Disabled Parking Permits
Disabled parking placards are issued by the County Tax Assessor-Collector. Placards allow vehicles to park in designated areas and free of charge at parking meters. Drivers display placards from their vehicle's rear view mirror. Permanent placards must be renewed every four years.
Placards are often issued to those who display disabled parking license plates. Individuals may choose a combination of two: two placards or one placard and one set of disabled plates.
Applicants for new disabled parking placards must present documented proof of need from a physician or qualified physician's assistant. The proof may be a notarized form (VTR-214) or a written prescription. Physician must state whether the disability is permanent or temporary. Once a person provides proof of permanent disability, he or she will not be required to provide it again.
Temporary Parking Placards require a new prescription if renewal is needed. The fee for temporary parking placards is $5.00 each.
For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions for Disabled Person Placards/License Plates from TxDMV.