A placard can be purchased by individuals with disabilities that limit or impair his or her ability to walk or who is certified legally blind. The disabled person must have a current Florida driver license or Florida identification card. The parking permit entitles the driver transporting the disables passenger to utilize handicap parking facility vehicle transporting the disabled person. The placard is transferable to any motor vehicle transporting the disables person. The placard is to be hung on the rear view mirror when using designated disabled parking spaces. Applicants and their physician are required to sign for the permit.
Permanent or long-term disables parking permits are issues for a period of up to four years and will expire on the disabled person's birthday. For temporary parking permits the period of time is indicated by a physician but may not exceed six months from the date of issuance.
Beginning October 1, 2012, a person certified as permanently disabled must provide a certificate of disability (Form HSMV 83039, Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit) issued and signed by a physician within the last 12 months in order to renew their disabled parking permits.