South Dakota, as with all states, offers handicap parking permits to those individuals who qualify. The state offers both permanent and temporary disability permits. Permanent permits are issued for up to a five-year period, while temporary permits are issued for up to a one-year period. Both types may be renewed upon their expiration with a doctor's approval. A two-page application and the recommendation of a doctor are necessary, but there is no filing fee for requesting a permit.
Acquire an "Application For Physically Disabled Parking Permit And License Plates" from the South Dakota Motor Vehicle's Division, located at 445 East Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501. As an alternative, download the form from the Motor Vehicle's Division's website.
Fill out the front side of the Application, including Sections A, B and, if requesting new license plates in addition to a permit, Section C. Include your original handicap permit number and the expiration date of the last permit issued if you have previously held a permit. Provide your name, date of birth, state driver's license or Social Security number, and your physical address under Section B. If you are applying for a permanent disability permit for the first time, the state will also issue new license plates with the reserved physically disabled person's designation if you request them in Section C. Plates are optional and issued only to those applying for a permanent permit. New license plates cost $5. Include the vehicle's year, weight, make, model, serial number, title number, body type, current license number and decal number under Section C if requesting plates.
Ask your physician to fill out and sign the back side of the application.
Deliver the completed application form to your county treasurer's office and wait for your parking permit to arrive in the mail.
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