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    Summary: Disability License Plates & Placards in Idaho

    Find details below about handicapped parking placards and license plates, such as applying for disabled parking permits, renewing placards and plates, and replacing lost or stolen disability permits.

    Disability Placards & Plates in Idaho

    If you are an Idaho resident who has a disability, you can apply for a handicap parking permit from the Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

    To be eligible for a disability placard or license plate, you must have a qualifying disability that is verified by a doctor. Read below for more information about disability placards and plates in Idaho, including application requirements.

    Idaho Disability Permit Rules & Types

    The Idaho DMV issues several types of permits for handicapped parking:

    • Temporary disability placard.
    • Permanent disability placard.
    • Permanent disability license plate.

    To be eligible for a handicapped placard or license plate, a doctor must certify your disability.

    Idaho Visitors with Disabilities

    If you have either a placard or license plate from your home state, you can use it while visiting Idaho. Idaho recognizes handicapped parking placards and license plates from all other U.S. states.

    Be sure that you follow Idaho parking rules and regulations while visiting.

    Disabled Parking Rules in ID

    An Idaho handicap placard or license plate allows you to:

    • Park in areas designated for people with disabilities.
    • Park for an unlimited amount of time in spaces that have time limits.

    You CANNOT:

    • Park in areas marked as “no parking” or in spaces reserved for special types of vehicles.
    • Use a disability placard or license plate that is not issued to you.

    Apply for Disability Parking in Idaho

    You can apply for a disabled placard or license plate from the ID DMV either by mail or by fax.

    To apply for the permit, you will need the application for Disability License Plates and Placards (Form ITD 3392) with the medical certification section completed by a licensed physician.

    You may also need to pay appropriate fees depending on the permit you are applying for:

    • Temporary placards: Free.
    • Permanent placards: Free.
    • Personalized license plates: $25.
      • If you’re registering a car for the first time, you’ll pay standard registration fees.

    Submit your application:

    • By mail to:
      Idaho Transportation Department
      Division of Motor Vehicles – Special Plates
      P.O. Box 7129
      Boise, ID 83707
    • By fax to (208) 334-8542.

    Renew ID Disability Placards or Plates

    Each of the permits that the ID DMV issues has its renewal process:

    • A temporary placard is valid for up to 6 months. If you need to continue using it, apply for an extension by submitting a new Disability License Plates and Placards (Form ITD 3392).
    • Permanent placards may need to be renewed periodically.
      • Contact the ID DMV special plates office at (208) 334-8649 for renewal information.
    • You can renew your permanent disability license plate by renewing your vehicle registration.

    Replace a Disability Placard or License Plate

    If your disability placard is lost, stolen, or damaged, you can request a replacement from the Idaho DMV by completing a new application for Disability License Plates and Placards (Form ITD 3392).

    The application can be submitted:

    • By mail to:
      Idaho Transportation Department
      Division of Motor Vehicles – Special Plates
      P.O. Box 7129
      Boise, ID 83707
    • By fax to (208) 334-8542.
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