Drivers with Disabilities in Rhode Island
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Unlike most other states, Rhode Island does not offer special handicapped license plates. Instead, it issues removable placards to disabled individuals.
This allows disabled people to still have the benefits of handicapped parking, regardless of which vehicle they are riding in. The placards are conveniently designed for rearview mirror display.
Any person who is temporarily or permanently disabled may apply for a special parking placard. To do so, you and your physician must jointly complete a parking placard application form. Submit the application to:
- Division of Motor Vehicles
- Disability Parking Placards Office
- 600 New London Ave.
- Cranston, RI 02920
The Medical Review Board will review your application at its monthly meeting. If the board approves your application, it will notify you by mail.
Rhode Island participates in a reciprocal agreement with the other 49 states, which will honor your state-issued disability parking placards. Likewise, visitors to Rhode Island are welcome to use their state-issued handicapped plates and placards for disabled parking access.
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- Register Car
- Registration Renewal
- Registration & Insurance
- Replacing a Lost Registration
- RV & Motorhome Registration
- Custom Built Car Registration
- Boat Registration and Licenses
- Title Transfers
- Replacing a Lost Title
- Salvaged Vehicles
- Special Vehicles
- Drivers with Disabilities
- License Plates & Placards
- Smog & Emission Checks
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