DMV: FAQ’s on Permanent Parking Permits

FAQ’s on Permanent Parking Permits
for Disabled Individuals




1. Who can obtain a Permanent Parking Permit?
Any person who has one of the following qualifying disabilities or conditions that affect mobility, and are permanent in nature may apply for a Permanent 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 Permanent Parking Permit?
To obtain a Permanent Parking Permit, you must complete 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
  • Fax: 860- 263-5556


3. Who can certify an application for Permanent Parking Permits?
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 Permanent Parking Permit?
There is no fee for obtaining a Permanent Parking Permit.

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

6. How long is my Permanent Parking Permit valid?
A Permanent Parking Permit is valid for the same duration as your license or identification card, typically six years.

7. What day of the month does my permit expire?
All 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 Permanent Parking Permit?
Any vehicle that displays a Permanent Parking Permit may use and/or occupy parking spaces reserved for persons who are blind or have disabilities.

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

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

Content Last Modified on 7/12/2017 10:38:00 AM