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How to recertify and renew

How to renew wheelchair symbol license plates

You must renew your wheelchair symbol license plates every year as part of the Statewide renewal process. Every 3 years, beginning August 1, 2013 a medical recertification will be required to renew your wheelchair symbol license plates.

If you no longer qualify for the plates, you must surrender your wheelchair symbol plates and “Person with a Disability Identification Card” and apply for a new set of regular license plates at any MVC Agency.

How to renew persons with a disability placards

You must recertify your qualifying medical condition every three years. You may renew your placard by mailing the recertification application or you may visit any local motor vehicle agency. There is no fee to renew your placard. Photocopies will not be accepted.

If you no longer qualify for the placard, you must surrender your placard at a motor vehicle agency or by mailing it to NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, Special Plate Unit, P.O. Box 015, Trenton, NJ 08666-0015.

I never received a renewal notice

If you do not receive your renewal notice for wheelchair symbol license plates or placard in the mail, download the Wheelchair Symbol Plate and Placard Application.
Mail the completed application to:

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission
Special Plate Unit
P.O. Box 15
Trenton, NJ 08666-0015

Renewal applications will take 15 business days to process. There is no fee for the identification card or placard. You may also visit any local motor vehicle agency to process your application.

Medical Recertifications

The law requires that you to submit a statement from a qualified medical practitioner recertifying your qualification for wheelchair symbol plates or placards every 3 years. See Qualifications for more information regarding medical certifications. The medical certification must be dated within 60 days of submitting your application.

Download the Wheelchair Symbol Plate and Placard Checklist [pdf] for more detailed information.