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- Cannot walk 200 feet or more without stopping to rest.
- Cannot walk without the use of, or assistance from, another person or brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, wheelchair or other assistance device.
- Is restricted by lung disease to the extent that forced expiratory volume for one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one liter or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg on room air at rest.
- Uses portable oxygen.
- Has a cardiac condition to the extent that functional limitations are classified in severity as class III or IV, according to standards accepted by the American Heart Association.
- Is severely limited in the ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition.
- May park in spaces marked by official traffic signs reserving the space for vehicles displaying VET or DIS plates or a DIS ID permit in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.
- Is exempt from any parking ordinance imposing time limits of one-half hour or more and is subject to the laws relating to parking.
- May park at a municipally-owned/leased lot without payment in metered spaces when the time limit is one-half hour or more. Payment may be required for privately-owned parking lots or those with an attendant.
- May obtain fuel from a full-service pump at the same price as the fuel from a self-service pump at locations with both types of service, if the driver is the person with the disability. The driver of the vehicle must ask for the same price as charged for fuel dispensed from a self-service pump. The retailer is not required to provide any other service that is not provided to customers who use a self-service pump.
- Persons with a temporary disability will receive a red DIS ID permit that is valid up to six months. If a permit is needed longer than six months, you may apply for another permit that is valid up to another six months.
- Temporary DIS ID permits are $6 each. Applications made at a local DMV customer service center (Click Here for more information) that provides DIS ID permit service are subject to a counter service fee (Click Here for more information).
- Persons with a permanent disability should complete the Permanent Disabled Parking Identification Permit Application form MV2548 [link to form], or MV2548s (Spanish) [link to form].
- If you are a licensed driver, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) may review your disability to make sure you are able to exercise ordinary and reasonable control of a motor vehicle. If the certifying health care specialist recommends a re-examination, you will be required to complete a knowledge, highway signs and road test to determine any license restrictions.
- A person with a valid DIS ID permit issued by another jurisdiction may use the permit while visiting this state.
- For information about temporary disabled parking for a motorcycle, contact the Special Plates Unit.
- An organization that regularly transports persons who have a temporary or permanent disability that impairs the ability to walk may apply for a DIS ID permit. Please contact the Special Plates Unit for information.
- Read the Are you eligible? section and complete the Applicant section if you qualify.
- Have an authorized health care specialist complete the Eligibility section.
- You must keep a copy of the completed application on your person or in the vehicle and provide it to any traffic officer for inspection upon request. Make and keep a copy before submitting the application to WisDOT.
- Pay a $6 fee. Make check or money order payable to Registration Fee Trust.
- Mail fee with the completed application to:
- Special Plates Unit – DIS ID
- P.O. Box 7306
- Madison, WI 53707-7306
WisDOT complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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- Disabled parking identification card (permanent disability) [Click Here for more information]
Specially reserved parking spaces are posted for use only by vehicles which have purchased a UWM disabled permit or display disabled plates, disabled placard or state-issued ID card. Be sure to display proper certification as any vehicle parked in a disabled parking space without proper identification is subject to a ticket and/or tow-away at the owner’s expense.
UWM Disabled permits are sold on an annual basis for faculty and staff members. The cost is $900 per year starting with June 1 throgh May 31 of the following year. The permit is prorated from the start date of purchase.
UWM Disabled permits grant the permit holder access to all disabled spaces on campus, including garages. Please note if all disabled spaces are full when attempting to park while using your disabled permit, your permit will be honored in a public space in the lot after contacting the Transportation Services office at (414) 229-4000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permits are purchased from the UWM Transportation Services Office, Room WG25 in the Student Union. Evidence of eligibility and arrangement for payment in full is required at the time of purchase. UWM Disabled Permits are valid in all lots on campus.
Email email@example.com for more information.