- You have a temporary or permanent physical disability that requires you to use a wheelchair, walker, braces or crutches
- You have temporarily or permanently lost the use of one or both legs
- You are certified by a doctor as being severely restricted in mobility, either temporarily or permanently, by a heart condition, arthritis or orthopedic or neurological impairment
- You are permanently blind or visually impaired
- You transport eligible handicapped persons
- You are a certified disabled veteran
So how do you go about acquiring a disability placard?
You fill out State Form 42070 (Application for Disability Parking Placard or Disability Plate). The form must be certified by a physician with a valid and unrestricted license. The form may be returned to the address shown on it or to any Indiana license branch..
This application may be downloaded from the website http://www.in.gov/bmv/2347.htm
How much does a placard cost?
A temporary disability placard costs $5.00 and is valid for six months or up until the date indicated by the certifying physician is reached, whichever comes first. A permanent disability placard is free.
What about lost, stolen, or destroyed placards?
No fee is charged to issue a duplicate card to someone who is permanently disabled. Temporary placards cost $5 to reissue.
What’s the difference between a disability license plate and a disability placard?
A license plate is for your personal use on your own car. A placard can be moved from one vehicle to another.
- by Ronnie of the Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates blog team