DMV: Usage of Plates and Permits for Disabled Individuals

Usage of Plates and Permits for Disabled Individuals




Parking Spaces

  • On-street parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities are designated by local law or ordinance.
  • Off-street parking spaces for people with disabilities are required by law at any private facility with 201 or more parking spaces.

If you have a question about parking for people with disabilities on a particular street, contact the authorities responsible for maintaining that road.


Proper Use of License Plates or Valid Permits

  • Any vehicle with a license plate or valid permit displaying the International Symbol of Access may use parking spaces designated for use by a person with a disability. 
  • The person to whom the license plate or permit was issued must be traveling in the vehicle in order to use these spaces.
  • Plates and permits do not allow you to disobey state or local parking regulations. 

Misuse of Parking Permits or Plates

  • If you misuse plates or a parking permit or allow another to misuse them, the Department of Motor Vehicles may revoke the plates/permit or deny renewal. The most common misuse is when someone other than the person with a disability uses the plates or permit to park in a space reserved for people with disabilities. 
  • These parking permits or plates are valid only when the person with a disability who received the permit is driving the vehicle or is a passenger in it.

Traveling Out-of-State

  • Connecticut plates and permits for people with disabilities are available only to Connecticut residents. However, Connecticut honors out-of-state plates and permits for people with disabilities, and most other states also honor Connecticut permits and plates. 

If you are traveling to another state, check with the local law enforcement agency of the other state to be sure.


Content Last Modified on 7/29/2015 11:24:17 AM