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WAC 308-96B-030

Special parking privileges for persons with disabilities for organizations.

(1) When can a qualifying organization use disabled parking license plate or parking placard? Qualifying organizations may only use a disabled parking license plate or parking placard when transporting any person who meets the criteria under chapter 46.19 RCW.
(2) How does a qualifying organization apply for special parking privileges for persons with disabilities? The organization must submit a completed application with appropriate documentation as indicated on the application.
(3) What does a qualifying organization receive when approved for parking privileges?
(a) Disabled parking license plates. These may be issued for vehicles registered to the organization; or
(b) Parking placard(s). These may be used only when the vehicle in which they are displayed is transporting persons who have or would qualify for the parking privilege.
(4) Is a qualifying organization issued an identification card? No.
(5) When do the disabled parking license plates or placard(s) for organizations expire? The placard expires five years from the date of issuance, on the last day of the month specified on the placard.
(6) When are the disabled parking license plates and/or placard(s) no longer valid? The individual with disabled parking license plates are no longer valid when:
(a) The plates/placard(s) expire;
(b) The privilege expires;
(c) The vehicle is no longer being used for the purpose of transporting individuals with disabilities;
(d) The disabled parking license plates/placard(s) have been canceled by department administrative action;
(e) The organization no longer qualifies;
(f) The organization's business license is canceled or expires; or
(g) If the privilege was issued in error.
(7) How does an organization replace placards or disabled parking license plates if they become lost, mutilated, destroyed, or stolen? The organization must complete and sign a department form explaining what happened to the placard or plate. A replacement placard or disabled parking license plate will be issued indicating the original expiration date.
(8) How does an organization renew its permanent parking placard(s)? The department will send a notice to the organization before the privilege expires. The organization must submit a completed application with appropriate documentation as indicated on the application.
(9) Does an organization qualify for disabled parking license plate tabs? No.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.19.020, and 46.19.040. WSR 18-24-057, § 308-96B-030, filed 11/29/18, effective 12/30/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.16.381. WSR 06-19-079, § 308-96B-030, filed 9/19/06, effective 10/20/06.]
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