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    Summary: Mississippi Disability Placards & Plates

    Find out more about the disability placards and license plates available for handicapped parking, including how to apply for a parking placard or plate, as well as how to renew and replace disabled parking permits.

    Disability Placards & Plates in Mississippi

    If you are a Mississippi resident with a temporary or permanent disability, you can apply for a handicapped parking placard or license plate from the Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR).

    For more details about disabled parking permits, including application information, read below.

    Types of MS Disability Parking Permits

    A disability placard or license plate allows you to legally park in designated handicapped parking spots.

    The Mississippi DOR offers you the following options:

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

    Your eligibility is determined by your doctor’s medical certification of your disability.

    If you have a qualifying disability, you can be issued up to 2 placards and 2 license plates.

    MS Visitors with Disabilities

    If you are visiting Mississippi from out of state, you can use your disability placard or plate from your home state.

    All states recognize the disability placards and plates from all other states.

    Apply for Disability Placards & Plates

    You can apply for a disability parking placard or license tag in person at your MS county tax collector’s office.

    Contact the MS DOR for information about applying by mail.

    To apply for a plate or placard, you will need to submit a completed Disabled Parking Application (Form 76-104).

    The application must include medical certification by EITHER:

    • A licensed physician.
      OR
    • A nurse practitioner.

    Disability placards are free.

    For a disability license plate, you must pay standard registration taxes and fees.

    Disabled Veteran Plate Application

    To apply for a disabled veteran license plate, you must present certification of 100% disability from the Veteran’s Affair Board to your county tax collector’s office.

    The fee for the license plate is $1. Disabled veterans are exempt from paying the other taxes and fees on 1 vehicle.

    Renew a Disability Permit in Mississippi

    All handicapped parking placards and tags expire and must be renewed.

    You can renew your placard or plate in person at your county tax collector’s office.

    Contact the Mississippi DOR to see if they accept disabled placard and plate renewal applications by mail.

    Renew a Temporary Placard

    A temporary placard is only valid for the length of time indicated by your doctor, up to 6 months.

    Temporary placards cannot be renewed. If you still need disability parking, you must apply for a new placard.

    See the section “ Apply for Disability Placards & Plates” above for more information.

    Renew a Permanent Placard or License Tag

    A permanent disability placard or license plate is valid for up to 5 years.

    To renew your placard or license plate, you will need to submit to the MS DOR:

    Disability placards in Mississippi are free.

    You must renew your vehicle registration to ensure that your disabled tag remains valid.

    Replace a Disability Placard or Plate

    If your disability placard has been lost, stolen, or damaged, contact your county tax collector’s office for information about requesting a replacement.

    If your Mississippi license plate is lost, stolen, or damaged, see our Mississippi lost registration page.

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