New car decals for people with communication impairments available

Published 5:00 pm Monday, February 8, 2021

New vehicle tag decals and window decals are available for residents who have a limited ability to communicate with law enforcement.

Residents who have a limited or impaired ability to communicate can apply for the decals at a county tax assessor’s office. The application form has to be filled out by a licensed Mississippi physician or psychologist that indicates that the person applying, their child, parent or spouse has a medical condition that would make it difficult for them to communicate with law enforcement.

The impairment must be something that will last for at least five years.

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The decals are blue and have the words “communication impediment.”

Pearl River County’s tax office has received no requests for the decal yet, and are not expecting a huge demand for them, but the decals are available, said Marlie Anderson, a bookkeeper in the local tax office.

The law creating the decals went into effect Jan. 1.