Drivers with Disabilities in MississippiPage Overview
Mississippi Drivers with Disabilities
If you have a disability and drive in Mississippi, you may be eligible to apply for handicap parking placards, license plates, and permits that allow you to park in specially designated parking spots. Depending on your specific circumstances and the nature of your disability, you may be eligible for either permanent or temporary disability/handicap license plates, parking permits, or hanging placards.
On this page you'll find an overview of the application process and some additional information relevant to handicap parking plates and placards in Mississippi.
If you have any questions about which types you can choose from or questions about the application process, please contact the Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR).
Mississippi residents who are disabled can apply for a disabled parking tag or placard. Simply download the Disabled Parking Application (Form 76-104) using Adobe Reader, then have a licensed physician or a nurse practitioner complete the first section.
As part of your disability placard/permit application process, your doctor must certify that one or more of the following describe your disability:
- You have trouble walking more than 200 feet without having to stop for a break.
- You are unable to walk at all without an assistive device such as a wheelchair, cane, or walker.
- You have lung disease and such difficulty breathing that your forced expiratory volume for 1 second is less than 1 liter by measurement of spirometry, or your arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg on room air at rest.
- You use portable oxygen.
- You suffer from a cardiac condition that limits your functionality so much so that you are classified, by standards set by the American Heart Association, in severity as a Class III or Class IV.
- Arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic conditions greatly affect your ability to walk.
Other disability-causing conditions may also apply. If you have questions about your disability, the qualifying conditions, or your eligibility, you should contact your personal physician. He or she should be able to give you specific details that pertain to your situation.
Mississippi collects a privilege tax, registration fees, ad valorem taxes, and sales tax when you register your vehicle to receive a license plate. Therefore, there is no fee for a disabled license. You will still need to pay your regular vehicle registration fees and taxes. Taxes are variable by county, so it's best to contact your local Mississippi tax collector for more information.
Most states honor disability plates and placards from other states. If you're planning a trip out of state, you should be covered. If you have any questions about whether or not your handicap plates or placard will be valid where you're going, check the laws of the state to which you'll be traveling, or refer to our Drivers with Disabilities page for that state.
If you have any questions about permanent or temporary plates or placards from other states being used within Mississippi, contact your local tax collector's office.