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Residents must have a valid handicap placard if they wish to be considered for use of On-Street handicap parking spaces.  The following questions and answers should satisfy any queries about obtaining a placard or a handicap parking space on a street within the city of Bridgeport.

How do I apply for a handicap placard?

Please visit the CTDMV website and carefully read the qualifications, restrictions and costs of applying for a handicap placard.* There is also additional information about replacing a placard as well.  

*Please Note: There are separate applications for temporary and permanent handicap spaces.

How do I send my application for a handicap placard?


CT DMV, Customer Service - accessible parking permit  
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161-2525

Fax: 860-263-5556
In-person: Visit any DMV office

How do I apply for residential On-Street Handicap space in Bridgeport?

Handicap Parking Sign-Installation Request

  • Please fill out our application above.
  • Print and fill out with a pen
  • Drop off, email, or mail application to:

City of Bridgeport 
Department of Social Services
999 Broad Street 
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Attn: ADA Coordinator 

  • Please submit a current driver's license and the original handicap placard for the vehicle being used.
  • If you have a driveway on the property, a notarized statement from the property owner/landlord is required stating any restrictions preventing you from parking in the driveway.

Looking to remove a handicap parking sign? See form below: 

Handicap Parking Sign-Removal Request

After the application for on-street parking is received by the City, staff will look at the address and determine the following:

  • Your application will be forward to the Bridgeport Police Department who in turn will notify the City’s Traffic Engineer Department. They will conduct an on-site visit to determine if it is appropriate and location.
  • The Traffic Engineer Department will make a recommendation to the Bridgeport Police Commissioner.
  • Once the Police Commissioners make a decision you will be sent a letter informing you whether your request has been approved or denied.

Please note:  The process can take 3-5 months.

Will this spot be exclusive to my vehicle?

No.  As stated on the application, the space will be available to any vehicles that have a valid handicap placard on a first come first serve bases.  

Please note: City Ordinance 10.30.10, anyone with a valid handicap parking permit can utilize the space that you have requested. The space cannot be reserved for any specific individual.

Contact Infomation:

If you have any further questions, please contact the Department of Social Services by phone, email, mail or in person!

Mail or In person:  

City of Bridgeport 
Department of Social Services
999 Broad Street 
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: 203-576-8088