Individuals who have a disability that restricts their ability to walk may qualify for a disability placard or license plate. There are a variety of qualifying disabilities such as: Inability to walk more than 200 feet without having to stop and rest; use of wheelchair, walker, crutch; lung disease, etc. The disability placard and license plate display the international wheelchair access symbol and allow you to park in any designated disability parking space.
Permanent disability placards are blue and are issued for a qualifying disability that is permanent. This means there is no medical expectation the condition will improve. Permanent placards are valid for four years from the holder's next birthday. Temporary disability placards are red and are issued for a qualifying disability that is medically expected to improve over the next six months. Temporary placards are valid for up to six months. If a medical condition has not improved within that time, a new application must be completed.