Obtain or Renew a Disabled Placard
Information on temporary and permanent disabled placards, which allow a vehicle with a disabled driver or passenger to park in accessible parking spaces.
A Disabled Placard is a removable windshield placard hung from the rearview mirror of a parked vehicle in order to park in disabled parking spaces.
The placard must be used only when a physically disabled person is the occupant of the motor vehicle at the time of parking or when the physically disabled person is being dropped off or picked up.
To meet the qualifications for a placard, you must be:
- a physically disabled person
- the parent or guardian of a physically disabled person
- a not-for-profit group or organization that transports more than one physically disabled person
Disabled placards are handled by the State of Missouri, not the City of St. Louis. The placards can be obtained by mail or through your local Missouri Department of Revenue Fee Office (DMV). Read more about disabled placards at the Missouri Department of Revenue website.
- If you feel that you require a temporary or permanent disability placard, please contact your physician. Your doctor will determine if you or the person you will be transporting meet the qualifications for a physical disability and if a temporary or permanent disabled placard is needed.
- Temporary placards are issued if the disability or incapacity can be expected to last 180 days or fewer.
- Permanent placards are issued if the disability or incapacity is expected to be permanent.
- Your doctor will provide you with a signed copy of the Physician's Statement for Disabled Person's Placard form.
- Instead of the physician's statement, non-profit groups or organizations needing to transport groups of physically disabled people will need to provide a statement on business letterhead (signed by an officer of the agency) that states the agency transports physically disabled persons.
- All applicants must fill out and sign the Application for Disabled Person Placard form 2769. If you are the applicant and apply in person at a Missouri Department of Revenue Office, the office can assist you in filling out the form. If you are seeking a replacement or duplicate placard, the form must be notarized. If you are the applicant and you visit the Missouri Department of Revenue office yourself, the office can notarize the form for you for a fee of $2. If the applicant cannot visit the office, you must have the form signed by the applicant and notarized in advance.
Assemble your Physcian's Statement (form 1776) and Application for Disabled Person Placard (form 2769) as outlined above, and the fee if applicable, and submit them to the Missouri Department of Revenue.
Bring your forms and fee (cash, credit card, or check made out to Missouri Department of Revenue) to your nearest Department of Revenue Fee Office (DMV).
Mail your forms and fee (check or money order made out to Missouri Department of Revenue) to the following address:
Motor Vehicle Bureau
PO Box 598
Jefferson City, MO 65105-0598
If you are applying for a duplicate placard and mailing your forms, your Application for Disabled Person Placard (form 2769) must be notarized in advance.
To apply via mail or in person, your fee can be paid via check made out to Missouri Department of Revenue. Cash and credit cards are also accepted in person.
- $2 for a new or renewed temporary disabled placard
- $2 to replace a missing, lost or destroyed temporary disabled placard
- If the application is notarized in the office, there will be an additional fee of $2
- $0 for a new or renewed permanent disabled placard
- $0 to replace a missing, lost or destroyed permanent disabled placard
- If the application is notarized in the office there will be a $2 notary fee
What to Expect
If you bring your forms to a Missouri Department of Revenue office, you will receive your placard immediately.
If you mail your forms, you can expect to receive your placard in the mail in two to three weeks. To inquire about the status of your application, you can contact the Department of Revenue via email.
The placard must be used only when a physically disabled person is the occupant of the motor vehicle at the time of parking or when the physically disabled person is being dropped off or picked up. The placard should not be hung from the rearview mirror when the vehicle is being operated.
Temporary Disabled Person placards are red. Permanently Disabled Person placards are blue.
You may renew a temporary disabled placard once for a period not to exceed 180 days by submitting a new Application for Disabled Person Placard Form 2769, a new Physician's Statement for Disabled Person's Placard Form 1776, and a $2 fee.
For a permanent disabled placard, a renewal notice will be mailed every four years to your most current address on record for the Disabled Placard. You must get a new physician's statement every other renewal period (8 years), unless you are 75 years of age or older, or a disabled veteran. In those cases, a new physician's form is not required for renewal.
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