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How to renew an accessible parking spot

How to renew an accessible parking spot

If you already have an accessible parking spot on your street, you can renew it in a few different ways.

Step
1

Before you get started

If you are a driver, you'll need to renew your accessible spot every two years. If you are a passenger, you'll need to renew your accessible spot each year.

When you give us your information, make sure all your forms are easy to read and your photos are clear.  Please don’t give us X-rays or medical records. You just need to have your doctor fill out the medical section of your application.

Step
2

Get your documents together

If you drive your car:

  • print out and complete the driver application
  • check the box at the top of the application that says “Renewal,” and
  • get your application notarized.

If you are only a passenger in the car:

  • print out and complete the passenger application
  • check the box at the top of the application that says “Renewal,” and
  • get your application notarized.

You also need to give us updated copies of your:

  • car registration at your Boston address
  • Disabled Parking Placard showing your photo, ID number, and expiration date
  • your Massachusetts driver’s license, if you are the driver, and
  • the doctor’s prescription for your mobility device, if you have one. Examples of mobility devices include canes and wheelchairs.
Step
3

Send your info to us

Send your completed application and updated forms to:

  • Disabilities Commission
  • 1 City Hall Square, Room 967
  • Boston, MA 02201

Or fax us your information at 617-635-2726.

Your application may take up to six weeks to process. Once we've made our decision, we'll send you an approval or denial by mail.

Step
1

Before you get started

If you are a driver, you'll need to renew your accessible spot every two years. If you are a passenger, you'll need to renew your accessible spot each year.

When you give us your information, make sure all your forms are easy to read and your photos are clear.  Please don’t give us X-rays or medical records. You just need to have your doctor fill out the medical section of your application.

Step
2

Get your documents together

If you drive your car:

  • print out and complete the driver application
  • check the box at the top of the application that says “Renewal,” and
  • get your application notarized.

If you are only a passenger in the car:

  • print out and complete the passenger application
  • check the box at the top of the application that says “Renewal,” and
  • get your application notarized.

You also need to give us updated copies of your:

  • car registration at your Boston address
  • Disabled Parking Placard showing your photo, ID number, and expiration date
  • your Massachusetts driver’s license, if you are the driver, and
  • the doctor’s prescription for your mobility device, if you have one. Examples of mobility devices include canes and wheelchairs.
Step
3

Give us your application

You can drop off your application and updated documents at the Disabilities Commission:

  • 1 City Hall Square, Room 967
  • Boston, MA 02201
  • Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5  p.m.

Or visit the City Hall to Go truck (Drop-off only):

Your application may take up to six weeks to process. Once we've made our decision, we'll send you an approval or denial by mail.

Need to Know:
APPEALING A DENIAL

You have 14 days to appeal a denial to the Disabilities CommissionCall 617-635-3682 (Teletype: 617-635-2541) for more information.

Contact:
Disabilities Commission
1 City Hall Square
Room 967
Boston, MA 02201-2041
United States

Eligibility for the program

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A SPOT?
  • You need to be a full-time, year-round resident of Boston. You can apply whether you rent or own your home.
  • You must have a disability that will last at least one year and severely limits your ability to walk.
  • You need to have a valid Disabled License Plate, Disabled Veteran Plate, or a Disabled Parking Placard from the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
  • You must have a car registered at your Boston address that you use daily for personal transportation.
WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE?
  • Residents with a short-term disability that will last less than a year. You also aren’t eligible if your disability doesn’t severely limit your ability to walk.
  • You don’t have a car registered at your Boston address.  You can't get an accessible space for “Pick-up and Drop-off” purposes.
  • You already have a driveway, garage, or other off-street parking that you can use.
  • You owe the City money for outstanding parking tickets or taxes.
  • If there are “No Parking” or “No Stopping” signs posted on your street, you can’t get a spot there.