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Vets with service disabilities can get new placards

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Oregon veterans who qualify for a disabled parking permit and have a service-connected disability are eligible for a new Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placard.

The new placards are being offered by the Department of Motor Vehicles and available to those who are VA-rated at 50 percent or greater.

The parking placard exempts the driver from paying fees in public parking areas with metered parking. It also enables veterans to park in time-limited spaces for longer than the posted limit (except in zones that are designated 30 minutes or less).

There is no fee for the placard, and it will carry the same expiration as the veteran’s driver license or ID card.

Qualified veterans who already have a disabled parking placard and would like to apply for the Oregon Wounded Warrior designation must fill out Form 735-265, the DMV’s application for a disabled parking permit, which will be revised to include a check box for the Wounded Warrior placard.

The revised form will be available online and at DMV field offices Jan. 2.

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