2001 News Archive

Disability Placards Now Available to Disabled License Plate Holders

There has been a recent change in Massachusetts law which allows a temporary disabled placard to be issued to a holder of active disability plates. The change amends the law that made it difficult for disabled persons with plates to travel without taking their own vehicle.

disability plateThere has been a recent change in Massachusetts law which allows a temporary disabled placard to be issued to a holder of active disability plates. In order to receive a placard an individual must submit a written request explaining a need for the placard. For instance, to apply, you must include your social security number, your current disability registration plate number, your image must be stored in the RMV's computer system, a statement of why you need a placard, and you must request the dates the placard will be needed. Placards may be obtained for two to 24 months.

If you require a disability placard, submit your request with the above information to the Medical Affairs Branch of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, P.O. Box 55889, Boston, MA. 02205-5889.

If you have any questions feel free to contact the Medical Affairs Division at 617-351-9222.


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