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Memo 2018-004 Updates Related to Disability Access Distinctive License Plates and Placards

  • April 4, 2018

MEMORANDUM 2018-004

TO: License Plate Issuing Officials
SUBJECT: Updates Related to Disability Access Distinctive License Plates and Placards

Legislative Act 2018-474 was signed into law by Governor Ivey on March 28, 2018. Effective immediately, in addition to a licensed physician, a certified registered nurse practitioner and a certified nurse midwife is authorized to provide certification for disability access parking privileges.

Legislative Act 2018-261 was signed into law by Governor Ivey on March 20, 2018. Effective June 1, 2018, a parent, stepparent, or legal guardian of a minor or an adult who is an individual with a disability as defined in Section 32-6-230, Code of Alabama 1975, may apply for a disability access distinctive license plate or placard. Additionally, this act provides that it shall be unlawful to park a motor vehicle in an area reserved for handicapped parking unless the individual with a disability is in the vehicle.

The revised Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges (MVR 32-6-230) may be found on the Motor Vehicle Division web page under “Forms.”

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Motor Vehicle Division at 334-242-9000.

Click here to download a pdf version of this memo.