Both the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Maryland Accessibility Code require accessible parking spaces whenever parking is provided. Accessible parking in Montgomery County should follow the Maryland Accessibility Code standards (). If you experience a problem with parking accessibility at a County government building or other facility, contact the ADA Unit (240-777-6197; TTY 240-777-6196; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to leave your name and a telephone number where you can be reached.
To obtain a license plate or placard for a person with a disbility, follow the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles instructions below:
You must first fill out the Application for Maryland Parking Placards/License Plates for Individuals with a Disability (form # VR-210). Your physician must complete the disability certification portion of the application. You can then visit your local MVA full service office to receive your license plates and/or your placards in person. Or, mail the completed form along with the appropriate fees to the MVA, Disability Unit, Room 202, 6601 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21062. Do not mail cash. A doctor's certification is required prior to obtaining a disability placard or plate. Please note that only placards (no license plates) can be issued at the MVA express offices (Columbia, Loch Raven/Parkville, Glenmont, and Walnut Hill).
If you experience problems with parking accessibility in a privately owned parking garage or lot in Montgomery County, you can file a complaint with the County Department of Permitting Services.