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.
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.
Where Are Mississippi Disabled Parking Permits Valid?
Mississippi disabled parking permits are valid in:
- All US states
- All US overseas territories
- 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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