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British Blue Disabled parking permits are no longer recognized in Florida and you may incur stiff penalties if you are found parking in a disabled bay without displaying the proper recognized permit. (The amount of the fine will be stated on the disabled parking sign).
However you can apply for a temporary visitors permit to use whilst on your holiday.
The temporary visitors permit is bright red and hangs from your rear view mirror. Obviously only hang it there whilst you are parked as it will be a distraction if you leave it there when you are driving.
British visitors can apply in advance, by post, for the temporary disabled parking permit.
You must send a US check or money order for $15 or provide your credit card details -(please provide the name on the credit card, credit card number, and expiration date. There is also an additional $2 fee charged for applicants using their credit cards. )
You also need to send a copy (both sides) of your UK blue disabled badge, and a copy of your personal details in your passport (the last pages).
Once you have that done, put them all in an envelope and send it to:
Osceola Tax Collector
2501 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
You should allow for at least 4 weeks for the process to be completed (the office has a one to two day turnaround on the applications but allow the extra time just in case) and it will be valid for up to 6 months.
The phone number there is 407 742 4000 and fax 407 742 3995.
You can still apply in person when you are on holiday and it will only take you perhaps 10 minutes to do so if there is no queue. The office hours are 8am until 4. 30pm Monday to Friday. The county tax collector office locations may be found on the web site at http://www. hsmv. state. fl. us. Click on Motor Vehicles and go to Office Locations, Hours, Phone Numbers below Frequently Asked Questions.
An easy office to visit is at this address: 2924 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee, FL, 34746.
NOTE: One valid temporary parking permit may be issued for up to 6 months so you will need to apply for a permit each time you visit Florida.
The Osceola Tax Collector pays the postage fee for the mailing from the US to the UK. UK applicants do not have to provide an extra fee for postage.
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Page added on: 9 June 2008
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