Phone: 352-343-9602

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Office of the Lake County Tax Collector
320 West Main Street
Tavares, Florida 32778
Phone: 352.343.9602

In accordance with 2017-21, Laws of Florida /
§ 119, Florida Statutes

Disabled Person Parking Permits

A disabled person parking permit is available to any individual with mobility problems restricting his/her ability to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest due to specific disabilities, or those who are legally blind. The disability must be certified by one of the following:


  • Physician licensed to practice under Chapters 458, 459, and 460, Florida Statutes or similarly licensed by another state. Note: Documentation of the physician's licensure in the other state must be submitted.
  • Osteopathic Physicians
  • Podiatric Physicians
  • Chiropractors
  • Optometrists (for sight only)
  • Physicians who practice medicine in a military medical facility, state hospital or federal prison. The facility and address must be indicated.
  • An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner licensed under Chapter 464 under the protocol of a licensed physician
  • Physician assistants licensed to practice under Chapter 458 or Chapter 459

Individuals qualified to be issued the permanent/long term parking permit must submit a completed Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit form (HSMV 83039). The Physician’s Statement of Certification section must be completed by one of the authorized authorities listed above. Permits are available at any of our regional service center locations.

Florida residents applying for a disabled person parking permit must have either a current Florida Driver License or a Florida Identification Card issued by the Florida Division of Driver License. Out-of-state residents applying must present a valid driver license or identification card issued by the state of residence or a U.S. passport as proof of identification.

Permanent/long term permits are issued for a period of four years and expire on the disabled person’s birthday. Temporary parking permit will only be issued for the period indicated by the application; however, it may not exceed six months from the date of issuance. If the person is still disabled at the expiration of the temporary parking permit, a new application with certification is required. Out of state resident disabled parking permits are issued for a period of three months.

Persons eligible for a disabled person’s parking permit may choose to purchase a wheelchair license plate issued for his/her vehicle(s). The qualifying person must be listed as one of the owners of the vehicle being registered with the plate. Customers choosing this option will incur additional fees. Please contact our Customer Information Center at (352) 343-9602 for additional information.

A disabled person parking permit may be renewed, up to three months prior to the expiration month, at any of our regional service center locations. The acceptable forms of payment in our offices are cash, checks, money orders, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express cards. Checks and money orders should be made payable to David Jordan, Lake County Tax Collector.

To process by mail, please send your renewal to:

David Jordan, Lake County Tax Collector
PO Box 268
Tavares, FL 32778.