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Colorado Handicap Parking

Are you eligible for Persons with Disabilities License Plates and Placards in Colorado?

A medical professional has to verify your impaired mobility and eligibility requirements in writing. Details that differ from the general eligibility guidelines include:

  • You can’t walk 200 feet without rest
  • You’re restricted by lung disease, specifically with a forced expiratory volume (FEV) for 1 second, when measured by spirometry, is less than 1 liter or your arterial oxygen tension is less than 60mm/hg on room air at rest
  • You are severely limited in ability to walk because of an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition.

What is the Colorado application process for Persons with Disabilities License Plates and Placards?

You can get the Persons with Disabilities Parking Privileges Application (Form DR 2219) by going to your nearest Colorado Motor Vehicle Office or printing the document online.

You and your Colorado licensed doctor just need to complete and sign the application with all necessary information. Remember to indicate if you would like a License Plate or Placard. Once you finish this quick application, you have to bring it to your local Colorado Motor Vehicle Office.

If you’re applying for a Person with Disabilities License Plate, you will also need to provide a copy of your car’s title or registration.

  • Department of Revenue – Division of Motor Vehicles
    1881 Pierce Street
    Lakewood, Colorado 80214

How long are Persons with Disabilities License Plates and Placards Valid in Colorado?

Depending on the Persons with Disabilities License Plate and Placard, the time range and conditions vary.

  • Permanent
    Your condition isn’t expected to change in your lifetime
  • Extended
    Your condition isn’t expected to change within 30 months after receiving plate or placard
  • Temporary
    Your condition isn’t expect to last more than 30 months after receiving plate or placard
  • Short Term
    Your condition isn’t expected to last more than 90 days after receiving a placard
    Your Short Term Placard can only be renewed once

Persons with Disabilities Placards need to be renewed every 3 years and verified by a medical professional. Permanent placards, however, can be self-certified, and only every 9 years need to be medically verified.

Are there Colorado Disabled Veteran Plates?

Disabled Veteran Handicap Plates are available for any Colorado resident veteran. However, your impairment needs to be at least 50% service-connected as certified by the Department of Veterans Affairs or from your military branch.

Similarly, you need to complete the Application for Persons with Disabilities Parking Privileges Application, in addition to submitting the service-connected rating.

After experiencing the benefits of the Colorado Disabled Veteran Handicap Plate for 3 years, you need to renew the plate. Similarly, you can appreciate the benefits of Social Security Disability after filing a claim.

Can I report Handicap Parking Abuse?

Disappointingly, there are instances where individuals who don’t possess any impairment or disability misuse Handicap Parking spaces, plates, and placards.

If someone parks in a Handicap Parking space and is able to move freely without issue into a destination, there’s a chance they shouldn’t have parked there.

Individuals who intentionally misuse the placards or plates or who make false statements to help someone become eligible can be fined:

  • Class 4 Felony: up to $500,000
  • Class 1 Misdemeanor: $1,000

You can report Handicap Parking abuse by filing a police report and alerting your local Colorado Motor Vehicle Office immediately.

Where are the Colorado Motor Vehicle Offices located?

Colorado Motor Vehicle Offices are scattered throughout the state and they offer a variety of services, including driver records, registration and title transactions, license plate renewals, among other things.

If you would like more information, feel free to visit the Department of Revenue Division of Motor Vehicles website.

  • Akron
    150 Ash Ave PO Box L, Akron, CO 80720
    970-345-6565

  • Alamosa
    402 Edison Ave PO Box 630, Alamosa, CO 81101
    719-589-6681

  • Arvada
    6510 Wadsworth Blvd Ste 320, Arvada, CO 80003

  • Aspen
    530 E Main St Suite 101, Aspen, CO 81611
    970-920-5180

  • Aurora
    3449 N Chambers Rd Suite A, Aurora, CO 80010

  • Aurora
    490 S Chambers Rd, Aurora, CO 80017

  • Avon
    100 W Beaver Creek Blvd Ste 107, Avon, CO 81620
    970-328-9670

  • Bailey
    59865 Hwy 285, Bailey, CO 80421
    303-816-5920

  • Bayfield
    1199 Bayfield Parkway PO Box 1746, Bayfield, CO 81122
    970-884-9382

  • Bennett
    355 Fourth Street, Bennett, CO

  • Boulder
    1750 33rd St Ste 100, Boulder, CO 80301-2534
    303-413-7710

  • Breckenridge
    208 E Lincoln Ave PO Box 1538, Breckenridge, CO 80424
    970-668-5623

  • Brighton
    4430 S Adams County Pkwy Ste E 2001 Brighton, Brighton, CO 80601-8215
    720-523-6010

