Disabled parking eligibility

Find out if you're eligible to use disabled parking and how to apply or renew a disabled parking permit.

Who determines if you qualify

A licensed physician, physician assistant, or registered nurse practitioner must determine if you qualify for disabled parking.

Types of conditions that qualify

You may receive disabled parking privileges if you have a disability that meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • You can't walk 200 feet without stopping to rest.
  • Your ability to walk is severely limited due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition.
  • You can't walk without the use of a brace, cane, prosthetic device, another assistive device, or assistance from another person.
  • You can't walk and use a wheelchair to get around.
  • You're legally blind and have limited mobility.
  • You use portable oxygen.
  • You're restricted by lung disease to an extent that forced expiratory respiratory volume measured by spirometry is less than 1 liter/second or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg on room air at rest.
  • You're impaired by cardiovascular disease or a cardiac condition and your functional limitations are classified as Class III or IV under standards accepted by the American Heart Association.
  • You have a disability caused by an acute sensitivity to automobile emissions which limits or impairs your ability to walk. Your healthcare provider must document that the disability is comparable in severity to the others listed above.
  • You have acute sensitivity to light associated with a form of porphyria that would significantly benefit from a decrease in exposure to light. Porphyria refers to a group of inheritable metabolic disorders in which exposure to light can result in burning, blistering, swelling, and scarring of the skin.

How to apply and renew

Learn how to get or renew the type of disabled parking permit you need:

  • Permanent (for individuals with a permanent disability)
  • Temporary (for individuals with a temporary disability)
  • Organizational (for organizations that transport individuals with disabilities)

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-902-3770
(TTY: Call 711)
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