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Disabled Persons Plates

  • Disability parking spaces were designed to be used by individuals who have a temporary or permanent impairment that may limit their ability to walk. In order to be able to utilize these parking spaces, your vehicle must be equipped with disabled person license plates or you must possess a disabled person parking placard.

    You qualify for license plates or placards if you are:

    1. Blind
    2. Do not have full use of an arm or both arms
    3. Cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest
    4. Cannot walk without use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair or other assistive device
    5. Are restricted by lung disease to such an extent that the person's forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one liter or the arterial oxy tension is less than 60 MM/HG on room air at rest
    6. Use portable oxygen
    7. Have a cardiac condition to the extent that the person's functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to the standards set by the American Heart Association
    8. Are severely limited in his or her ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition
    9. Are in loco parentis of a person specified in one of the above mentioned disabilities

    The following forms—used to obtain a Person with Disability or Severely Disabled Veteran Placard, Motorcycle Decal, or Plate—require notarization:

    Form MV-145 (7-07) Application for Disabled Person's Registration Plate or Motorcycle Plate Decal
    Form MV-145A Person with Disability Parking Placard Application
    Form MV-145V Application for Disabled Veteran Registration Plate or Motorcycle Plate Decal

    Submit the above forms to:

    • PA Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Motor Vehicles
      P.O. Box 68268
      Harrisburg, PA 17106

    The placards and the license plates will be mailed to your home address. Please note that if you are using a placard, it should always be displayed on the rearview mirror of your vehicle. To find out more visit the PennDOT Persons With Disability Parking Placard/Registration Plate page.

    Note: This article was accurate when it was published. Please confirm all details directly with the PennDOT. You can visit the PennDOT website or call the relevant PennDOT Call Center.

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