Parking permits may be available to those with a disability in Peachtree City, allowing them to park in more convenient locations. Learn more about the types of parking permits, fees and how to apply for them.
Types of Parking Permits for the Disabled
Some of the types of parking permits that disabled drivers can get for easy parking:
- Temporary placard (hang tag) - A temporary tag is for individuals whose disability isn’t expected to last more than 180 days, as verified by a doctor when completing the application. There is no fee to obtain a temporary placard.
- Permanent placard (hang tag) - If the disability is expected to last more than 180 days, the individual may receive a permanent tag. Again, a doctor will need to verify the disability. There is also no fee for a permanent placard.
- Special permanent parking permit - This permit is for disabled drivers who operate a specially equipped vehicle. This applies to those with a physical disability that necessitates using hand controls for accelerating and braking. Or for someone whose physical disability stems from the loss (or loss of use) of both upper extremities. There is no fee.
- Disability license plate - This type of license plate is for disabled persons. There is a $20 fee plus any applicable taxes.
All of these permits will allow someone to park his/her vehicle in a parking space reserved for those with disabilities. However, the proper form must be completed and submitted in order to obtain these permits.
How to Apply for the Various Types of Parking Permits
To apply for a disability parking permit, the applicant must fill out the MV-9D application (Disabled Person’s Parking Affidavit).
The MV-9D must be completed by the:
- a licensed doctor (podiatrist, chiropractor, general medicine, optometrist or osteopathic medicine); and
The applicant should then return the form to a local County Tax Commissioner’s Tag Office. Placards are no longer available from the Department of Driver Services.
More Parking Permit Information: How Georgia Defines Disability
The good news is that if you receive a parking permit in Georgia then it is valid in all of the other states. The following are medical conditions or complications that would allow an individual to obtain a parking permit:
- individual cannot walk without having to stop and rest;
- requires an assistive device to aid to walk (crutch, prosthetic device, cane, brace or help from another person);
- lung disease restricts the individual (when measured by a spirometer, forced respiratory volume for one second is less than one liter, or arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 millimeters of mercury on room air when at rest);
- requires portable oxygen;
- severity of functional limitations from a cardiac condition are categorized as Class III or Class IV (based on American Heart Association standards);
- neurological, orthopedic, arthritic conditions or pregnancy complications that significantly limit the person’s ability to walk;
- hearing impaired;
- blindness where central visual acuity doesn’t exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses, or if visual acuity is better than 20/200 is accompanied by limitations to the field/vision in the better eye to such an extent that angle and widest diameter subtends isn’t greater than 20 degrees.
Legal Help for Accident Victims Who Become Disabled
If you were disabled because of an accident in Peachtree City, Jason R. Schultz can help you pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for damages. Call us at (404) 474-0804 or contact us online.