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Disabled Plates
Disabled plates are available at any full-service DMV Branch Office. Applicants must submit DMV Form RG-007A, Disabled License Plate and Placard Application, and a prescription order completed by a licensed physician. Vehicle owners with disabled license plates must also carry registration certificates that list the names of all eligible disabled persons in their household that operate or may be transported in the vehicle. When customers renew their disabled license plate, they will receive a new license plate and registration certificate. A disabled motorcycle license plate is also available. Businesses are not required to certify with a physician. However, businesses with disabled license plates must also carry registration certificates. Business certificates will not list names of disabled persons, but the certificate will indicate that the vehicle is entitled to park in designated parking spaces. The fee for the license plate is $20.00 every two years. Truck fees are determined by weight of truck. Vehicles that bear a disabled license plate are exempt from the payment of municipal parking meter fees. (SC Code of Laws 56-3-1965) and are permitted to park in designated handicapped parking spaces.
Disabled Veteran Handicapped
This plate is a free and permanent license plate and is available to individuals who submit proper certification from the Veterans Administration AND who are ALSO certified as permanently handicapped by their physicians. Applicants must submit a completed DMV Form MV-37 Application for Military License and a letter or other documentation from the U.S., Regional or County Veterans Administration certifying that he or she is a war time disabled veteran who: 1) is entitled to compensation for the loss of use of one or both legs or arms, or 2) has a permanent impairment of vision in both eyes to a degree as to constitute virtual blindness and is entitled to a special monthly statutory award by reason thereof, or 3) is a SC veteran classified as totally and permanently disabled due to service-connected disabilities as determined from the medical records on file with the U.S. or county Department of Veterans Affairs. To obtain this plate, applicants must ALSO be certified permanently handicapped by a licensed physician on DMV form RG-007A Disabled License Plate and Placard Application and provide a prescription order from a licensed physician. Limit two plates per applicant: either two vehicle plates, two motorcycle plates or one of each. The applicant cannot have four plates. The surviving spouse of a certified disabled veteran may obtain or maintain the license plate until remarried. However, the surviving spouse must also be certified as disabled by a licensed physician. This plate allows free parking at municipal parking meters (SC Code of Laws 56-5-2585) AND ALSO allows parking in designated handicapped (wheelchair) parking spaces.
Disabled Veteran Motorcycle
The Disabled Veteran Motorcycle is a free and permanent license plate. Applicants must submit a completed DMV Form MV-37 Application for Military License and a letter or other documentation from the U.S., Regional or County Veterans Administration certifying that he or she is a war time disabled veteran who: 1) is entitled to compensation for the loss of use of one or both legs or arms, or 2) has a permanent impairment of vision in both eyes to a degree as to constitute virtual blindness and is entitled to a special monthly statutory award by reason thereof, or 3) is a SC veteran classified as totally and permanently disabled due to service-connected disabilities as determined from the medical records on file with the U.S. or county Department of Veteran Affairs. Limit two plates per applicant: either two vehicle plates, two motorcycle plates or one of each. The applicant cannot have four plates. There is no registration fee and the plate is available by mail only. This plate DOES NOT allow parking in designated handicapped parking spaces, unless it has a wheelchair decal. Applicants who are also certified permanently handicapped by a licensed physician on DMV form RG-007 Application for Disabled License Plate and Placard with an attached prescription order may receive a wheelchair decal for display on the Disabled Veteran Motorcycle plate that allows the individual to park in designated handicapped parking spaces. Motorcycles that bear a Disabled Veteran license plate (with or without a wheelchair decal) are exempt from the payment of municipal parking meter fees. (SC Code of Laws 56-5-2585)
Personalized Disabled Plate
This plate is available to applicants who meet the requirements for a disabled plate and desire a personalized selection. First time applications must be handled by mail using the Form MV-96A Application for Personalized Disabled Plate. The number of letters or numbers are limited to seven. The only symbol you may use is “&”. Blank spaces are counted as one letter or number. The fee for the plate is $30.00 every two years in addition to the disabled plate fee of $20.00 for passenger vehicles and trucks by the GVW. Vehicles that bear a personalized disabled license plate are exempt from the payment of municipal parking meter fees (SC Code of Laws 56-3-1965) and are permitted to park in designated handicapped parking spaces.
Purple Heart Disabled Plate
SC Purple Heart Disabled plates are available to SC residents who are Purple Heart recipients and who are ALSO certified as permanently handicapped by their physicians. Applicants must complete DMV Form MV-37 Application for Military License Plate and must submit a Form DD-214, Purple Heart Citation or a letter from the U.S., Regional or County Veterans Administration certifying that he or she is a recipient of the Purple Heart. To obtain this plate, applicants must also be certified permanently handicapped by a licensed physician on DMV form RG-007 Application for Disabled License Plate and Placard with an attached prescription order. There is no registration fee for the plate and is available by mail only. Applicants are limited to two Purple Heart plates at NO COST. A third plate may be purchased for $30.00 plus the regular registration fee. Applicants are allowed a maximum of three plates total in the Purple Heart plate class to include: Purple Heart, Purple Heart Disabled and Purple Heart Motorcycle. The plate is available by mail only. This plate allows free parking at municipal parking meters (SC Code of Laws 56-5-2585) AND ALSO allows parking in designated handicapped (wheelchair) parking spaces.
Veteran Wheelchair Plate
The Veteran license plate is available to SC residents who have served in the United States Armed Forces active or reserved components and are ALSO certified as permanently handicapped by their physicians. To apply for the plate, you must present your DD-214, indicating that you were honorably discharged, along with a completed Application for Military License Plate (MV-37) AND Disabled Placard and License Plate Application with an attached prescription order. This plate is available for both passenger vehicles and motorcycles. Only four plates within the Veteran plate class to include; Veteran, Veteran Motorcycle and Veteran Wheelchair may be issued to vehicles registered in the name of the veteran. The cost for this plate is $10.00 every two years in addition to the regular registration fee.