Deadline approaching for renewal of disabled parking permits | News
The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding people with disabilities who have parking placards that they must get a placard with a photo before January 1, 2013.
“Most customers already have a photo-placard, but we want to make every effort to make contact with those who need to upgrade their placards,” said DMV Executive Director Kevin Shwedo. “They need to understand that placards without photos will no longer be accepted by law enforcement.”
To apply for a photo-placard, customers must recertify their disability with the required documentation from their physician, including a prescription.
Only one placard may be issued per customer and the cost is $1.00.
SCDMV began issuing the photo-placards in 2010. Vehicles displaying a photo-placard for a person with a disability may only park in designated spaces if that vehicle is driven by or is transporting the individual whose photo appears on the placard.
Applications for the new disabled placards and plates are available online and DMV field offices. For more information about photo-placards for persons with disabilities, please visit www.scdmvonline.com.