Vehicle Services

Plates and Placards

Disability Symbol/Hearing Impaired

The disability plate or placard provides the person with a disability the privilege of parking in specially marked parking spaces provided for the exclusive use of persons with a disability. The person with a disability must be the driver or a passenger in the vehicle when the disability parking space is used. Disability plates are assigned to, and may only be displayed on a specific vehicle registered or leased in the person with a disability's name.

Recipients must complete a Disability-Hearing Impaired Plate/Placard Application or have one on file. 
Hearing Impaired
The Hearing Impaired plate is in a special, reserved number format beginning with the letter "H." Hearing Impaired plates and placards alert law enforcement, emergency services and others approaching the vehicle that the driver is hearing impaired. Hearing Impaired plates/placards are not valid for special parking privileges. 
Medical Certification
The Medical Certification section on the application must be completed by an authorized physician (doctor of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry or chiropractic, licensed to practice medicine in the United States), a registered nurse practitioner or by a hospital administrator. Applicants must meet specific criteria to be eligible. See application

For additional information, please see our Vehicle Services FAQ.

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)