Expiration dates on MVD disability placards eliminated

Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division customers with a disability are now being issued blue permanent placards that have no expiration date.

A new state law eliminated the previous five-year renewal requirement.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the portable blue placard is designed for disabled motorists who may use more than one vehicle or for family members, friends or caregivers who drive a disabled person in a vehicle without a disability plate. The red temporary disability placard that’s valid for six months is unchanged.

Blue placards with an expiration date should eventually be exchanged for a permanent placard, which can be done at any time regardless of the expiration date. There is no charge.


  1. Now everyone can have one. When grandma dies the placard will be willed to the favorite grandchild.

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