Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

New law requires proof for disabled parking permit


proof required for disabled parking permit

New requirements are going into effect Oct. 1 for drivers who have the blue permanent disabled parking permit. Under the new law, when people renew their blue permanent disabled parking permit, they must provide a certificate of disability (Form HSMV 83039) completed and signed by a certifying authority within the last 12 months. Anyone replacing a lost or stolen permit will be required to provide that documentation as well. Previously, people could renew their permit without that documentation. The law does not change the life of the permit, which still must be renewed every four years. The new law does not affect red temporary disabled parking permits, nor does it affect people who have disabled (wheelchair) license plates. For information call the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Customer Service Center at (850) 617-3803.


Bilirakis' staff to meet with public

Staffers from the office of U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will be at the Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday to meet with constituents. This is an opportunity for the community to meet with the congressman's staff without an appointment. Constituents are invited to bring any issues, concerns, or requests for assistance related to Congress and the federal government. For information, contact Bilirakis' Palm Harbor office at (727) 773-2871 or visit


GOP club to have candidates' forum

Three candidates for state Senate — Rep. John Legg, John Korsak and Rob Wallace — will speak at the July 10 meeting of the Wesley Chapel Republican Club. Property Appraiser Mike Wells and his opponent, Walter Price, also will deliver remarks. All Pasco County Republicans are invited to attend and hear from these candidates vying in the Aug. 14 primary. The Wesley Chapel Republican Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Hyundai dealership at 27000 Wesley Chapel Blvd., a mile west of Interstate 75. For information, contact club president Mike Moore at

Residents needed to apply for board

Applicants are needed to serve on the soon-to-be formed Pasadena Hills Planning and Policy Committee, a panel that will provide recommendations on the budget, land use, development applications and finances of the Villages of Pasadena Hills Stewardship District. Applicants must be residents or property owners in the Villages of Pasadena Hills. To apply, fill out the Citizens Advisory Boards' Appointment Form at Deadline is July 20. For information, contact Carol B. Clarke at

New law requires proof for disabled parking permit 06/29/12 [Last modified: Friday, June 29, 2012 9:02pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bucs talk social issues, protests at team meeting


    TAMPA — Each time Dirk Koetter walks through the door of his office at One Buc Place, he passes by the only jersey framed on his wall.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) wears custom cleats to represent Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) as part of the NFL???‚??„?s "My Cause, My Cleats Campaign" before the start of a football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.
  2. UPS relocates express operations from St. Pete-Clearwater to TIA


    TAMPA — United Parcel Service Inc. is switching airports for its express air operations. Beginning in October, UPS will relocate from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Tampa International Airport.

    Beginning in October, UPS will move from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Tampa International Airport. [Associated Press file photo]

  3. St. Petersburg man shot in arm during home invasion robbery


    ST. PETERSBURG — One man was arrested on charges he shot another man in the arm while attempting to rob a home in what St. Petersburg police are calling a drug-related incident.

    John Alam, 25, faces charges of home invasion robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon after deputies said he tried to rob a home Wednesday morning and ended up shooting someone. [Courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  4. Bob Buckhorn, a mayor who knows what he wants, surveys constituents on what they want


    TAMPA — Focus has not been a problem — or really, even a question — during the six-plus years that Mayor Bob Buckhorn has been in office.

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn keeps a digital countdown clock in his office showing the days, hours. minutes and seconds until he is term-limited out of office on April 1, 2019. As of Wednesday, he had 584 days to go. [City of Tampa]