• Disability Plates and Placards

    Disability plates

    The Denver County Motor Vehicle Department provides disability plates and placards to persons with disabilities who reside in Denver County only. Disability plates and placards permit qualified applicants to park their vehicle, or a vehicle in which they are a passenger, in designated disability parking spaces. If you are not a Denver County resident, please visit the State of Colorado DMV website to locate your branch office.

    How to qualify for disability plates and placards

    To qualify for disability plates and placards, see the criteria listed below.
     All criteria require certification by a person fully licensed to practice
    medicine in Colorado.

     

    • Mobility: Persons who cannot walk two hundred feet without stopping to rest.
    • Assisted Mobility: Persons who cannot walk without the use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device.
    • Respiratory: Persons who are restricted by lung disease to such an extent that the person's forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one second when measured by spirometry is less than one liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty mm/hg on room air or at rest.
    • Oxygen: Persons who use portable oxygen.
    • Cardiac: Persons who have a cardiac condition to the extent that the person's functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to standards set by the American Heart Association.
    • Other: Persons who are severely limited in their ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition.

    How to apply for plates and placards

    The application process for plates and placards is the same. Denver County residents may bring all documentation listed below to any of our Denver DMV branch office locations and see the options above for applicable fees.

     Where to place placards

    Permanent placards will be issued at the time of your transaction and should be placed visibly inside the vehicle of which the person with a disability is a passenger. Placards may be moved from one vehicle to another.



    To apply for temporary placards, Denver County residents should bring all documentation listed below to any of our Denver DMV branch office locations (Denver residents only). Temporary placards are free of charge.


     Where to place placards

    Temporary, 90-day placards will be issued at the time of your transaction and should be placed visibly inside the vehicle of which the person with a disability is a passenger. Placards may be moved from one vehicle to another.



     Holiday closure notice

    All Denver DMV offices will be CLOSED Thursday, Nov-27-2014 for Thanksgiving Day

     Sellers, don't forget to remove your plates.

    Sellers, be sure to remove your license plates from the vehicle before the buyer drives away. If you don't and the buyer leaves the plates on, you could be liable for traffic tickets and other legal problems that are connected with the plate number—and with you.


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