Post Content

MassDOT_RMV_LogoMassDOT RMV’s Disability/ Handicap Parking Abuse program is used to report a Massachusetts resident who may be misusing an RMV disability placard or handicap plate. Disability placards and handicap plates give people special parking access based on a determination that they have a medical need for it.

RMV Registrar Rachel Kaprielian encourages anyone who is aware of an able-bodied person misusing a disability placard or handicap plate to download and complete the Disability/ Handicap Parking Abuse form. Misuse can come in several forms, for example:

  • using someone else’s disability placard or handicap plate,
  • using an expired placard,
  • using a placard or plate that was issued based on incorrect or long-outdated information,
  • making a counterfeit placard or altering an existing one.

Please keep in mind that not all disabilities are visible to an observer (e.g., heart disease), so please file a Disability/ Handicap Parking Abuse only if you have some reason to believe abuse has taken place.

This form must be filled out completely and accurately for the violation to be investigated. You may be asked to provide additional information or to testify if the matter goes to a hearing.

You can also call the telephone hotline to report expected placard abuse : 866-604-1224

Written By:

Recent Posts

I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20

I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced

MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at   …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced

Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board posted on Nov 19

Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board

Governor Deval Patrick today appointed Robin Chase to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors. Chase is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, Buzzcar, a car-sharing marketplace in France and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community.   …Continue Reading Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board

McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting posted on Nov 18

McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting

MassDOT has assembled a working group for the McGrath Boulevard Project including residents, business owners and other local stakeholders. The purpose of the working group is to inform and advise MassDOT on important community issues affecting the development of a design for the McGrath Boulevard   …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting