Effective January 1, 2010, SCDMV will begin issuing disabled placards that contain a photo of the individual to whom the placard was issued, along with certificates verifying their eligibility. If you currently have a valid disabled placard, you may continue to use it until it expires, or until December 31, 2012, whichever comes first.
Once your placard expires, you will have to recertify your disability with your physician before you can obtain a photo-bearing placard. If you lose your current disabled placard and it has not yet expired, you can obtain a replacement, non-photo-bearing placard without having to recertify with a physician; however, your replacement placard will have an expiration date of December 31, 2012. Only one photo-bearing placard will be issued per customer and the cost is $1.00.
Vehicles displaying a disabled license plate or placard may park in designated disabled spaces, but only if that vehicle is driven by or is transporting the disabled individual whose name appears on the license plate registration certificate or placard certificate.
Vehicles displaying a disabled license plate or disabled placard are exempt from the payment of municipal parking meter fees (SC Code of Laws 56-3-1965).
Individuals applying for a new placard must complete Form RG-007A, Disabled Placard and License Plate Application. Businesses applying for a new placard must complete Form RG-007B, Organization Disabled Placard and License Plate Application.