Mobility Impaired Hang Tags & License Plates

Obtaining a hang tag or license plate for a person with a mobility impairment is a simple process.


Mobility Impaired Hang Tags

To obtain a hang tag for a mobility-impaired person, the following must be submitted to the OMV:

  • A Physician's Certification of Mobility Impairment form, DPSMV 1966, which has been completed by the mobility impaired individual's physician.
  • A fee of $3.00.
  • If the mobility impaired person has a Louisiana ID card/driver's license with a clearly identifying photo and their Social Security Number is on file, additional identification is not required. Otherwise, the applicant must provide the same identification documentation as when obtaining an ID card/driver's license. See New License page for a list of acceptable documents.
Q: When does my hang tag expire?
A: The expiration of the hang tag will be determined by the impairment status listed on the certification. Individuals with permanent impairments will receive a four-year hang tag. Recertification is not required upon renewal. Individuals with temporary impairments will receive a hang tag that is valid for one year from the date of issuance. Recertification is required to renew the hang tag. Only one renewal is allowed for a temporary impairment.

Mobility Impaired Plates

Individuals who have a permanent, lifetime disability can apply for a mobility impaired license plate. Only vehicles titled in Louisiana will be eligible for issuance of mobility impared Plates.

To obtain a license plate for a mobility impaired person, the following must be submitted to the OMV:

  • A Vehicle Application form, DPSMV 1799, which has been completed by the vehicle owner.
  • A Physician's Certification of Mobility Impairment form, DPSMV 1966, which has been completed by the mobility impaired individual's physician.
  • If the vehicle is titled in the mobility impaired person's name and is currently registered, the license plate and registration must be submitted.
  • If the plate is being used on a vehicle that is not in the name of the mobility impaired individual, the Designation of Mobility Impaired License Plate form (DPSMV 4222) must be completed and submitted.
  • Proof of insurance
  • If there is no license plate assigned to the vehicle at the time application for a mobility impaired plate is made, a copy of each vehicle owner’s current and valid photo identification (driver’s license or identification card issued by this state or another state) must be submitted.
  • $10.00 payment for a two-year plate
  • $8.00 handling fee
  • A parish fee may apply of up to $6.00
Q. What if I'm buying a car from a dealer?
A: If a new vehicle is being purchased, these forms can be given to the dealership to submit to OMV with the registration documents. The mobility impaired plate will be issued at the time of vehicle registration.

Replacing a lost or damaged hang tag or ID card

If a hang tag or mobility impaired identification card is lost, destroyed or mutilated, the person to whom the tag or card was issued may obtain a new hang tag or ID card by submitting to the local Office of Motor Vehicles a statement attesting to the loss, destruction, or mutilation.

If the mobility impaired person has a Louisiana ID card/driver's license with a clearly identifying photo and their Social Security Number is on file, additional identification is not required. Otherwise, the applicant must provide the same identification documentation as when obtaining a duplicate ID card/driver's license. See the New Licenses webpage for a list of acceptable documents.

A new hang tag or ID card will be issued for the same duration as the original hang tag or ID card and a fee of $3.00 will be charged.


What if Mobility Impaired Applicant cannot be present?

In the isolated case where it is impossible for a severely mobility impaired person to come into a Motor Vehicle Office, they must submit the following:

First Time Issuance

  • A currently dated medical examiner's statement DPSMV 1966 - OR - For a disabled veteran, proof of a special disabled veteran license plate or an affidavit from the Veteran Affairs Office and a separate medical examiner's statement indicating the disabled veteran is unable to come to the office.
  • A color photograph of the individual.
  • If the mobility impared person has a Louisiana ID card/driver's license with a clearly identifying photo and their Social Security Number is on file, additional identification is not required. Otherwise, the applicant must provide the same identification documentation as when obtaining a ID card/driver's license. See the New License page for a list of acceptable documents.

Renewal Only

  • If the applicant has a permanent disability, their current mobility ID and hang tag
  • If the applicant has a temporary disability, a currently dated medical examiner's statement DPSMV 1966 - OR - For a disabled veteran, proof of a special disabled veteran license plate or an affidavit from the Veteran Affairs Office and a separate medical examiner's statement indicating the disabled veteran is unable to come to the office.
  • A color photograph of the individual.
  • The person obtaining the hang tag must know pertinent information about the mobility impaired person.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION


RENEWING YOUR HANG TAG

You may renew your mobility impaired hang tag at your local Office of Motor Vehicles.  

Bring the following with you:

  • Your current hang tag
  • Your mobility impared identification card
  • A Physician's Certification of Mobility Impairment form, DPSMV 1966, which has been completed by the mobility impaired individual's physician ONLY if you were issued a temporary hang tag. Only one renewal will be allowed for a temporary impairment.
  • Fee: $3.00