Temporary Handicap Placards

  1. Pursuant to New Jersey Statues Annotated (NJSA) 2C:21-4(a), NJSA 2C:43-3, and NJSA 2C:43-6, making a false statement or providing misinformation on an application to obtain or facilitate the receipt of license plates or placards for persons with disabilities is a fourth-degree crime and a person who has been convicted of this offense may be subject to pay a fine not to exceed $10,000 and a term of imprisonment of up to 18 months.
  2. The temporary placard must be displayed on the rearview mirror of the vehicle whenever such vehicle is parked in a designated wheelchair symbol parking space and must be removed when the vehicle is in motion.
  3. The Motor Vehicle Commission requires the applicant to be re-certified by a qualified medical practitioner to extend the temporary placard.
  4. Temporary placards are to be used exclusively for the person named on this application. The placard is nontransferable and will be revoked if used by any other person. If the temporary placard is no longer used by the person named on the application, it must be returned to the issuing Police Department.
  5. The temporary placard is valid for no longer than 6 months from the date of issue and can only be re-certified once, for a period not to exceed 6 months.
  6. The fee for a placard is $4.00.  Payment must be a check or money order payable to "NJMVC".  Cash is not accepted.

Print and complete the Temporary Handicap Placard application (PDF) and bring it to the Police Department after it has been filled out by your physician.  Hours to obtain a placard are Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., excluding holidays.