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Darren Dachisen, Chief of Police
(973) 593-3000
(973) 593-3024
62 Kings Road
Madison, NJ 07940 (map)

Handicap Placards

Handicap Placards

Permanent Placards:

 Permanent placards are only available if you are permanently handicapped.

  • Placards may be used with any vehicle in which the handicapped person is a passenger, regardless of whether that person owns the vehicle.
  • If the placard is lost or stolen, it may be replaced by returning the Handicapped Identification Card with an application to the New Jersey State Police.  There is no fee.
  • Application for permanent placards may be obtained by mail (call 609-292-6500 or toll free in NJ 888-486-3339) or online at www.njmvc.gov.

Temporary Placards:

  • Placards may be used with any vehicle in which the handicapped person is a passenger, regardless of whether that person owns the vehicle.
  • Temporary placards are only issued to those who have a temporary disability and are issued for 6 months.

How to obtain a temporary handicap placard:

  • Pick up the temporary placard application in the Records Dept. of the Madison Police Department.
  • Have your doctor sign the application in the doctor certification section of the application. 
  • Applicant must completely fill out the remainder of the form.
  • Return the application, with check or money order made out to “NJ Motor Vehicle Commission” in the amount of $4.00.
  • Once the application is returned and completed your placard with be prepared and issued to you.

For more information, please refer to the page on the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission's website.