A Disabled Parking Permit enables one to park their vehicle in a space reserved for persons with disabilities, or in some situations, permission to park in a time-limited space for a longer time, or to park at a meter without payment.

Each state has their own forms and criteria for obtaining a disabled parking permit. Permits may be temporary or permanent in all states.

Some common conditions for obtaining a disabled parking permit include lung disease, heart disease, impaired mobility, vision problems, or loss of hands or legs.


What is the process to apply for a Disabled Parking Permit?

The applicant will have to first see obtain an application from their DMV office, or online. Then they must consult their health care professional to get verification that they are handicapped.


What are the documents required to apply for a Disabled Parking Permit?


To obtain a permit for disabled parking, the only real thing needed is for the medical professional to fill out their section of the form and state why the applicant qualifies for a permit.

  • In California, one must fill out a form and decide if they want a placard or plates. Their medical provider must sign and state why they need the permit. Vehicle license plate information must be included.
  • In New York, an application must be filled out. The medical provider must state the issue that qualifies them for the permit. If the applicant has a driver's license, they must submit that information.
  • Texas has the same process. A medical provider must fill out the reason for disability on the application. If the applicant has a driver's license, they must submit that information.
  • In Ohio, one must fill out a form and decide whether they want to apply for a placard or a license plate. They will need a doctor statement that includes the amount of time it will be needed.

How much does a Disabled Parking Permit cost?

Some states charge a fee for Disabled parking permits , while others do not.

In California permanent permits are free, but temporary permits are $6. New York does not charge for a permit. In Texas, a permanent permit is free, but a temporary permit is $5. In Ohio, there is $5 yearly fee.