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California DMV Unveils Online Feature to Help Californians with New Requirement to Renew Disabled Person Parking Placard

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The Department of Motor Vehicles' most recent extension of digital services now allows Californians who need to sign a renewal form for their Permanent Disabled Person Parking Placard to do it digitally.

By using this updated service, consumers may quickly meet the new criteria for upgrading a placard that has been kept for six years or more.

This online service corresponds with the first renewal cycle after the passage of legislation in 2017 requiring the DMV to develop a method for placard holders to submit a renewal notification every six years to continue obtaining their placards. Before this, consumers didn't need to do anything to have their permanent placards renewed by the DMV.

The DMV began delivering renewal notifications to about 2 million lifelong placard owners last month; those who do not want to sign and return the physical notice to the DMV may do so electronically.

You can do that using the QR code on the notification or going online. If placard holders do not respond with a signed answer by June 30, 2023, they will not obtain a replacement placard. This response may be sent electronically or via mail and does not need a trip to an office. The DMV will send out new placards for customers who have completed the procedure in February.

Lasting placard owners will get a renewal notification every six yrs.
Director of the DMV, Steve Gordon, assured consumers that they would make it simple to meet the new renewal criteria and get their new placard in time for the old one to expire. He continued, saying that the new online procedure would save time and cut down on fraud.