Applying For A Disabled Parking Placard or License Plate
To apply for a disabled parking placard or license plate, you must complete and submit a completed Disabled Parking Plates or Placard Application (MED 10). You can submit your application either:
- By mail to:
- Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
- P. O. Box 85815
- Richmond, VA 23285-5815
- In Person at any DMV customer service center
Cost of Disabled Placards and Plates
Temporary and permanent placards for citizens cost $5. With the required certification, a person with a valid, unexpired license plate may obtain the International Symbol of Access at no additional charge.
Disability Certification Requirements
Your application for a temporary or permanent disabled parking placard or license plate must include a certification of your disability from your physician, physician's assistant, nurse practitioner, podiatrist, or chiropractor. Podiatrists and chiropractors may only certify for the conditions or disabilities listed in the certification section provided for podiatrists and chiropractors on the MED 10 form. Refer to the Certification table on the MED 10 to determine the medical professional authorized to certify your allowable condition.
A certification from a physician, physician's assistant, nurse practitioner, podiatrist, or chiropractor is not required if:
- you are applying for a license plate showing the International Symbol of Access and you already hold a permanent placard
- you hold disabled parking license plates and you are applying for a permanent placard
Organizations wishing to obtain disabled placards or plates must present an Institutional/Organizational Disabled Parking Plates or Placard Application (MED 11). This application must include a certification that the vehicle is registered in the name of the institution/organization and used routinely to transport citizens with disabilities.
Special Information for Veterans
If you are applying for a disabled veteran's license plate with the International Symbol of Access, you must present the License Plate Application (VSA 10) and either:
- A MED 10 form signed by a medical professional authorized to certify your disability, along with a Veteran's Certificate of Disability (VSA 54) signed by the Veteran's Administration, OR
- The VSA 54 form only, signed by both a medical professional to certify your disability and by the Veteran's Administration to qualify you for the plate.
Veterans with a qualifying disability are exempt from annual registration fees and are entitled to plates for one motor vehicle that is owned and used personally by the veteran.