Handicap parking permit guide

Have you ever wondered how to get a handicap parking permit in your state? Under federal law, anyone with a wide range of challenges is entitled to accessible parking. This can include people who are in recovery from short-term injuries or illnesses, and are eligible for temporary handicap parking permits. The process for obtaining the all-important disabled parking permit can vary from state to state, though.

accessible parking sign

Getting a disabled parking placard doesn’t need to be scary – and it’s surprisingly easy. Photo from thedarkthing.

The first step is typically to talk to your doctor. Your general practitioner will be deeply familiar with your state’s standards and your own disabling condition or conditions – he or she may even have your state’s forms handy.

Nonetheless, these laws change and can be difficult to understand to begin with. To make life easier for people with disabilities, we’ve assembled a guide for getting a handicap parking permit for all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C.

Clicking on the state below will take you to a page that will walk you through the process. If available, we’ve included a link to an online version of any relevant forms.