Renew your disability placard

If your placard is nearing expiration or requires recertification, you will need to renew your placard for it to stay valid.
Processing time varies based upon application volume. Please allow at least 30 business days for processing.

RMV - Medical Affairs Division


Medical Affairs 857-368-8020

The Details

What you need

If you have a permanent disability placard (expires every 5 years), the RMV will mail your new placard 2 weeks before your current placard expires. Upon receipt of your new placard, destroy your current placard as this one has been cancelled and is no longer valid.

If you have a temporary placard (issued for a period between 2 and 24 months), you will need certification from a medical professional that the placard needs to be extended or made permanent.  A person may use our Application for Disabled Parking or may send a doctor's request (recently dated and written on the doctor's professional letterhead). The doctor must include:

  • Clinical diagnosis
  • Duration disabled parking is needed
  • Ambulatory range and use of ambulatory aid (if used)
  • A statement whether you:
    • are medically qualified to operate a motor vehicle safely
    • should be evaluated by the RMV via a Road Competency Exam
    • or are not medically qualified to operate a motor vehicle safely.


How to renew

For temporary placards, mail the completed application and supporting documents to:

Attn: Medical Affairs Branch
Registry of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 55889
Boston, MA 02205-5889

For temporary placards, you can bring your application and supporting documents to the RMV Haymarket Service Center, located at:

Haymarket Center
3rd Floor
136 Blackstone St.
Boston, MA.

More info






Mailing Address
PO Box 55889, Attention: Medical Affairs, Boston, MA 02205-5889
Physical Address
136 Blackstone Street, Haymarket Center, Boston, MA 02109


Medical Affairs 857-368-8020


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