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Persons with Disabilities Parking Privileges

Disability Plates Qualifying Criteria

Persons With Disabilities must meet one of the criteria below and have it verified in writing by a medical professional*:

    1. Mobility: Persons who cannot walk two-hundred feet without stopping to rest.
    2. Assisted Mobility: Persons who cannot walk without the use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device.
    3. Respiratory: Persons who are restricted by lung disease to such an extent that the person’s forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one second when measured by spirometry is less than one liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty mm/hg on room air or at rest.
    4. Oxygen: Persons who use portable oxygen.
    5. Cardiac: Persons who have a cardiac condition to the extent that the person’s functional limitations are classified in severity as class III or IV according to the standards of the American Heart Association.
    6. Other: Persons who are severely limited in their ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition.

*Medical Professional - licensed professionals from Colorado and bordering states:

  • Physician licensed to practice medicine or practicing medicine pursuant to section 12-36-106 (3) (i), C.R.S,
  • Commissioned Medical Officer of the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Public Health Service, and/or the U.S. Veterans Administration
  • Advance Practice Nurse registered pursuant to section 12-38-111.5, C.R.S.
  • Physician Assistant licensed pursuant to section 12-36-107.4, C.R.S.
  • Podiatrist licensed under article 32 of title 12, C.R.S.
  • Additional professionals for the Short Term Placard only
  • Chiropractor licensed under article 32 of title 12, C.R.S.
Impairments are defined as follows

Permanent - A condition that is not expected to change within a person's lifetime, given the current state of medical or adaptive technology.

Extended - A condition that is not expected to change within thirty months after the issuance of an identifying figure, given the current state of medical or adaptive technology.

Temporary - A condition that is expected to last less than thirty months after the issuance of an identifying plate or
placard, given the current state of medical or adaptive technology.

Short Term - A condition that is not expected to last more than 90 days after the issuance of a placard.

Options Available
    1. Two sets of license plates. (fees apply) * A disabled person must be on the title to be issued plates unless a child under the age of 17.
    2. One set of license plates (fees apply) and one permanent (blue) no fee placard.
    3. Up to two permanent (blue) no fee placards and no license plates.                                                                                The Department may issue one identifying plate or placard to each parent or guardian of a child with a disability who is under sixteen years of age to be used only when transporting the child. The Department shall not issue more than two identifying placards, two identifying plates, or one plate and one placard for the child to only to be used when
      transporting the child.

Applicants with Short Term disabilities qualify for the following option:

    1. One 90-Day no fee Placard (can be renewed with medical professionals authorization)
Medical Professional Certification and Self-Certification
Placard Type Disability Type Medical Professional Verification Self-Certification
Program recertification required every three years (by mail or in person) with completion of DR 2219 Permanent Initially, then every ninth year (third renewal) Third and sixth year renewal by mail with DR 2219 signed by professional or in person with Secure and Verifiable Identification
  Extended or
Temporary
Initially, then every third year with renewal N/A

Temporary Placard (Red)
One only Valid until the last day of the month falling ninety days after the date of issuance May be renewed only once with completion of DR 2219

Short-term Initially, then with 90 day renewal N/A

Contact Information

Motor Vehicle Department

1402 N. 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631

Phone: (970) 304-6520
Fax: (970) 304-6521

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 459
Greeley, CO 80632


Southeast Weld

2950 9th Street
Ft. Lupton, CO

Phone: (303) 857-4635
Fax: (303) 857-3037

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Southwest Weld

4209 County Road 24 1/2
Longmont, CO

Phone: (720) 652-4201
Fax: (720) 652-4202

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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