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Stupeo
04-06-2012, 07:07 AM
thanks to everyone who helped, see below for most up to date info regarding this issue...

Can anyone provide up to date info regarding the use of non USA disability permits/acrod parking

Mine is Australian but do I need to apply for a local one

Thanks in advance

Stuart

Please be advised that all correspondence should now be directed to Samantha at sjewell@osceola.org or Holly at hmccommon@osceola.org . We are now handling issuance of temporary parking permits for out of country residents. We look forward to assisting you in your needs. If you are unable to reach us or do not receive a response within 24 hours, please email webinfo@osceola.org or call our main office at (407) 742-4000.



You may apply for a temporary disabled parking permit through our office if you will be visiting our state from another country. To receive the disabled parking permit by mail before your trip, please provide the following for the disabled individual:



· A copy of your valid parking placard/badge (front and back)

· A copy of your valid passport including the picture and biography page (not the visa)

· Your home address and telephone number

· The temporary address you will use while staying in Florida

· The date of your arrival and departure

$15.00 in US Funds -- Money order, check, or debit/credit card (American Express, Discover or MasterCard) is acceptable. There is a 2.5 % service fee if using credit or debit card. (If you wish to mail a check or money order, please make payable to Patsy Heffner, CFC) Unfortunately, as of May 1, 2009, we NO LONGER ACCEPT VISA.




*** Please do not email your credit card details as email correspondence is public record.



The above requirements may be mailed to:

Patsy Heffner Tax Collector

Attn: Samantha or Holly

1300 9th Street, Ste. 101-B

St. Cloud, FL 34769



If you prefer, you may email the documents as scanned attachments. You may also fax the information to (407) 892-8076. We will email a confirmation that documents have been received and are acceptable. Please call (407) 742-3879 or (407) 742-3883 to speak with us, between the hours of 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday with payment details if you wish to pay with credit. If you are unable to reach us directly regarding payments, please call Tina or Debbie at (407) 742-3880 or (407) 742-3884. Thank you and have a beautiful day!





Sincerely,



Samantha Jewell

videogal1
04-06-2012, 08:02 AM
Can anyone provide up to date info regarding the use of non USA disability permits/acrod parking

Mine is Australian but do I need to apply for a local one

Thanks in advance

Stuart

I just made a copy of mine and put it it on the dashboard, then carried the original in the glovebox of the rental car incase there was a question. The permits are pretty much universally respected because no one yet has been able to argue that a person's disability disappears when they're on vacation, regardless of how far that might take them from home. I only displayed the copy because my car was once broken into and the placard stolen. Of course, you have to figure out a way to remember not to heave the permit behind when your vacation is over and you're packing to return home. I never thought that spending my precious vacation time standing in a permit line in Orlando was an appropriate vacation activity. :scared1::scared1:

disney david
04-06-2012, 10:39 AM
If you have one issued from another us state you will be fine if it from another country you have to get a temporary US parking badge for international visitors. sorry for so much info and links i just want to make sure you get the right info so you don't get a 250 ticket have fun on your trip and hopes this helps.




http://orlandotouristinformationbureau.com/other/international-parking-badges.htm

here from the state of florida dmv web site


http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/disabled_pkg.html


from the state site

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY PARKING PERMIT BY A CITIZEN (VISITOR STATUS) OF ANOTHER COUNTRY

A copy of the visitor’s current out-of-country parking permit.

Proof of identification such as a passport or comparable identification to verify ownership of the out-of-country parking permit. A Florida driver license or ID card is not required.

FEES: A temporary Permit may be issued up to 6 months: $15.00 regardless of the number of days for which it is issued. No subsequent permit is allowed.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The permit will be issued for up to four years. Additional permits are issued with the same expiration date as the initial permit regardless of when the additional permit is issued.

EXPIRATION DATE: Permits issued to disabled persons will expire on the owner's birthday. Permits issued to an organization will be issued for four years and expire on June 30th. Temporary permits are not to exceed 6 months.

DISPLAY: The permit must be hung on the rear view mirror of any vehicle used to transport the disabled person(s). The permit number must be visible from the front of the vehicle.

http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/dosanddonts.html

http://www.flhsmv.gov/SafetyTips/PDFs/Handicapped.pdf

SueM in MN
04-06-2012, 04:07 PM
Handicapped parking permits from one state in the United States are recognized as valid in every other state in the US (each state passed a law agreeing to honor the permits from other states).

Parking Permits from other countries are another thing entirely though.
If you have one issued from another us state you will be fine if it from another country you have to get a temporary US parking badge for international visitors. sorry for so much info and links i just want to make sure you get the right info so you don't get a 250 ticket have fun on your trip and hopes this helps.




http://orlandotouristinformationbureau.com/other/international-parking-badges.htm

here from the state of florida dmv web site


http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/disabled_pkg.html


from the state site

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY PARKING PERMIT BY A CITIZEN (VISITOR STATUS) OF ANOTHER COUNTRY

A copy of the visitor’s current out-of-country parking permit.

