Handicapped License Plates
To obtain Handicapped License Plates in Nebraska, the individual must have a certified medical condition that limits personal mobility resulting in the applicant’s inability to travel more than two hundred feet without assistance.
Handicapped plates may be placed on one motor vehicle. Only the owner of the car or their legal guardian may apply for handicapped plates. Applications may be picked up at the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or downloaded at DMV.NE.gov/DVR/Handicapped-Plate-Permit. The applicant or their authorized representative must fill out and sign the application before submitting it to their physician for completion of the Medical Certification portion. The application must then be submitted to the Driver & Vehicle Records Division. Once the application has been approved, written notification is sent to the applicant. The approval letter must be presented to the County Treasurer in the applicant’s county of residence. All taxes and fees must be paid when the plates are picked up. A Handicapped Parking Permit may be requested along with the plates.
Handicapped License Plates must be renewed every six years using the same application process.
Handicapped Parking Permits
To obtain Handicapped Parking Permits in Nebraska, the individual must have a certified medical condition that limits personal mobility resulting in the applicant’s inability to travel more than two hundred feet without assistance. An individual may have up to two permits and there is no charge.
Only the handicapped individual or the motor vehicle to which the permit was specifically assigned can use the permit. The permit should hang on the rearview mirror only when the vehicle is parked in a designated Handicapped Parking space. Permits may be permanent (blue) and valid for 6 years or temporary (red) and valid for 3 or 6 months. A Nebraska licensed medical professional may submit your permit request online at Nebraska.gov/Apps-DMVHCPermits or you may download an application at DMV.NE.gov/DVR/Handicapped-Plate-Permit. The medical portion must be filled out by a physician and the application mailed along with a copy of your identification to the Driver & Vehicle Records Division. Once the application has been approved, the permit(s) is mailed directly to the applicant.
Both permanent and temporary permits are renewed in the same manner as the original. Permits may be renewed up to 180 days in advance but will not be mailed until 10 days before expiration.
Reporting an Unsafe Driver
A family member, physician, law enforcement officer or other concerned citizen can file a report requesting an evaluation of a driver whose skills they question. They must complete a Citizen Reexamination Report found at the Driver’s Licensing office or downloaded at DOT.Nebraska.gov/Safety/Driving/Age. It should identify the driver and describe any problems they may be having. The Report should be mailed to the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Email requests cannot be accepted.
The DMV will review this information as well as the individual’s driving record. The requestor may be contacted for more information. If sufficient cause is found, the driver in question will be required to complete a new written and driving test as well as submit a current vision and medical statement. If the driver’s license is canceled for vision or medical reasons, they may appeal through the DMV’s Medical Advisory Board. If it is canceled because of a failure to pass the written or drive test, they may attempt to retake those anytime.
Driving Assessments and Classes
Drivers 65 Plus (self assessment brochure)
Roadwise Driver (online defensive driver course)
Roadwise Rx (tool to asses medications and driving)
The Older and Wiser Driver (brochure)
2900 ‘O’ Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Madonna Driver Rehabilitation Services
5401 South Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
Nebraska Safety Council, Inc.
3243 Cornhusker Highway, Suite A10
Lincoln, NE 68504
Road-Ready Driver Training School
(driver improvement program or driving critique)
2900 ‘O’ Street, Suite L
Lincoln, NE 68510
Southeast Community College Continuing Education
301 S. 68th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510