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Connecticut Handicap Parking

Are you eligible for Handicap Parking Plates and Placards in Connecticut?

A licensed 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 certified optometrist considers you legally blind
  • You are limited or have no use of one or both legs
  • You are severely limited in ability to walk because of an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition
  • You have a neuromuscular function that limits your mobility drastically

What is the Connecticut application process for Handicap Parking Plates and Placards?

You can get the Special Permit Application and Impairment Certificate (Form B225) by going to your nearest Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles office or printing the document online.

You and your Connecticut licensed physician just need to complete and sign the application with all necessary information. Once you finish this quick application, you can mail, fax, email or bring it in to your local Connecticut Motor Vehicle Office.

  • Mail:
    State of Connecticut
    Department of Motor Vehicles
    Handicapped Unit
    60 State Street
    Wethersfield, CT 06161-5056
  • Fax:
    860-263-5556
  • Email:
    dmv.hpapp@ct.gov

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

There is no fee for a permanent permit and a $5 fee for temporary permits. Also, temporary permits must be either mailed or brought to a Connecticut DMV office.

How long are Handicap Parking Plates and Placards Valid in Connecticut?

Depending on the Handicap Parking License Plate or Placard, permanent or temporary, the validity varies.

  • Permanent: valid for 6 years
  • Temporary: valid for 6 months or less

For your convenience, Connecticut Handicap Plates just need to be renewed by the expiration date on the plate or placard and can be done by mail.

Are there Connecticut Disabled Veteran Plates?

Disabled Veteran Handicap Plates are accessible for any Connecticut resident veteran who owns a state registered vehicle. You also need to be a member of the Disabled American Veterans Organization, and contact the liaison below to receive an application.

  • Richard H Pescatore: 860-529-1759

After experiencing the benefits of the Connecticut Disabled Veteran Handicap Plate, you need to renew the plate by the expiration date. 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 aren’t eligible for handicap parking and don’t have any impairment misuse Handicap Parking spaces, plates, and placards.

If an individual parks in a Handicap Parking space and is able to walk freely without issue to a destination, there’s a chance they shouldn’t have be parking there.

Individuals who intentionally misuse the Handicap Parking places can be fined:

  • First Violation: $150
  • Second Violation: $250
  • Third and Subsequent Violations: Vehicle will be towed or impounded until fees are paid

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

Where are the Connecticut DMV Offices located?

Connecticut Motor Vehicle Offices are strewn throughout the state and they offer a variety of services, including driver license services, disabled parking permits, registration and title transactions, license plate renewals, road tests, among other things.

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

  • Bridgeport
    95 Sylvan Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06606
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45-4:00, Thursday 9:15-5:30, Saturday 8:00-12:30

  • Cheshire
    1625 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410
    Hours: By appointment only

  • Danbury
    2 Lee Mac Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45-4:00, Thursday 9:15-5:30, Saturday 8:00-12:30

  • Derby
    12 Main Street, Railroad Station, Derby, CT 06418
    Hours: Wednesday and Friday 8:00-4:30

  • Enfield
    4 Pearson Way, Enfield, CT 06082
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45-4:00, Thursday 9:15-5:30, Saturday 8:00-12:30

  • Hamden
    1985 State Street, Hamden, CT 06517
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45-4:00, Thursday 9:15-5:30, Saturday 8:00-12:30

  • Middletown
    Main Street Market, 386 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457
    Hours: Wednesday and Friday 8:00-4:00

  • Milford
    Parson’s Government Center, 70 West River Street, Milford, CT 06460
    Hours: Tuesday 10:00-6:00, Thursday 10:00-7:00

  • New Britain
    85 North Mountain Road, New Britain, CT, 06053
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45-4:00, Thursday 9:15-5:30, Saturday 8:00-12:30

  • Norwalk
    540 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45-4:00, Thursday 9:15-5:30, Saturday 8:00-12:30

  • Waterbury
    2210 Thomaston Ave, Waterbury, CT 06704
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45-4:00, Thursday 9:15-5:30, Saturday 8:00-12:30

  • Wethersfield
    60 State Street, Hartford, CT 06161
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45-4:00, Thursday 9:15-5:30, Saturday 8:00-12:30

  • Willimantic
    1557 West Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45-4:00, Thursday 9:15-5:30, Saturday 8:00-12:30

Applying for Handicap Parking Plates and Placards can ease your lifestyle. No doubt. There are more options out there to benefit your life with disability. And filing a Social Security Disability Claim can help you out with that. Find out if you qualify and learn more here.