Handicapped Parking, Long & Short Term
Disabled persons must have either a current Florida Driver License or a Florida Identification Card issued by the Florida Division of Driver Licenses.
Long Term Disabled Person Handicap Placards
A long-term disabled person parking placard is available to any individual with permanent mobility problems or those who are legally blind. The disability must be certified by:
- A Florida or out-of-state physician, osteopathic physician, podiatrist, chiropractor or optometrist, the Florida Division of Blind Services, the Adjudication Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Veterans Administration, or the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Long-term permits are issued for a period of four years and expire on the disabled person’s birthday.
- Individuals seeking the long-term parking placard must submit a completed application (83039 dated June 1998 or later). There is no fee. Applications may be obtained at the tax collector’s office or below.
Temporary Disabled Person Parking Placards
Temporary disabled person parking placards are available to any individual with a temporary disability. This has to be certified by a Florida or out-of-state physician, osteopathic physician, chiropractor, optometrist, the Florida Division of Blind Services, or the Adjudication Office of the U.S. Veterans Administration.
Individuals seeking the temporary parking placard must submit a completed application (83039 dated June 1998 or later), along with a $15 fee. The permit may be valid as determined by your physician not to exceed six months. Applications may be obtained at the tax collector’s office or below.
Knowingly providing false information on an application to obtain a disabled parking placard is a misdemeanor of the first degree, the penalty for which is up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of $1,000.