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Disability Placards & Plates

Disability Placard
Under North Carolina law, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles issues disability placards and license plates for vehicle owners who need parking assistance and are certified as:
  • Being unable to walk without assistance
  • Having mobility impairments caused by lung disease, defective vision or cardiac, arthritic, neurological or orthopedic conditions
Placards and plates can only be used by the individual to whom the placard or plate is issued. Placards must be displayed from the vehicle's rearview mirror and plates replace the license plates on the back of the vehicle.

Getting a Plate or Placard

Individuals must apply and qualify, as indicated in the table below, for a placard or plate at an NCDMV license plate agency.

  • Valid for five years
  • May only be renewed with the recertification of a physician
​$5 each (limited to two)
​Temporary placards
  • Valid for up to six months
  • Not renewable

$5 each (limited to two)
  • Fill out an Application for Disabled Driver Registration Plate and have it signed by a physician, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner
  • Provide documentation verifying age and identity
  • Be signed by an authorized representative of the Division of Services for the Blind.
  • Must be renewed by sticker annually
  • Must be recertified by a physician every five years


2/17/2019 8:27 PM

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