Disability Placard

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Disability Placard Information

Apply Online

Apply for a disability placard online using your computer or mobile device without having to go into your physician's office. Start your application by clicking “Apply Online” below.

Processing time can take up to 3-5 days

Apply Online

Step 1

Fill out your portion of the application online. You'll need your driver license handy (if applicable).

Step 2

Enter your physician's information, including their email. If you don't have this information, please contact your physician's office.

Step 3

Submit your application. Your physician will receive an email to complete their portion of the form and submit it to DPS.

OR

Mail In or Drop Off Application

Download the disability placard application by clicking on the “Download Application” button below. After you’ve filled out the application with your physician, mail it in or drop it off at the address below.

Department of Public Safety
3600 N. Martin Luther King Ave, Building 1
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Processing time can take up to 6-8 weeks

Download Application

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I have trouble with my online form?

If you’re experiencing issues submitting your online application, please reach out to Service Oklahoma by clicking on the live chat icon on our website.

What is the difference between a disability placard and disability tag?

Both allow you to park in disability parking spots. A disability placard allows you to hang the placard in your vehicle of choice, whereas a disability tag is placed on a vehicle’s license plate. To obtain a disability tag, you must first have a 5-year disability placard. A disability tag is required in some cities within Oklahoma and must be renewed every year. For more information about disability tags, click here.

What if I don’t receive my placard within 2 months?

To ensure proper delivery, please make sure that you’ve given us your correct mailing address. Also, be sure that you’ve included any apartment numbers, suite numbers, or box numbers in your return mailing address. If you haven’t received your disability parking placard after 20 business days, you’re welcome to call the Disability Parking Permit Desk at (405) 425-2693 to check on the status of your application.

Updated as of May 2022: Due to higher than normal Mailed-in application volumes, the wait time for Mailed-in applications is 2 months.

Can a married couple share a parking placard?

No, each person must have their own placards. A placard is issued to the person with the disability, not the vehicle. If you are in the car when your spouse is driving, you may take your placard with you.

Is there a grace period after the expiration date?

No, you must renew your placard before it expires. If you use an expired placard, you may receive a citation.

Do I have to pay a fee when applying for a disability placard?

The Department of Public Safety doesn’t charge a fee for disability parking placards.

How long are disability placards valid?

There are two options for a disability placard: a temporary placard and a 5-year placard. If your doctor selects the temporary placard option, they’ll also include the expiration date (a maximum of six [6] months from the date your application is processed). There is no longer a lifetime permanent disability placard.

Why did I get a temporary placard when I’ve always had 5-year disability parking placards?

We issue according to what your physician marks on the application. A new doctor could be the reason for the change. Or, if the application is unmarked, a temporary placard is issued until a 5-year placard can be issued, if applicable.

When can I renew my disability parking placard?

You can start the process to renew your placard six (6) months before it expires.

What if I ride in the car with someone else or have a driver take me?

The placard is issued to the person, not to the vehicle. As long as you are riding in the vehicle with your disability parking placard, it’s valid.

Can I deliver my application in person?

If you live in the Oklahoma City area, you can bring your application to the Disability Parking Permit desk, located at the Department of Public Safety, 3600 N. Martin Luther King Ave, Building 1, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

What if I need my placard immediately?

For faster service, please apply for a disability placard online, or drop off your completed application at the Disability Parking Permit desk at the Department of Public Safety, 3600 N. Martin Luther King Ave, Building 1, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Your application will be processed immediately.

When will I receive my parking placard?

Complete, error-free applications will be processed and mailed within 20 days. Applications that are incomplete or have errors may require more time.

Updated as of May 2022: Due to higher than normal Mailed-in application volumes, the wait time for Mailed-in applications is 2 months.

I don’t have a driver license. What do I put in the space for Driver License/ID number on the application?

If you don’t have a driver license, please put your Oklahoma ID Card number in the space. If you don’t have an Oklahoma ID card, please leave the space blank. If the application is for a minor child, insert the child's ID Card number if the child has one; otherwise, leave the space blank.

Can I submit my application electronically?

Yes, you can now apply online. Click here to start the online process.

I have two motor vehicles. How do I get more than one placard?

When filling out your disability placard application, you’ll be prompted to select the number of placards requested. Simply select the “2 placards” option.

What type of medical personnel can sign my disability parking placard application?

A physician, physician assistant, advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP), osteopathic physician, chiropractor, podiatrist, or optometrist can sign your application.

How do I replace a placard that has been lost, stolen, or destroyed?

If your placard has been lost, stolen, or destroyed, you can submit a new application online here. Have your physician's office email handy so they can help you fill out the form. Prefer to print and mail the form? Click here. Fill out the applicant (patient) information, sign, and mail or deliver the form to the address at the bottom of the application, along with an indication that your previous placard had been lost, stolen, or destroyed. We will issue a replacement placard with the same expiration as the original placard. The original will be cancelled and no longer valid. Please note there is a maximum replacement limit of one (1) placard for lost, stolen, or destroyed placards. Remember: all placards reported as lost or stolen are cancelled and no longer valid.

How do I apply?

You can now apply for a disability placard online! Applying online is easy and means you don’t have to mail or deliver your application to DPS in person. Start your application click here.

Do I need to see the doctor to renew my disability placard?

You need your doctor's signature to renew your disability parking placard every five (5) years, but if you apply online, your doctor may be willing to sign without a visit, depending on your circumstances.