The Wounded Warrior Placard is coming to a DMV near you at the start of the New Year. Please review the rules carefully as not all veterans rated at 50% or more will be eligible: Oregon Veterans who qualify for a disabled parking permit and have a service-connected disability that is VA-rated at 50 percent or greater may apply for the new Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placard from the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Driver and Motor Vehicles division (DMV). The Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placard exempts the driver from paying fees in public parking areas with metered parking. It also enables veterans to park in time-limited spaces for longer than the posted limit (except in zones that are designated 30 minutes or less). There is no fee for the placard. See the DMV website at https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/driverid/disparking.aspx or visit DMV field offices starting January 2. With the completed form, veterans must also submit a copy of their benefit summary letter (also known as the “tax abatement letter”) from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, confirming their service-connected disability rating of 50 percent or greater. This is a letter that is mailed annually to all disabled veterans. It comes in a bright green envelope. If a veteran needs a copy of this letter, they can log into vets.gov or eBenefits to download one immediately, or they may request a copy from their local county veteran service office or VA regional office. DMV-related questions may be directed to (503) 945-5000 or (503) 299-9999 (Portland Metro Area). For more information about Oregon disabled parking permits, visit the DMV website at https://www.oregondmv.com.

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