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you have a qualifying disability or live with someone who does, you may apply
for a disability license plate. A qualifying disability is defined as either
blindness or any condition that significantly limits a person's ability to walk
or that requires a wheelchair, walker, crutch or other assistive device. To be
eligible for a disability license plate, the condition must also be permanent.
Disability license plates are also issued to
facilities that serve and transport people with disabilities.
This plate allows you to park in designated
disability parking spaces. A disability license plate does not provide free
parking. You must have a disability placard with a yellow free-parking
sticker to park for free. Please note that privately owned parking lots and
garages are not required to provide free parking.
Disability plates are available in either the
standard or Spectacular Peninsula versions.
The following vehicles qualify for a disability license plate:
- Passenger vehicles, including motor homes, not
- Individually owned pickups and vans
Note: Vans and pickups owned by a business, company or corporation are
not eligible for a disability plate.
Disability plates expire on the owner's birthday.
Standard registration fees apply.
A van owned by a wheelchair user or by a person
who transports a member of his or her household who uses a wheelchair is
eligible for a 50 percent reduction of the standard registration fee for the
disability plate. (Additional service fees, such as those for personalizing the
plate or for purchasing and renewing a fundraising version, are excluded from
the discount.) The van is not required to have wheelchair lift equipment. It can
be a full-size window van, such as a Ford Econoline or Chevy Express, or a
minivan, such as a Dodge Caravan or Toyota Sienna.
This reduced fee applies only to a disability
plate, not a regular plate.
There is no fee to cancel a valid plate and
replace it with a disability plate. Disability plates are mailed from Lansing
within 10 business days after application.
For more information, please call the Department
of State Information Center at (888) SOS-MICH (767-6424).
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