DMV: Parking Permits for Individuals with a Permanent Disability

Parking Permits for Individuals with a Permanent Disability

Holiday Closing:  On Thursday, November 22, DMV offices will be closed to observe the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  Offices will reopen on Friday, November 23, at 7:45 a.m. 


The Department of Motor Vehicles issues permanent parking permits for individuals that have a qualifying disability.

The Department of Motor Vehicles no longer issues lifetime disability parking permits.


To apply for a permanent parking permit:

  • Have Part B completed by a licensed:
    • Physician
    • Physician's Assistant
    • Psychiatrist (under contract or employed by the USVA)
    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
    • Ophthalmologist
    • Optometrist
    • A member of the Connecticut Board of Services and Education for the Blind
  • Return the completed application to the DMV for processing by one of the following methods:
    • Mail:            Department of Motor Vehicles 
                           Disabled Parking Permit Unit
                           60 State Street
                           Wethersfield, CT  06161
    • Fax:              860- 263-5556
    • E-mail:
    • In person, at any DMV Office.
Upon receipt, the DMV will process the application and provide one permit per qualified applicant.
What will it cost:
  • There is no fee for the permanent parking permit.

Please Note:

  • The permit is for the exclusive use of the disabled person.

  • A permanent parking permit gives an individual permission to park in spaces reserved for individuals with a disability.

  • It may be used in any vehicle in which the disabled person is riding in

  • The permit is designed to hang from the rearview mirror when the vehicle is parked, but should be removed when the vehicle is being operated.

  • The permit must be returned if you move out of state or if the disabled individual is deceased.

Organizations: Permits may also be issued to a facility or an agency for vehicles they use primarily to transport people with qualifying disabilities. A Permanent Parking Placard form (Form B-225P) must be completed by the head of the facility or agency, and indicate the vehicle will be used at least 50 percent of the time for transporting eligible clients.

Note: Permanent parking permits will expire in accordance with your Connecticut driverís license or identification card depending on the type of license you have. If you do not have a Connecticut driverís license or identification card, you must obtain one before you can obtain or renew a permanent parking permit. 

If you lose your permit or it is stolen, you must apply for a replacement permit.

Content Last Modified on 10/10/2018 10:54:42 AM