Disabled Person Parking Permits and Plates

The Treasurer’s Office processes disabled person parking permits and plates. The permits and plates are for South Dakota residents- you must have a valid South Dakota driver’s license or ID, or be able to supply proof of residency, to obtain placards or plates.

To apply the South Dakota Disabled Person Parking Permit and License Plate Application will need to be completed. The application may be presented and signed for by a related third party on behalf of the applicant. To qualify for disabled parking permits and plates, an individual must have a physical disability that limits or impairs their ability to walk. Please note: blindness or impaired vision by itself is not a valid criterion to receive disabled parking privileges. A licensed physician must certify on the application that the person meets one or more criteria listed in section F of the application.

Disabled Person Parking Permits (placards)

There is no charge for a disabled parking permit. If processing through the mail there is a $1.50 postage and handling fee per placard. Please mail to:

Pennington County Treasurer

PO Box 6160

Rapid City, SD 57709

Permanent parking permits

An individual can request up to two parking permits. The doctor’s certification on the application will need to indicate the disability is permanent. Permits are issued for five years and then they will need to be renewed. To renew a permanent permit the application will need to be filled out and in section C indicate you are renewing a permit and list your current permit number(s) and expiration date.

*A doctor’s certification is NOT required to renew a permanent permit. Section F may be left blank.

Temporary parking permits

An individual can request one temporary parking permit. The doctor’s certification on the application will indicate the disability is temporary and include the expected date of recovery. A temporary permit may be issued for a maximum of one year and can not be renewed. A new application with a doctor’s certification must be submitted if the permit is still needed.

Disabled Person plates

The doctor’s certification on the application will need to indicate the disability is permanent. On the application in section D you will need to fill out the information for the vehicles the plates will be going on. If the vehicle is currently registered in your name you will need to surrender the current plates when applying for disabled person plates.

There is a $7.50 postage and handling fee for the disabled person plates. At the time of applying a temporary permit will be provided. The plates and registration will be mailed to you by the state once approved. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if my disabled parking permit has been lost or damaged?

Can someone else bring in the application for me to get the parking permits?

How do I fill out the Disabled Person Parking Permit and License Plate Application?

I don’t have a South Dakota driver’s license or ID, can I get a parking permit?