-person at any New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division, using your completed form and bringing your ID.
  4. Receive your placard. You are now free to legally occupy disabled parking spaces in New Mexico (but please remember to always ensure you display your placard correctly, in such a way that it is easily seen by parking attendants to avoid any issues).
  5. Ensure you renew your placard prior to its expiration, so that you can continue to use disabled parking spaces without any hassle.

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Qualifying Conditions For A Disabled Parking Placard In New Jersey

New Jersey’s disabled parking program aims to improve accessibility and promote equality throughout the state. The Garden State’s disabled parking infrastructure serves both New Jersey residents and visitors to the state. So, what are the qualifying conditions for a disabled parking placard in New Jersey? Let’s dive into everything you need to know.

Qualifying Conditions For A Disabled Parking Placard In New Jersey

What qualifies you for a disability placard in NJ? If you are disabled in any of the following ways, you will qualify for a New Jersey disabled parking permit:

  • You have lost the use of one or more limbs as a consequence of paralysis, amputation, or other permanent disability.
  • You are severely and permanently disabled and cannot walk without the use of or assistance from a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair or other assistive device.
  • You suffer from lung disease to such an extent that your forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty mm/hg on room air at rest.
  • You use portable oxygen.
  • You have a cardiac condition to the extent that your functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to standards set by the American Heart Association.
  • You are severely and permanently limited in the ability to walk because of an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition.
  • You cannot walk two hundred feet without stopping to rest.
  • You have a permanent sight impairment of both eyes as certified by the N.J. Commission of the Blind.
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What Types Of Medical Professionals Can Certify A Disabled Parking Application In New Jersey?

The following types of medical professionals, licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey or a neighboring state, can certify an application for disabled parking in New Jersey:

  • Physician
  • Podiatrist
  • Chiropractor
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physician assistant
  • A physician stationed at a military or naval installation located in New Jersey who is licensed to practice in any state

What Types Of New Jersey Disability Placards Are Available?

The following types of disabled parking permits are available in New Jersey:

  • Permanent disabled parking placard (available to individuals and to organizations, agencies, and groups that transport disabled people)
  • Permanent disabled parking license plates
  • Temporary disabled parking placard
  • Disabled Veterans license plates

Who Qualifies For A Disabled License Plate In New Jersey?

You will qualify for a disabled parking license plate in New Jersey if you have a disability that is considered to be long-term or permanent. If you have a qualifying medical condition, you can choose from one from the following three options:

  • One set of wheelchair symbol license plates
  • One person with a disability placard
  • One set of plates and one placard

A “Person with a Disability Identification Card” is issued with license plates and placards. This ID card must be carried by the disabled person in conjunction with the license plates/placard when they are using disabled parking.

How Do I Get Disabled Parking In NJ?

To get a disabled parking permit in New Jersey, you’ll first need to have a medical consultation with a licensed medical professional. This can be done online using a telemedicine app such as Dr. Handicap.

Once your disability has been verified by the examining medical professional, they will sign a handicap placard NJ application form and email it to you within 24 hours. You should then complete the application form and submit it either in person at a motor vehicle agency or by mail to:

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
Special Plate Unit
225 East State Street
PO Box 015
Trenton, NJ 08666-0015

If you’re applying for a disabled parking license plate, you must include a copy of the vehicle registration with the application.

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How Much Does A New Jersey Disabled Parking Permit Cost?

Good news: there is no fee for disabled parking placards or license plates in New Jersey.

When Do New Jersey Disabled Parking Permits Expire?

New Jersey Temporary disabled parking placards expire after six months. Permanent disabled parking permits in New Jersey expire after three years. Wheelchair symbol license plates must be renewed every year as part of the statewide renewal process.

Do I Need Recertification When Renewing My New Jersey Disabled Parking Permit?

When renewing any type of New Jersey disabled parking permit, you must get new medical certification. This will be after six months in the case of temporary permit holders, and after three years for permanent permit holders. To renew, simply submit a new application form to the above address.

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Qualifying Conditions For A Disabled Parking Placard In Montana

Montana disabled parking permit holders are entitled to park in disabled spaces in Montana and also in all other US states. Below we’ll outline the qualifying conditions for a disabled parking placard in Montana.

What Qualifies You For A Disability Placard In Montana?

Montana disabled parking permits of all types are issued by the Montana Department of Justice, Motor Vehicle Division. To qualify for a disabled parking permit in Montana you must be a resident in the state of Montana, and:

  • Have a qualifying disability OR
  • Be the parent, spouse, or caregiver of a disabled person OR
  • Be an organization that transports disabled people
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Qualifying Conditions For A Disabled Parking Placard In Montana

You will qualify for a disabled parking permit in Montana if:

  • You cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest.
  • You are severely limited in your ability to walk because of an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition.
  • You are so severely disabled that you cannot walk without the use of or assistance from a brace, cane, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device.
  • You use portable oxygen.
  • You are restricted by lung disease to the extent that your forced expiratory respiratory volume, when measured by spirometry, is less than 1 liter per second or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg on room air at rest.
  • You have an impairment because of cardiovascular disease or a cardiac condition to the extent that your functional limitations are classified as Class III or IV under standards accepted by the American Heart Association.
  • You have a disability resulting from an acute sensitivity to automobile emissions or from another disease or physical condition that limits or impairs your mobility and that is documented by the licensed physician, licensed physician’s assistant, the licensed chiropractor, or the licensed advanced practice registered nurse as being comparable in severity to the other conditions listed in this subsection.

Who Qualifies For A Disabled License Plate In Montana?

