Drivers with Disabilities in KansasPage Overview
Drivers with Disabilities in Kansas
If you are disabled in a way that requires special parking considerations, you may be eligible for a disabled parking placard or license plates, or, if you are a disabled veteran, you may apply for a disabled veterans license plate.
In order to obtain a disability parking placard or plates, you'll need to submit a completed Certification of Disability for Disabled Parking Placard and/or Plate (Form TR-159) for disabled parking identification.
The application must be signed by a medical professional, such as a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, podiatrist, or chiropractor, licensed to practice in Kansas. The certificate may also be signed by a Christian Science practitioner, if that practitioner is listed in the Christian Science Journal.
If you have questions about your disability and need more information about your eligibility for a temporary or permanent plate, placard, or permit, please contact your personal physician. He or she should be able to provide you with information and recommendations specific to your circumstances.
You'll need to take the completed form to your local Kansas county treasurer's office to receive your placard or plates.
If you are caught using a disability plate or placard that was not issued to you, you may face harsh fines and penalties.
Disabled parking permits are issued for both temporary and permanent disabling conditions. The same application form as above is used; the designation of temporary or permanent is to be made by your health practitioner. Temporary placards are valid for a maximum of 6 months.
The red temporary placards are recognized in all states and in most countries and territories. Call ahead to the appropriate U.S. embassy if you're traveling out of the country and prefer solid confirmation.
You do not need to pay for disabled parking placards. However, if you choose to receive a set of disabled license plates, there is a $.50 fee. If you qualify, the Kansas Department of Revenue might issue both a hanging placard and a set of disabled license plates, or just hanging placards. Kansas disability license plates are not issued for temporary disabilities.
Disabled parking license plates are issued to Kansas drivers who have a permanent disability. You must submit a completed Certification of Disability for Disabled Parking Placard and/or Plate (Form TR-159), making sure to check the proper place as indicated for disabled license plates. The fee for disabled license plates is $.50.
To apply for disabled veterans license plates, you will need to submit a completed Application for Disabled Veterans License Plate (Form TR-103). As long as you have been certified with a 50% disability from a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, you are eligible for these plates.
NOTE: There are no disabled parking privileges associated with a disabled veterans license plate. If you wish to have disabled parking privileges, you must apply for disabled parking license plates or placards (see "Disabled Kansas License Plates" above).