How to get a handicap parking permit in Delaware (DE)


Delaware handicapped parking sign

How to obtain a permit
Validity / expiration of permits
Lost, stolen, or damaged placards
Where to hang the placard

Who’s eligible?

A person is eligible to receive a disabled parking placard if he/she

  • cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest;
  • has a cardiac condition to the extent that his/her or household member’s functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to the standards set by the American Heart Association;
  • is severely limited in his/her ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition;
  • is restricted by lung disease to such an extent that his/her or household member’s forced (respiratory) expiratory volume, 1 second, when measured by spirometry, is less than 1 liter or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg at room air or rest;
  • cannot walk safely without the use of or assistance from a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device;
  • uses portable oxygen.
How to obtain a permit

The applicant must submit Form MV 474, which can be obtained online at the state DMV website or from any division facility. Completed forms can be mailed to:

State of Delaware
Division of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 698
Dover DE 19903
Attn: Correspondence


Applicants 85 years or older may submit the form online.


There is no fee for issuance or reissuance.

Validity/expiration of placards/permits

A permanent disability parking placard is valid for up to 3 years. A temporary disability parking placard is valid for a minimum of 35 days and a maximum of 90 days.

Renewing your permit/placard

Renewing a disabled parking permit placard involves completing Form MV2011 and mailing it to

State of Delaware
Division of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 698
Dover, DE 19903
Attn: Correspondence

The form may also be completed online. For persons with a permanent disability, there is no fee for renewal nor is a physician’s signature needed.

To renew a temporary disability parking placard, a new application along with the physician’s certification should be submitted.

Lost placard/replacement

Replacement of a lost or damaged placard may require a $1.00 replacement fee. Delivery of the placard at the applicant’s address may take up to 10 days.

Where to hang the placard/permit

The placard must be displayed on the rearview mirror when the vehicle is stationary but removed when the vehicle is in motion.


Source URL

Information on Handicapped Plates or Placards
Delaware Code – Section 2135

Things You’ll Need

Applicable Fee: No charge
Computer with Internet Access: Favorable but not mandatory
Physician Certificate: Physician to certify disability in the application form
Applicants 85 years of age and older
Mail Original Documents: Original application to be submitted in person or by mail