Handicap Placard


  • Has lost the use of one or more limbs as a consequence of paralysis, amputation, or other permanent disability.
  • Is severely and permanently disabled and cannot walk without the use of or assistance from a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair or other assistive device.
  • Suffers from lung disease to such an extent that the applicant’s 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 on room air at rest; or uses portable oxygen.
  • Has a cardiac condition to the extent that the applicant’s functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to standards set by the American Heart Association.
  • Is severely and permanently limited in the ability to walk because of an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition; or cannot walk two hundred feet without stopping to rest.
  • Has a permanent sight impairment of both eyes as certified by the N.J. Commission of the Blind (placard only).

Additional Information

Qualified applicants receive one set of wheelchair symbol license plates for a vehicle registered either to the qualified person with a disability OR to one family member who provides the qualified person with transportation (aka driver). 

The Persons with a Disability placard will authorize the driver to park any vehicle in a wheelchair symbol parking space so long as the qualified person designated on the Person with a Disability Identification Card is in the vehicle and has their ID card with them.

The individual who holds the Person with a Disability Identification Card must be in the vehicle or with the driver at all times as proof of disability.  The Card is non-transferable and must be with on the individual at all times to utilize the wheelchair symbol parking privileges. Any abuse or misuse of this privilege will be cause for immediate revocation of the ID card, placard and plates.

Persons with a disability parking privileges are valid for three year periods, after which a new application and certification by an approved medical practitioner must be submitted.

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