Information for Persons with Disabilities Regarding Parking Privileges

 

  • Persons who cannot walk without the aid of another person, a guide dog, a companion dog, a walker, a cane, crutches, braces, prostheses, or a wheelchair.
  • Persons are mobility impaired by best corrected central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye as measured by the Snellen Test, OR persons who have central visual acuity better than 20/200 with a limitation of the field of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle of 20 or less.
  • Persons who are restricted by a pulmonary condition to the extent that the Arterial Oxygen Saturation, on room air, at rest, is 90% less or the patient desaturate to 90% or less on mild exercise, OR who use prescribed portable oxygen during the day.
  • Persons who have a cardiac condition to the extent that the person's functional limitations are classified as class III or IV according to the standards of the New York Heart Association.
  • Persons who have a disability that would be aggravated by walking 150 to 200 feet under normal environmental conditions and a resultant mobility impairment of the same degree as described in the four criteria above.

Fees and Options Available No fee is required for permanent and temporary placards when submitting the application.
Regular license fees and ownership taxes will be charge for license plates. There is no additional fee for the plates.

For all of the following you must obtain an application form from your physician and your physician must complete the physician information on the form and sign/ date it/

Options are as follows:

  • Permanent License Plates OnlyPersons with a disability owns and drives a vehicle:
    • Submit a completed application in the name of the person with a disability.
    • Enclose a photocopy of the title or registration to the vehicle.
  • Permanent License Plates and Permanent PlacardIf a person has an additional impairment which makes it impossible to hang a placard in a vehicle, they may have one set of plates for their vehicle, and a placard for use when they are driven by someone else.
    • Application procedure is the same for license plates.
  • Permanent Placard - No FeeFor persons with permanent disabilities who do not own, or who own more than one vehicle:
    • Submit a completed application in the name of the person with a disability.
    • A permanent placard will be issued which is to be placed inside the vehicle when the person with a disability is riding.
    • The placard is movable from one vehicle to another.
  • Temporary Placard - No FeeFor persons with a temporary disability to the degree described under Qualification:
    • Submit a completed application in the name of the person with a disability.
    • A 90-day temporary placard will be issued which is to be placed inside the vehicle when the person with a disability is riding.
    • The placard is moveable from one vehicle to another.
  • Disabled Veteran Handicap Plates All applicants need to comply with the same requirements as a regular Disabled Veteran plate. In addition, they will need to provide an application for Persons with Disabilities Parking Privileges. This application will need to be signed by a Colorado physician.