  • Broomfield
    One Descombes Drive, Broomfield, CO 80020
    303-464-5888

  • Buena Vista
    112 Linderman, Buena Vista, CO 81211
    719-395-8296

  • Burlington
    251 16th St Suite 203 PO Box 249, Burlington, CO 80807-0249
    719-346-8638

  • Byers
    538 N Hwy 36, Byers, CO 80103

  • Canon City
    615 Macon Ave Room 103, Canon City, CO 81212-3311
    719-276-7440

  • Centennial
    6954 S Lima Street, Centennial, CO 80112

  • Center
    220 S Worth St, Center, CO 81125
    719-754-2755

  • Central City
    203 Eureka PO Box 429, Central City, CO 80427
    303-582-5321

  • Cheyenne Wells
    51 South 1st PO Box 567, Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810
    719-767-5685

  • Clifton
    3225 I-70 Business Loop Unit A-2, Clifton, CO 81520

  • Cochran
    112 N 2nd Street, Cochran, GA 31014
    912-934-3203

  • Coeur d’Alene
    451 Government Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816-9000
    208-446-1580

  • Colorado Springs
    8830 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

  • Colorado Springs
    200 S Cascade PO Box 2007, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    719-520-6240

  • Colorado Springs
    5650 Industrial Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80916

  • Colorado Springs
    1675 West Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Colquitt
    155 South First Street, Colquitt, GA 39837
    229-758-4101

  • Columbus
    Muscogee County Tax Commissioner's Office 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, GA 31906
    706-653-4208

  • Commerce City
    4201 E 72nd Ave Suite A, Commerce City, CO 80022

  • Conejos
    6683 County Rd 13 PO Box 127, Conejos, CO 81129-0127
    719-376-5422

  • Conyers
    969 Pine St, Conyers, GA 30012
    678-278-9833

  • Coral Gables
    1418 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134
    305-443-8065

  • Coral Springs
    1160 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33071
    954-765-4697

  • Cordele
    210 7th St South, Cordele, GA 31015
    229-276-2630

  • Cortez
    140 W Main St Suite 1, Cortez, CO 81321
    970-565-3728

  • Council
    201 Industrial Ave, Council, ID 83612-0046
    208-253-4272

  • Covington
    1113 Usher Street Ste 101, Covington, GA 30014
    770-784-2020

  • Craig
    221 W Victory Way Suite 200, Craig, CO 81625
    970-824-9104

  • Creede
    1201 N Main PO Box 70, Creede, CO 81130
    719-658-2440

  • Crested Butte
    507 Maroon, Crested Butte, CO 81224
    970-349-1477

  • Cripple Creek
    101 W Bennett Ave PO Box 1010, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
    719-689-2951

  • Del Norte
    965 6th St Annex Bldg PO Box 160, Del Norte, CO 81132
    719-657-3334

  • Delta
    501 Palmer #211, Delta, CO 81416
    970-874-2150

  • Denver
    2855 Tremont St, Denver, CO 80205
    720-865-4600

  • Denver
    4685 Peoria St Suite 101, Denver, CO 80239
    720-865-4600

  • Denver
    3698 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

  • Denver
    Bear Valley Shopping Ctr 3100 S Sheridan Blvd #A1, Denver, CO 80227

  • Dove Creek
    409 North Main St PO Box 58, Dove Creek, CO 81324
    970-677-2381

  • Durango
    98 Everett St Ste A, Durango, CO 81303
    970-382-7075

  • Eads
    1305 Goff St PO Box 37, Eads, CO 81036
    719-438-5421

  • Eagle
    500 Broadway Ste 101 PO Box 537, Eagle, CO 81631
    970-328-8729

  • El Jebel
    0020 Eagle County Dr Ste A, El Jebel, CO 81623
    970-328-9570

  • Estes Park
    1601 Brodie Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
    970-577-2025

  • Evergreen
    4990 County Hwy 73, Evergreen, CO 80439

  • Fairplay
    501 Main St PO Box 220, Fairplay, CO 80440
    719-836-4333

  • Fort Morgan
    231 Ensign St PO Box 1399, Fort Morgan, CO 80701
    970-542-3521

  • Fruita
    325 E Aspen St, Fruita, CO 81521

  • Ft. Collins
    200 W Oak Suite 1100 PO Box 1429, Ft. Collins, CO 80522
    970-498-7878

  • Ft. Lupton
    2950 9th Street, Ft. Lupton, CO 80621
    303-857-4635

  • Georgetown
    405 Argentine PO Box 2000, Georgetown, CO 80444
    303-679-2339

  • Glenwood Springs
    109 8th St #200, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
    970-384-3700

  • Golden
    100 Jefferson County Parkway Suite 2540, Golden, CO 80419-2540
    303-271-8100

