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My father has Parkinson's and resides in a nursing home in Cape Cod, and no longer has a valid driver's license. I live in Michigan, but, when we come to visit, it would be very useful to have a placard for our rental car when we take dad out for lunch. I have the Application for Disabled Parking Placard/Plate; as his durable power of attorney, can I fill out and sign that form, and use my home mailing address? If so, do I need to include the POA documentation? Thanks in advance...

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I like the idea of requiring a photo on the placard. Here in SF Bay Area there is very limited parking in many areas, and thus massive disabled placard fraud, apparently. Maybe people would be more deterred from this if it was obvious from the placard that the photo wasn't them or someone they were accompanying.
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adambravo, welcome back. Regarding a handicapped plaque card, here in Virginia I was able to use my parents plaque card in any car they were riding. All my Dad needed to do was get a plaque card request from his doctor, and kept renewing it even when he stopped driving for years.

One problem I had was my parents kept misplacing the card. It was always a big search whenever we went anywhere :P
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So sad they have to have pictures. I wanted an ID for Mom when her license expired. Her Dementia had progressed to where she had no idea what was going on. They wanted her signature, she couldn't even spell her name. They wanted a picture. She could just about stand. After years of having a license and having to prove your you, why do they put elderly thru this.
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In NJ there is no picture on the placecard. I downloaded the form and like said, her Doctor had to sign off. Besides the plaque, I received a sort of registration card I had to have available. In my township, I picked up a temporary form for 6 months where I got a plaque. I was allowed to renew for another six months but after that I needed to go thru the state.
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You can download the Massachusetts form but you need his doctor to sign off on the form. I live in CT and use my address for correspondence with the DMV. However I maintain that mom has an elderly ID through the DMV. They need to connect her photograph which is printed into the placard. You may have to take him to the DMV to get this update. If you can take the time to do this, then have the form and doctor signature ready to hand in when you get there for the ID
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