How to get a handicap parking permit in Connecticut (CT)


Connecticut handicapped parking sign with details of the penalty for offenders

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

Who’s eligible?

An eligible candidate is anyone who has one of the qualifying disabilities or conditions that affect mobility or is permanent in nature:

  • uses portable oxygen;
  • is legally blind;
  • has limited use, or no use, of one or both legs;
  • is unable to walk 200 feet without stopping;
  • a neuromuscular dysfunction that severely limits mobility;
  • a Class III or IV cardiac condition, as per American Heart Association standards;
  • severe limitation in the ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition; or
  • restriction because of lung disease to such an extent that forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for 1 second, when measured by  spirometry, is less than 1 liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg of room air at rest.
How to obtain a permit

The applicant must fill the Special Permit Application and Impairment Certificate (Form B-225). Part A of the form must be completed by the applicant; Part B must be completed by a licensed medical professional. The form can be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to (860) 263-5556. It can also be mailed to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Handicapped Permit Unit
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161

No fee is to be paid for permanent permit. A $5.00 fee is to be paid for temporary parking permit.

Validity/expiration of placards/permits

A permanent parking permit is valid for the same period as the license or identification card, which is typically 4 to 6 years. All permits expire the last day of the month of expiration.

Renewing your permit/placard

Form B-225 needs to be completed and signed, specifying the renewal requirement by ticking the appropriate check box. A certification of disability from a medical professional must accompany the form.

Lost placard/replacement

In case a permanent parking permit is lost, stolen, or damaged, a person may apply for a replacement by completing Form B-225. Be sure to include the certification of Part B with it.

Those with permits that include an expiration date need only to complete Part A.

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.


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Parking Permits for Individuals with a Permanent Disability
Renewing a Permanent Parking Permit
Replacement of Permanent Parking Permits
FAQs on Permanent Parking Permits:

Things You’ll Need

Applicable Fee: $5.00 for a temporary placard
Computer with Internet Access: Favorable but not mandatory
Physician Certificate: Physician to certify disability in the application form
In lieu of certification, DMV will accept a VA disability certificate for blindness, amputation of legs or arms, or loss of use of legs or arms, traumatic brain injury, paraplegic and hemiplegic disabilities
Mail Original Documents: Original application to be submitted in person or by mail