New Jersey law (N.J.S.A. 39:4-207.11) permits use of parking placards for employees of qualified home care service agencies while performing their duties. The placard allows an employee to park on streets or overnight parking normally reserved for municipal residents, in college/university parking lots, and at metered parking without payment (up to 24 hours). Placards cannot be used for parking in PWAD (Person with a Disability) labeled parking spots.
Eligible home care service agencies must:
NOTE: Placards may be issued only for direct employees of home care service agencies. A contractor who is not employed by a home care service agency is not permitted to receive or use a parking placard issued to that agency.
Strict adherence to N.J.S.A. 39:4-207.11 governing placard use is mandatory.
Please consult N.J.S.A. 39:4-207.11 for all penalties that may be imposed for violations to this statute.
For home care service agencies wishing to apply, an Application for Home Care Service Agency Placard must be completed by a home care service agency account representative. Photocopies of the following must be included with the application:
If the home care service agency does not already have an established MVC-issued entity identification number (EIN), also known as a “Corp Code”, an NJMVC EIN Application with all required documents must be submitted with the completed placard application. Placard applications will not be processed for home care service agencies without an EIN.
Any false information deliberately provided may subject the applicant to a fine of up to $1,000 and possible prosecution.
Applications are to be submitted by mail. Send a complete, signed application with required photocopies and a check/money order to:
Business Licensing Services
Home Care Service Agency Placard Applications
P.O. Box 170
Trenton, NJ 08666-0170
Be sure to confirm the check/money order totals the amount of all placards/renewals being requested. Incorrect amounts or dishonored checks may result in denial of the application.