Only people who have a permanent disability qualify to have a disabled license plate in Montana.

How Do I Get A Disability Placard In The State Of Montana?

You can get a disabled parking permit in Montana by applying to the Montana Department of Justice, Motor Vehicle Division.

The first step is to have a medical consultation. This can be done online at the Dr. Handicap online clinic. Once your disability has been verified, the medical professional will certify a disability parking placard application Montana and email it to you within 24 hours.

You must then complete the form and submit it one of the following ways:

  • By email to: mtDriverHistory@mt.gov
  • By mail to: Motor Vehicle Division, P.O. Box 201430, Helena, MT 59620
  • In person at: Motor Vehicle Division, 302 N Roberts, Helena, MT 59601

How Much Do Montana Disabled Parking Permits Cost?

Disabled parking placards of all types are free in Montana. Disability license plates cost the standard registration fee, which is:

  • Vehicles four years old and under: $217 (for a 12-month registration)
  • Vehicles five to 10 years old: $87 (for a 12-month registration)
  • Vehicles over 11 years old: $28 (for a 12-month registration)

What Types Of Disabled Parking Permits Are Available In Montana?

You can get the following different types of disabled parking permits in Montana:

  • Temporary disabled parking placards
  • Extended temporary disabled parking placards
  • Permanent disabled parking placards
  • Permanent disability license plates
  • Disabled Veterans license plates
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Which Medical Professionals Can Certify An Application For Disabled Parking In Montana?

The following types of state-licensed medical professionals can certify an application for disabled parking in Montana:

  • Licensed physician
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Chiropractor
  • Advanced practice registered nurse

When Do Montana Disabled Parking Permits Expire?

Montana disabled parking permits are valid for the following durations:

  • Permanent disabled parking placards are valid for three years
  • Temporary disabled parking placards are valid for up to six months
  • Extended temporary disabled parking placards are valid for up to two years

​​Permits are valid until the last day of the month and year printed on the permit.

How Do I Renew My Montana Disabled Parking Permit?

To renew your Montana disabled parking permit, you must submit a new application form before the expiration date printed on the current permit.

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Qualifying Conditions For A Disabled Parking Placard In Mississippi

Today we’re here to provide a guide to the different conditions that qualify you for a disabled parking permit in Mississippi. We’ll discuss what types of disabled permits are available, how to apply, and outline the full list of qualifying conditions for a disabled parking placard in Mississippi.

What Types Of Disabled Parking Permits Are Available In Mississippi?

You can get the following different types of disabled parking permits in Mississippi:

  • Permanent Disabled Parking Placard
  • Disabled License Tag
  • Temporary Disabled Parking Placard
  • Disabled Veterans License Plates (for people who have a disability that is military service-related)

What Qualifies You For A Disability Placard In Mississippi?

You will qualify for a disabled parking permit in Mississippi if you have a qualifying medical condition that severely limits your mobility, and your condition has been certified by a state-licensed medical professional. You will also qualify for a disabled permit in Mississippi if you are the owner of a vehicle and you are a parent, spouse, or caregiver who lives with a disabled person.

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Qualifying Conditions For A Disabled Parking Placard In Mississippi

A person will qualify for a Mississippi disabled parking permit if they are disabled in one or more of the following ways:

  • They cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest.
  • They cannot walk without the use of an assistive device.
  • They are restricted by lung disease to such an extent that their forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one (1) second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one (1) liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty (60) mm/hg on room air at rest.
  • They use portable oxygen.
  • They have a cardiac condition to the extent that their functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to standards set by the American Heart Association.
  • They are severely limited in his/her ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition.

Who Can Certify An Application For A Disabled Parking Permit In Mississippi?

Only a licensed physician or nurse practitioner can certify an application for a Mississippi disabled parking permit.

How Do I Get A Disability Placard In The State Of Mississippi?

You can get a permit by submitting a disability parking placard application Mississippi to your local tax collector’s office. The application must be certified by a state-licensed medical physician or nurse practitioner. You can have your medical consultation online via video call. This can be arranged through the Dr. Handicap online clinic.

Once your suitability for a Mississippi disabled parking permit has been verified, the medical professional will sign your form and email it to you within 24 hours. You should then complete the form and submit it, either by mail or in-person, to your local county tax collector’s office.

How Much Does A Mississippi Disabled Parking Placard Cost?

Good news: Mississippi disabled parking placards are free!

When Do Mississippi Disabled Parking Permits Expire?

Temporary disabled parking placards in Mississippi expire after six months. Permanent disabled parking placards expire after five years.

How Do I Renew A Mississippi Disabled Parking Permit?

Mississippi permanent disabled parking placards can be renewed upon expiration, without new medical certification. Temporary placards can also be renewed, but applicants must resubmit a certified Mississippi Disabled Parking Application. Applications to renew a Mississippi disabled parking permit should be submitted to a local county tax collector either by mail or in person.

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Where Are Mississippi Disabled Parking Permits Valid?

Mississippi disabled parking permits are valid in:

  • All US states
  • All US overseas territories
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • UK
  • EU
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Disabled parking permits from all of these jurisdictions are also valid in Mississippi.

Mississippi Disabled Parking Rules And Regulations

  • Disabled parking placards must be hung from the vehicle’s rearview mirror while the vehicle is parked and safely stowed away when the vehicle is in motion.
  • Disabled permit holders can park in any designated disabled parking space for unlimited time. These spaces are signposted with the International Symbol of Access.
  • Disabled permit holders are not entitled to park in any spaces that are signposted “No Parking” or reserved for emergency vehicles or commercial loading.

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