Vehicle Services

Plates and Placards

Disability Symbol/Hearing Impaired


The disability plate or placard permits the recipient to park in specially marked 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 can only be displayed on a specific vehicle registered or leased by the person with the disability.

Recipients must complete a Disability-Hearing Impaired Plate/Placard Application or have one on file. 
Temporary Disability Placards

Temporary disability placards are valid for six months at which time a new certification must be completed.

Apply for a Temporary Disability Placard.

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), an authorized physician assistant, 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.

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Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.