Proof of identification such as a passport or comparable identification to verify ownership of the out-of-country parking permit. A Florida driver license or ID card is not required.

FEES: A temporary Permit may be issued up to 6 months: $15.00 regardless of the number of days for which it is issued. No subsequent permit is allowed.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The permit will be issued for up to four years. Additional permits are issued with the same expiration date as the initial permit regardless of when the additional permit is issued.

EXPIRATION DATE: Permits issued to disabled persons will expire on the owner's birthday. Permits issued to an organization will be issued for four years and expire on June 30th. Temporary permits are not to exceed 6 months.

DISPLAY: The permit must be hung on the rear view mirror of any vehicle used to transport the disabled person(s). The permit number must be visible from the front of the vehicle.

http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/dosanddonts.html

http://www.flhsmv.gov/SafetyTips/PDFs/Handicapped.pdf

Thanks for posting that. I was about to go find it - and then found you had posted it.

disney david
04-06-2012, 04:13 PM
Thanks for posting that. I was about to go find it - and then found you had posted it.

No thank you anytime I can help I am more then happy to especsily when it helps and is accurate. For one of the I had to google an old thread where I posted one of the sites to find it again.

Stupeo
04-08-2012, 06:17 AM
Sorry, I remain a little confused

Can someone tell me which address to post the photocopies to and how do I pay for it. Which form if any must I complete...

Thanks

Stuart

SueM in MN
04-08-2012, 07:52 AM
The laws are not totally clear - the things cited already may be only for people visiting for longer periods. The law is not clear.
Shorter stays may depend on whether your country has an agreement with the US to honor each other's handicapped parking permits. This law has been interpreted both ways by people - that visitors with a permit issued by a foreign country can park with their permit or that they can park if their country also has agreed to recognize the parking permit issued by Florida as valid.
At very least, your parking permit must include the international symbol of disability ( a blue wheelchair symbol)

Here s the link for that law:
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.1958.html

And the text from the link:
316.1958 Out-of-state vehicles bearing identification of issuance to persons who have disabilities.—Motor vehicles displaying a special license plate or parking permit issued to a person who has a disability by any other state or district subject to the laws of the United States or by a foreign country that issues disabled parking permits that display the international symbol of accessibility are recognized as displaying a valid license plate or permit, that allows such a vehicle special parking privileges under s. 316.1955, if the other state or district grants reciprocal recognition for residents of this state who have disabilities. However, when an individual is required by law to have a Florida driver’s license or a Florida vehicle registration, a special motor vehicle license plate or parking permit issued by another state, district, or country to persons who have disabilities is not valid and the individual whose vehicle displays such an invalid plate or permit is subject to the same penalty as an individual whose vehicle does not display a valid plate or permit. A law enforcement officer or parking enforcement specialist may not ticket a vehicle for a violation of s. 316.1955 without first determining whether the vehicle is transporting a resident of another state who is the owner of the out-of-state placard.
History.—s. 5, ch. 85-227; s. 26, ch. 90-330; s. 4, ch. 96-200; s. 2, ch. 98-202; s. 2, ch. 99-248.

disney david
04-08-2012, 08:10 AM
Sorry, I remain a little confused

Can someone tell me which address to post the photocopies to and how do I pay for it. Which form if any must I complete...

Thanks
A
Stuart

HEre a list of office in orange county and a phone number you could. Call and ask questions.

http://www.octaxcol.com/OfficeLocations.aspx

They take credit card and cash as payment

You will need your placard and passport not sure about any form sorry son may be if you call they could explain the process and what you need better. I just want to make sure you have the best and right info so your trip can be the best it can.

Here a list if email address to could write to I would pick the top two ine the head of it and the other is the tags department I tried ti find a 1-800 number so you wouldn't have to pay to call but they didn't so figured the email address is tr next best thing.

http://www.octaxcol.com/Contact.aspx

Here a great article on how to mail it in I know it says uk but it alply to everyone outside the us. This is for the next county over from orange county it really dose not matter which county it is their a mailing adress for orange county so if you email them thu could tell to to mail it to them or you can do it in person.

http://www.orlandovillas.com/florida_guide/applying-for-temporary-disabled-parking-permit.aspx


Before I make you any more confused I stop I'd you have any other questions let us know.

Stupeo
05-21-2012, 07:38 PM
hi

just having a quick panic

i emailed http://www.octaxcol.com/Contact.aspx

but the address is undeliverable, can anyone HELP

as stated i live in australia so ringing is not an option

crashbb
05-21-2012, 07:57 PM
hi

just having a quick panic

i emailed http://www.octaxcol.com/Contact.aspx

but the address is undeliverable, can anyone HELP

as stated i live in australia so ringing is not an option

Did you email what you've linked here or an email you found at that site? What you've linked is a website, not an email address.

disney david
05-21-2012, 08:13 PM
hi

just having a quick panic

i emailed http://www.octaxcol.com/Contact.aspx

but the address is undeliverable, can anyone HELP

as stated i live in australia so ringing is not an option

I would try the top two and let them know what you need if nothing then try the other ones and say you have been tring to get in contact with someone.

