To qualify for disability parking plates or placards
(sometimes referred to as “handicapped
stickers”) in Colorado, the applicant
must submit a completed DR
2219 Persons with Disabilities Parking Privileges Application to the County Motor Vehicle Office. The
application must be signed by the applicant or representative. To be considered
“disabled” and eligible for persons with disabilities license plates and/or
placards, the applicant must meet one of the criteria below and have it
verified in writing by a medical professional.
Persons who cannot walk two-hundred feet without stopping to rest.
Mobility: Persons who cannot walk without the use of, or assistance from, a
brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other
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.
Persons who use portable oxygen.
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.
Persons who are severely limited in their ability to walk due to an arthritic,
neurological, or orthopedic condition.
You can seek either plates or a placard by sending in
for disability parking identification. You may also apply at your local
Types of Disability Access Parking Plates and Placards
A person with a disability may apply for:
- An identifying placard to be prominently
displayed on a motor vehicle used to transport such person with a disability.
- A distinguishing license plate to be displayed
on a motor vehicle owned by such person.
the person with a disability is also a Disabled Veteran as determined by
42-3-213(5), C.R.S., that person may elect to display the Handicap Disabled
Veteran license plates.
Abusing Disabled Parking Privileges
Fines for parking in a disabled space without a disabled
parking pass or blocking access to a blue zone in Colorado are approximately
Out of state
Colorado recognizes out-of-state disability permits.
However, not all states may recognize Colorado disability permits.