APPLICATION FOR DISABLED PERSON PLACARD OR PLATES
DMV USE ONLY
NOTE: For lost, stolen, or mutilated Disabled Person or Disabled Veteran License Plates or Placard, please complete
an Application For Replacement Plates, Stickers, and Documents (REG 156) form, available at www.dmv.ca.gov.
Attention Disabled Veterans with a 100% Disability Rating: You may be eligible for a Disabled Veteran License
Plate, which is exempt from the payment of the registration and license fees. Documentation from the Department of
Veterans Affairs along with DMV form REG 256A is required – see www.dmv.ca.gov or call 1-800-777-0133.
SECTION(S) A R/O Comm.
NO. VERIFIED BY:
A. DISABLED PERSON’S INFORMATION (PLEASE PRINT)
TRUE FULL NAME (LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE OR ORGANIZATION NAME) DATE OF BIRTH (NOT REQUIRED FOR ORGANIZATIONS)
Month Day Year
PHYSICAL ADDRESS (INCLUDE ST., AVE., RD., CT., ETC.) APT./SPACE/STE.# CITY STAT E ZIP CODE DRIVER LICENSE/ID CARD NUMBER
MAILING ADDRESS (IF DIFFERENT FROM PHYSICAL ABOVE) APT./SPACE/STE.# CITY STAT E ZIP CODE DAYTIME TELEPHONE NUMBER
Were you ever issued Disabled Person or Disabled Veteran License Plates or a Permanent Parking Placard in California?
YES – A doctor’s disability certication is NOT required, unless the placard was canceled by DMV or is no longer on record.
The Disabled Person or Disabled Veteran License Plates or Placard number is:
NO – A doctor’s certication is required. The doctor must complete Sections F and G on the reverse side.
B. PLEASE CHECK AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BOXES:
Permanent Parking Placard No Fee
Temporary Parking Placard $6.00
Is this a renewal of a previously issued Temporary Parking
Yes No. If Yes, enter the number of
consecutively issued placards to you:
Disabled Person License Plates No Fee (see Section C)
Travel Parking Placard No Fee
Travel Parking Placards are issued to applicants with permanent disabilities.
A California resident applying for a Travel Parking Placard must have a
Permanent Parking Placard or Disabled Person or Disabled Veteran License
Plates, but not both. Travel Parking Placards are issued to non-residents for
no more than 90 days and to California residents for no more than 30 days.
NOTE: Disabled Person License Plates can only be assigned to vehicles currently registered in the name of the qualied disabled person.
C. DISABLED PERSON LICENSE PLATE APPLICANTS – DO NOT COMPLETE IF APPLYING FOR A PARKING PLACARD ONLY.
Please list the vehicle registered to you on which you will place the Disabled Person License Plates:
CURRENT LICENSE PLATE NUMBER VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER MAKE
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE EXEMPTION
I am requesting an exemption from weight fees for the vehicle described above. It weighs less than 8,001 pounds unladen. I understand that this
exemption may be used for ONE commercial vehicle only and I do not have this exemption for any other vehicles I own.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ
•The only legal use of a placard is its display by the person to whom it is issued. It cannot be loaned to anyone, including family members or
friends and a peace officer or parking enforcement person may conscate a placard being used for parking purposes that benet a person other
than the person to whom the placard was issued. A placard ID card identifying the placard owner is issued with every placard and should be
kept with the placard owner at all times whenever the placard is in use, and presented upon request of a peace officer or a person authorized
to enforce parking laws, ordinances, or regulations. The disabled person does not have to own or drive the vehicle to use the placard.
• Placard abuse or misuse can result in the conscation, cancellation, and revocation of the placard and loss of the privileges it provides.
•Placard and Disabled Person License Plate abuse is a misdemeanor punishable by a ne of not less than $250, not more than $1,000, or by
imprisonment in a county jail for not more than 6 months, or by both ne and imprisonment. The court may also impose a civil penalty of not
more than $1,500, for each conviction.
•To alter, forge, counterfeit or falsify a plate is a felony punishable by 16 months to 3 years in a state prison or up to 1 year in the county jail.
•A person who forges, counterfeits, falsies or passes, attempts to pass, acquires, possesses, sells, or attempts to sell a genuine or counterfeit
placard, or a person who displays with fraudulent intent, or causes or permits to be displayed a forged, counterfeit or false placard is guilty of a
misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for 6 months or by a ne of not less than $500 or more
than $1,000, or by both ne and imprisonment. The court may also impose a civil penalty of not more than $4,200 for each conviction.
•Any information contained in this application will be available to local public law enforcement or the local agencies responsible for the enforcement
of parking regulations. DMV compares its record of disability placards issued against the records of the Bureau of Vital Statistics.
IT IS ILLEGAL
• To alter a placard or placard identication card.
• To provide false information to obtain a placard or disabled person plates.
• To allow someone to use your placard, if you are not in the vehicle.
• To forge a doctor’s signature.
• To possess or display a counterfeit placard.
• For an individual to have more than one permanent placard.
E. DISABLED PERSON’S SIGNATURE AND CERTIFICATION – MUST CHECK BOX AND LIST REASON.
I have read the “Important Information” in Section D and I fully understand and take responsibility for the use of the Disabled Person
Placard or Plates that are issued to me. I also certify that I am a disabled person per California Vehicle Code (CVC) §295.5 (as dened in
Section F) and that I am:
Permanently or Temporarily disabled due to: .
I certify (or declare) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.
EXECUTED AT (PLACE SIGNED [CITY, STATE]) SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT
REG 195 (REV. 4/2011)
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
(INITIALS & ID #)