Cheshire Figment
05-21-2012, 09:20 PM
However, when an individual is required by law to have a Florida driver’s license or a Florida vehicle registration, a special motor vehicle license plate or parking permit issued by another state, district, or country to persons who have disabilities is not valid and the individual whose vehicle displays such an invalid plate or permit is subject to the same penalty as an individual whose vehicle does not display a valid plate or permit. A law enforcement officer or parking enforcement specialist may not ticket a vehicle for a violation of s. 316.1955 without first determining whether the vehicle is transporting a resident of another state who is the owner of the out-of-state placard.
The point about a person required to have a Florida Driver's License is someone who has resided in Florida for more than 30 days. So if you are just visiting from another state or country you can use your regular tag.

disney david
05-21-2012, 09:32 PM
The point about a person required to have a Florida Driver's License is someone who has resided in Florida for more than 30 days. So if you are just visiting from another state or country you can use your regular tag.



From Florida state DMV

RECIPROCITY: Section 316.1958, Florida Statutes, provides that motor vehicles displaying a license plate or parking permit issued to a disabled person by any other state or district subject to laws of the United States shall be recognized as a valid plate or permit, allowing such vehicle the special parking privileges in Florida, provided such other state or district grants reciprocal recognition for disabled residents of this state. All of the United States have agreed to reciprocate.


From out side us


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY PARKING PERMIT BY A CITIZEN (VISITOR STATUS) OF ANOTHER COUNTRY

A copy of the visitor’s current out-of-country parking permit.

Proof of identification such as a passport or comparable identification to verify ownership of the out-of-country parking permit. A Florida driver license or ID card is not required.

FEES: A temporary Permit may be issued up to 6 months: $15.00 regardless of the number of days for which it is issued. No subsequent permit is allowed.

Ali and boyz
05-22-2012, 09:57 AM
we are from the UK so I imagine coming over from Australia would be similar. we were told that disney are ok with us using our UK disabilty badge but outside of that the vehicle would get towed away so not worth the risk.
we have just renewed ours again, you need to email over copy of both sides of your parking permit and passport, it is $15 for each permit

hope this helps,

Please be advised that all correspondence should now be directed to me at sjewell@osceola.org or Holly at hmccommon@osceola.org . We are now handling issuance of temporary parking permits to out of country residents. We look forward to assisting you in your needs. If you are unable to reach us or do not receive a response within 24 hours, please email webinfo@osceola.org or call our main office at (407) 742-4000.


to process a temporary permit for your visit to Florida. in US Funds ($15 for each permit)-- Money order, check, or debit/credit card (American Express, Discover or MasterCard) is acceptable. There is a 2.5 % service fee if using credit or debit card. (If you wish to mail a check or money order, please make payable to Patsy Heffner, CFC)



Unfortunately, we DO NOT accept VISA. If you do not have a MasterCard, Discover or American Express, you may have a friend or family member call our office with card details to make payment. It will be required for them to email or fax authorization to make payment.



(Example of email or fax: “I, Samantha Jewell, authorize payment on my (Discover) ending in 1234 to be made for Holly McCommon permit request”)



Please do not email your credit card details as email correspondence is public record.



Please contact us at (407) 742-3879 or (407) 742-3883 between the hours of 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday with payment details if you wish to pay with credit. If you are unable to reach us directly regarding payment, please call Debbie at (407) 742-3884 or Tina at (407) 742-3880.

disney david
05-22-2012, 09:59 AM
we are from the UK so I imagine coming over from Australia would be similar. we have just renewed ours again, you need to email over copy of both sides of your parking permit and passport, it is $15 for each permit

hope this helps,

Please be advised that all correspondence should now be directed to me at sjewell@osceola.org or Holly at hmccommon@osceola.org . We are now handling issuance of temporary parking permits to out of country residents. We look forward to assisting you in your needs. If you are unable to reach us or do not receive a response within 24 hours, please email webinfo@osceola.org or call our main office at (407) 742-4000.


to process a temporary permit for your visit to Florida. in US Funds ($15 for each permit)-- Money order, check, or debit/credit card (American Express, Discover or MasterCard) is acceptable. There is a 2.5 % service fee if using credit or debit card. (If you wish to mail a check or money order, please make payable to Patsy Heffner, CFC)



Unfortunately, we DO NOT accept VISA. If you do not have a MasterCard, Discover or American Express, you may have a friend or family member call our office with card details to make payment. It will be required for them to email or fax authorization to make payment.



(Example of email or fax: “I, Samantha Jewell, authorize payment on my (Discover) ending in 1234 to be made for Holly McCommon permit request”)



Please do not email your credit card details as email correspondence is public record.



Please contact us at (407) 742-3879 or (407) 742-3883 between the hours of 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday with payment details if you wish to pay with credit. If you are unable to reach us directly regarding payment, please call Debbie at (407) 742-3884 or Tina at (407) 742-3880.


Thank you very much for posting your experience And the info you used to get one that will help the op a lot.