How to get a handicap parking permit in Hawaii (HI)
If a person has one of the following conditions, then he/she is eligible to receive a parking permit:
- Cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest due to a diagnosed arthritic, neurological, orthopedic, renal, vascular or oncological condition;
- Cannot walk without the use of or assistance from a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair or other assistive device;
- Restricted breathing due to lung disease to such an extent that the forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for 1 second (when measured by spirometry) is less than 1 liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg on room air at rest;
- Uses portable oxygen; or
- A cardiac condition to the extent that functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to American Heart Association standards.
How to obtain a permit
Applicants must provide proof of identity and have their disability certified by a physician holding a license to practice in the state; certifications from naturopathic physicians (NDs) are allowed.
There is no fee to be paid for a permanent disability parking placard, but there is a $12.00 fee to obtain a temporary disability parking placard. A second temporary disability parking placard is available for $12.00.
Validity/expiration of placards/permits
A permanent disability parking placard is valid for at least 6 years, while a temporary disability parking placard is valid for 1 to 6 months.
Renewing your permit/placard
Permanent placards must be renewed every 6 years. Applicants can apply up to 60 days before the expiration date and submit the Person With a Disability Parking Permit Application to the issuing agency by mail. The application must contain certification of your disability by a licensed physician with a license to practice in the state.
Where to hang the placard/permit
The placard must be displayed on the rearview mirror when the vehicle is stationary but removed when the vehicle is in motion.
Things You’ll Need
|Applicable Fee: $12.00 for a temporary placard|
|Computer with Internet Access: Favorable but not mandatory|
|Physician Certificate: Physician to certify disability in the application form|
|Mail Original Documents: Original application along with proof of identity to be submitted in person or by mail|