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December 8, 2021

New State Law Effective January 1, 2022 Will Impact Disabled Veterans License Plates

On January 1, 2022, Texas Senate Bill 792 will require any vehicle parking in a designated disabled parking space to have a valid disabled parking placard or a license plate with the International Symbol of Access (ISA).

“Currently, any vehicle with a Disabled Veteran license plate may use a designated parking space for people with disabilities. However, there are a limited number of ADA spaces,” said Robert Dembo III, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs. “SB792 will address this by limiting the use of the parking spaces to those with mobility impairments. Providing greater access to those who have a vital need for accessibility.”

Citizens that have Disabled Veteran license plates that do not have the ISA will need to apply for a disabled parking placard or apply for a new DV plate with the ISA. Applications can be submitted at the county tax assessor-collector’s office.

Veterans must meet eligibility requirements to receive a disabled parking placard or license plate with the ISA. For any additional information, please contact the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles at 888-368-4689 or

About ParkHouston
ParkHouston, a solution-focused division of the Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department, creates sound parking management strategies for commercial and residential areas that enhance pedestrian safety, ensure a smooth flow of traffic, and allow emergency vehicles to reach their destinations. In addition to actively maintaining over 10,000 parking spaces across the City, ParkHouston also works to create more sustainable communities by reducing congestion and supporting alternative modes of transportation.

About the Mayor’s Office of Veterans and Military Affairs
The Mayor’s Office of Veterans and Military Affairs (MOVMA) is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy, involving partnerships with other government agencies and non-profit organizations, to enhance access, coordination and delivery of health and human services to veterans, military personnel and their families throughout the City and the Metropolitan Service Area.