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DMV Alerts Law Enforcement to Change to Disabled Parking Placard Receipt

June 20, 2013 | Virginia News

From: Millicent N. Ford, Director, Driver Monitoring Division, Department of Motor Vehicles

The 2013 Session of the General Assembly passed legislation (SB 794) to allow a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, podiatrist or chiropractor to certify up to 15 days in advance of an applicant’s medical procedure that an applicant will meet the definition of “person with a condition that limits or impairs his ability to walk” and that the disability will be temporary. This correspondence is to inform you of a change DMV has made in implementing this legislation.

DMV has revised the orange placard receipt issued to customers when DMV processes an application for a disabled parking placard.  Since the actual disabled parking placard is mailed to the customer, the orange placard receipt is issued to customers who have been authorized to have temporary or permanent disabled parking privileges.  They hang the placard receipt from their rearview mirror in their vehicle when parking in spaces designated for the disabled and while waiting to receive their disabled parking placard by mail.

Currently, the receipt shows an expiration date as well as a receipt (“R”) number.  Effective July 1, the orange placard receipt has been revised as follows to display the receipt beginning and ending dates to show the placard’s validity in addition to the “R” number.




Law Enforcement officers will still be able to inquire through VCIN on disabled parking placards to determine whether a disabled parking placard is valid.  Receipts issued prior to July 1 will only display an expiration date and the receipt is valid until that date.

If you have any questions about the issuance of disabled parking placards, you may contact DMV at (804) 497-7192 and an agent will be happy to assist you. You may also contact us by fax at (804) 367-1384.