A disabled parking placard, otherwise known as a parking placard for people with disabilities, allows a person to use the handicap/disability parking stalls. These stalls are closer to the entrances of public buildings and can be found as designated street parking in some areas. A disabled parking placard is meant specifically for individuals who cannot walk 50 metres (as determined by a medical doctor). Anyone individual within those guidelines is eligible for a parking placard for persons with disabilities.
There are 3 types of disability parking placards. The type you are eligible to receive will depend upon the information that your doctor provides when filling out the application.
- a temporary placard, issued for between 3 and 12 months
- a long-term placard, issued for 5 years
- a permanent placard that can be renewed every 5 years by the client without additional medical certification
You may have a maximum of one disabled parking placard for each vehicle registered in your name. Albertans with disabilities who do not own a registered vehicle are still eligible for a placard that can be be used when others are driving them. Visitors from other provinces are also eligible to apply for a short-term disabled parking placard.
The parking placards are issued to individuals who provide proper proof that they meet the requirements. You can download the Handicap Placard Application Form and take it to a certified medical professional to fill out. Forms are available online, here, and are also available in our office. When the form is complete, return to our office with your driver’s licence or other government-issued photo ID.
We can issue the parking placard on the spot and the cost is $9.
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