  • Grand Junction
    Mesa County Main Office 200 S Spruce Street, Grand Junction, CO 81502
    970-244-1664

  • Greeley
    1402 N 17th Ave PO Box 459, Greeley, CO 80632
    970-304-6520

  • Gunnison
    221 N Wisconsin St, Gunnison, CO 81230
    970-641-1602

  • Holyoke
    221 S Interocean Ave Holyoke, Holyoke, CO 80734-1534
    970-854-3131

  • Hot Sulphur Springs
    308 Byers Ave PO Box 120, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
    970-725-3063

  • Hotchkiss
    196 W Hotchkiss Ave, Hotchkiss, CO 81419
    970-872-1207

  • Hugo
    103 3rd Ave PO Box 67, Hugo, CO 80821
    719-743-2444

  • Julesburg
    315 Cedar St Ste 220, Julesburg, CO 80737
    970-474-3346

  • Kiowa
    215 Comanche St PO Box 37, Kiowa, CO 80117
    303-621-3123

  • La Junta
    13 W 3rd St Room 210, La Junta, CO 81050
    719-383-3020

  • Lafayette
    1376 Miners Dr Suite 104, Lafayette, CO 80026

  • Lake City
    317 N Henson St PO Box 9, Lake City, CO 81235
    970-944-2228

  • Lakewood
    2099 Wadsworth Blvd Ste K, Lakewood, CO 80215

  • Lamar
    301 S Main St Ste 210, Lamar, CO 81052
    719-336-8011

  • Las Animas
    725 Bent Ave PO Box 350, Las Animas, CO 81054
    719-456-2009

  • Leadville
    505 Harrison Ave PO Box 917, Leadville, CO 80461
    719-486-1410

  • Littleton
    5334 S Prince St PO Box 9006, Littleton, CO 80166
    303-795-4500

  • Littleton
    11139 Bradford Road #100, Littleton, CO

  • Longmont
    529 Coffman St, Longmont, CO 80501

  • Loveland
    205 E 6th St, Loveland, CO 80537
    970-679-4521

  • Meeker
    555 Main St PO Box 1067, Meeker, CO 81641
    970-878-9460

  • Montrose
    320 S 1st St PO Box 1289, Montrose, CO 81402
    970-249-3362

  • Nucla
    300 Main St PO Box 710, Nucla, CO 81424
    970-864-7874

  • Ordway
    631 Main St Ste 102, Ordway, CO 81063
    719-267-5224

  • Ouray
    541 4th St, Ouray, CO 81427
    970-325-4961

  • Pagosa Springs
    449 San Juan St PO Box 2589, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
    970-264-8350

  • Pueblo
    215 W 10th St PO Box 878, Pueblo, CO 81003
    719-583-6507

  • Rangely
    17497 Hwy 64, Rangely, CO 81648
    970-878-9465

  • Rifle
    144 E 3rd St, Rifle, CO 81650
    970-625-0882

  • Saguache
    501 4th St PO Box 176, Saguache, CO 81149
    719-655-2512

  • Salida
    104 Crestone PO Box 699, Salida, CO 81201
    719-539-4004

  • San Luis
    400 Gaspar PO Box 308, San Luis, CO 81152 719-672-3301
  • Silverton
    1557 Greene St PO Box 466, Silverton, CO 81433
    970-387-5671

  • Springfield
    741 Main St, Springfield, CO 81073
    719-523-4372

  • Steamboat Springs
    522 Lincoln Ave PO Box 773599, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477-3599
    970-870-5557

  • Sterling
    315 Main St Ste 3, Sterling, CO 80751-4349
    970-522-1158

  • Telluride
    305 W Colorado Ave PO Box 548, Telluride, CO 81435
    970-728-3954

  • Trinidad
    200 E1st St Room 205 PO Box 115, Trinidad, CO 81082
    719-846-3314

  • Walden
    396 Lafever St PO Box 337, Walden, CO 80480
    970-723-4334

  • Westcliffe
    205 S 6th PO Box 150, Westcliffe, CO 81252
    719-783-2441

  • Westminster
    8452 Federal Blvd, Westminster, CO 80031

  • Westminster
    12200 N Pecos St, Westminster, CO 80234

  • Woodland Park
    540 Manor Ct Room 3, Woodland Park, CO 80863
    719-686-5426

  • Wray
    310 Ash St Ste F, Wray, CO 80758
    970-332-5897

  • Yuma
    910 S Main Suite 101 Yuma, Yuma, CO 80759
    970-848-2336

Applying for Handicap Parking provides many benefits to help ease your lifestyle, just as filing a Social Security Disability claim would. Handicap parking helps with mobility, while a disability claim helps with finances. If you're curious about filing a disability claim, find out more here.