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004-09 Disabled Person Identification Placards

Registration and Title Bulletin - #004-09

Date: January 28, 2009

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Disabled Person Identification Placards


These documents contain text of correspondence sent by TxDMV to the county tax assessor-collectors, statutory agents who provide vehicle registration and titling services for citizens in Texas. This information is provided to apprise the general public of issues affecting the state's vehicle titling and registration process.


To inform you of the newly revised Disabled Person Identification Placards.


The Disabled Person Identification Placards (Red and Blue) have been redesigned to accommodate the Inventory/Control Number being visible on both sides of the placard. Other changes include:

  • New 10-digit Inventory/Control Number that will be specific to the color of the placard (i.e. B00000000P for Blue Placards and R00000000P for Red Placards)
  • The field for the entry of county number, the first four digits of the applicant's driver license or personal identification number and applicant's initials have been moved to the top of the placard
  • The hologram has been moved from the top of the placard to just below the International Symbol of Access

These changes will provide better visibility by law enforcement for inquiry purposes. Upon completion of programming changes to the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, law enforcement will be able to query the redesigned Disabled Person Identification Placards (those with the new 10-digit Inventory/Control Numbers). Attached is an example of the revised Blue Disabled Person Identification Placard. The new placards will be shipped upon depletion of existing stock.

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