How to get a handicap parking permit in North Dakota (ND)

How to obtain a permit
Validity / expiration of permits
Lost, stolen, or damaged placards
Where to hang the placard

Who’s eligible?

A person is eligible to receive a disabled parking placard if he or she

  • uses portable oxygen;
  • has an orthopedic, neurological, or other medical condition that  makes it impossible to walk 200 feet without assistance or rest;
  • is restricted by cardiac, pulmonary, or vascular disease from walking 200 feet without rest; or
  • has a forced expiratory volume of less than 1 liter for 1 second or an arterial oxygen tension of less than 60 millimeter of mercury on room air while at rest and is classified III or IV by standards for cardiac disease set by the American Heart Association.
How to obtain a permit

There are three kinds of permits:

  1. permanent, nonreversible condition (blue),
  2. permanent, reversible condition (blue), or
  3. temporary condition placard (red).

Applicants for each must complete an Application for Mobility-Impaired Parking Permit, which are available at all motor vehicle locations or onlineIt must be signed by the applicant and a chiropractor, physician’s assistant, or advanced practical registered nurse who can certify the applicant’s eligibility for the permit.


There is no fee for permanent (blue) placards. Temporary (red) placards, however, cost $3.00.

Validity/expiration of placards/permits

Permanent placards are valid for 3 years. Temporary placards are issued in 3-month increments.

Renewing placards

Permanent placard holders are mailed a renewal notice before the expiration of their placards. The applicant does not need to contact a medical professional in order to renew the placard, which must be renewed every three years.

Temporary placards are not renewable. Applicants must reapply and obtain a physician’s signature for each reapplication period.

Lost placard/replacement

To replace lost or stolen placards, a written request stating the number of the missing placard and a $3 replacement fee must be sent to the appropriate motor vehicle site location. Applicants may pick up the replacement(s) at any motor vehicle location.

Where to hang the placard/permit

Parking placards must be hung from the rear view mirror of the motor vehicle whenever it occupies a space reserved for the mobility-impaired and is being used by a mobility-impaired person or another person for the purposes of transporting the mobility-impaired person. No part of the placard may be obscured. It must be removed when the vehicle is in operation.


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FAQs about Mobility Impaired Parking Placards

Things You’ll Need

Applicable Fee: $3.00 for a temporary parking permit
Computer with Internet Access: Favorable but not mandatory
Physician Certificate: Physician to certify disability in the application form
Mail Original Documents: Original application to be submitted in person or by mail
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