DMV: FAQs on Temporary Parking Permits for Disabled Individuals

Frequently Asked Questions on Temporary Parking Permits for Disabled Individuals


Holiday Closing:  On Friday, October 5, DMV offices will close at 12:30 p.m. to observe the Columbus Day holiday.  Offices will remain closed on Saturday, October 6, and will reopen on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:45 a.m. 


1. Who can obtain a Temporary Parking Permit?
Any person who has one of the following qualifying disabilities, or conditions that affect mobility, and are temporary in nature may apply for a Temporary Parking Permit:

1.  Use of portable oxygen.

2.  Legal blindness.

3.  Limited use, or no use, of one or both legs.

4.  Inability to walk 200 feet without stopping.

5.  A neuro-muscular dysfunction that severely limits mobility.

6.  A Class III or IV cardiac condition (American Heart Association standards).

7.  Severe limitation in the ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition.

8.  Restriction because of lung disease to such an extent that 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 of room air at rest.

2. How can I obtain a Temporary Parking Permit?
To obtain a Temporary Parking Permit for a disabled individual, you must obtain a “Special Permit Application and Impairment Certificate” (Form B-225). Section A of the form must be completed by the applicant. Section B of the form must be completed and signed by a licensed medical professional. Upon completion for the form, submit the form to one of the following:

  • Mail: Department of Motor Vehicles
    Handicapped Permit Unit
    60 State Street
    Wethersfield, CT  06161
  • In person at any DMV office

3. Who can certify an application for  a Temporary Parking Permit?

A Special Permit Application and Impairment Certificate (B-225) can be certified by any one of the following:

  • A Physician
  • A Physician’s Assistant
  • An Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • A Psychiatrist (under contract or employed by the USVA)
In the case of blindness, the following can certify:
  • An Optometrist
  • An Ophthalmologist
  • A member of the Connecticut Board of Services and Education for the Blind
NOTE: In lieu of certification, DMV will accept a VA disability certificate for blindness, amputation of legs or arms, or loss of use of legs or arms, traumatic brain injury, paraplegic and hemiplegic disabilities.

4. Is there a fee for the Temporary Parking Permit?
There is a $5 fee for obtaining a Temporary Parking Permit.

5. How many Temporary Parking Permits can I obtain?
Only one Temporary Parking Permit will be issued per applicant.

6. How long is my Temporary Parking Permit valid?
A Temporary Parking Permit is valid for six months.

7. What day of the month does my permit expire?
All temporary permits expire the last day of the month of expiration. For example if the permit expires in June, the 30th of June is the day of expiration.

8. Where can I use my Temporary Parking Permit?
Any vehicle that displays a Temporary Parking Permit may use and/or occupy parking spaces reserved for persons who are blind or have disabilities.

9. Who can use my Temporary Parking Permit?
Only the applicant to which the Temporary Parking Permit was issued may use the permit. The applicant must be present in the vehicle where the Temporary Parking Permit is displayed.

10. What if I allow a family member or friend to use my Temporary Parking Permit?
If you allow anyone to use your Temporary Parking Permit, including a family member or friend, you may be fined $250 and your permit may be revoked.

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