Disability Plates and Placards in Connecticut

CT Disability Placards & License Plates Summary:

Details about disability parking placards and license plates, handicapped parking rules and regulations, how to apply for a handicap placard or plate, and renewing and replacing a parking permit.

Disability Placards & Plates in Connecticut

In Connecticut, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues disability placards and license plates to those with qualifying disabilities.

Read below for application information about how to apply what a disability placard or plate entitles you to.

Types of Disability Permits in CT

Connecticut offers both handicap parking placards and license plates.

A placard is hung on the front side of the rearview mirror. It is issued to people with a temporary or permanent disability.

The disability license plate replaces the regular license plate on vehicles. It is only issued to people with a permanent disability.

To obtain a placard or plate, you must have a qualifying disability or condition that affects your mobility.

CT Visitors with Disabilities

If you're visiting Connecticut and already have a disability placard or plate from your home state, you do not need to obtain one from the CT DMV.

You can use the handicapped-parking permit from another state; however, you must follow Connecticut's disability parking laws.

Disabled Parking Rules

In CT, disability placards and license plates allow you to park in on-street and off-street spaces reserved for persons with disabilities. These spaces will be signed.

In order to park in any of these designated spaces using the disability placard or plate, the person who owns the permit or plate must be in the vehicle as the driver or a passenger.

Apply for a CT Disability Permit

The CT DMV accepts applications for disability permits in several ways depending on the type of parking permit you are applying for.

You will need:


Special Permit Application and Impairment Certificate
Department of Motor Vehicles for original, renewal, OR replacement disabled parking permits. Must be completed by a physician.
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