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Handicap Placards

Handicap Placards

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CDL Drivers
When applying for a permanent placard, you are required to present a new federal DOT waiver card that addresses the medical condition stated on the application form. The “Intrastate Driving Only” restriction may be added to your Wyoming CDL class driver license or non-commercial class “A” driver license, or the license may be downgraded to a non-commercial class “C” license.

Applying for a placard in person
When applying for a placard in person at your local driver exam office, you will be asked to show identification such as a state-issued driver license or ID card. If you do not have one of these documents, a state-certified birth certificate or other identity document may be used. Contact your local driver exam office if you have any questions concerning acceptance of a document.
 
Applying for a placard by mail
You may also apply for a placard(s) by mail. The top portion of the application form must be completed by you, or a family member for you if you are unable to do so, and your doctor must complete the "Physician Disability Certification" section. The application form is available below.
 
Mail the completed form to:       
WYDOT - Driver Services
Medical Compliance & Review
5300 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY  82009-3340 
 
Renewing your permanent placard
People who were eligible to renew their permanent handicap placard(s), which expired Dec. 31, 2008, should have received a letter and application in the mail. If you did not receive a renewal notice, you will need to appear in person at your local driver exam station and present your expired placard and the application form. Renewals of previously issued permanent placards do not require that your doctor complete their portion of the application form. Permanent handicap placard(s) are valid for a 10-year period.
 
Renewing your temporary placard
A temporary placard is only valid up to 6 months. It may be renewed one time for another 6 months by submitting a new application form completed by you and your doctor. If you need the temporary placard for more than 12 months, you should check with your doctor about eligibility for a permanent placard.
 
Other information concerning placards
-- Placards for minor children are issued in the child’s name, not the parent or guardian name.
-- Eligibility requirements for a placard are listed on the application form or you may find them under W.S. 31-2-213. By checking the appropriate box and signing the form, your physician is acknowledging that you meet the eligibility requirements.
-- Forms with erasures and/or whited-out information are not acceptable.
-- Forms that are not signed by both a physician and the eligible applicant will be returned without issuance of a placard.
-- No fees are associated with the issuance of handicap placard(s).
 
Handicap license plates
When you apply for a handicap placard, you may also desire a handicap license plate. To obtain the license plate, you must indicate this information on the application form. You are entitled to either two placards or one placard and a set of license plates. If you indicate on the form that you wish to be issued license plates, then the pink copy of the application form will be given back to you. Present the copy to your local county treasurer's office where license plates are issued. The county treasurer's office will issue the appropriate license plates. As with standard license plates, there is a fee for handicap plates.

Effective July 1, 2009, the set of plates can also include plates for a motorcycle, car or truck.

Effective July 1, 2011, the set of plates can be as many plates as you need for all the vehicles you own (including motorcycles).


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