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Californians Can Now Easily Renew Permanent Disabled Person Parking Placards Online

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Sacramento - The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has launched a new online service that makes it easier for customers to renew their permanent disabled person parking placards. The service is designed to help customers meet new state laws requiring placard holders to return a signed renewal notice to the DMV after six years of holding a placard to remain eligible for a permanent disabled person parking placard.

Customers who need to renew their placards before June 30, 2023, have 100 days left until their placards expire. Longtime placard holders will no longer automatically receive new placards in the mail every two years. To renew, placard holders must send the DMV a signed response to the renewal notice.

“We don’t want the clock to run out on folks,” said DMV Director Steve Gordon. “I encourage everyone who needs to renew to take action today so their replacement gets to them before the current parking placard expires.”

The DMV has already mailed new placards to more than 1.2 million customers who have renewed online or by mail, out of the approximately 2 million customers who need to provide a signature by the end of June. There is no charge or fee to renew.

To renew their placards online, customers can fill out a form and electronically sign at or scan the QR code on the renewal notice to open, e-sign, and submit a personalized form. Customers are advised to use the QR code reader built into their mobile device, as QR code readers downloaded from an app store may not be secure. Customers can also mail the DMV their signed renewal notice.

The DMV encourages customers to use its convenient online services and other service channels instead of visiting a DMV office. Customers can explore their options by using the Service Advisor on the DMV website.

Placard holders will receive a renewal notice every six years. For more information about the new online service, customers can visit

Contact: California Department of Motor Vehicles Office of Public Affairs 2415 1st Ave, Sacramento, CA 95818 [email protected] (916) 657-6437