handicap permit information by state

Handicap Parking Permits


Parents and primary caretakers of children with significant developmental disabilities may be eligible for disability placards, allowing them to park in handicapped parking spaces. These parking spaces are more convenient and closer to the entrance to the doctor’s office, the supermarket’s front doors, the movie theater, etc. Criteria, although similar, are determined individually from state to state.

Common criteria include:

  • Sight impairment; blindness
  • Does not have use of a limb, in particular an arm
  • Cannot walk without assistance or use of assistive device, such as a brace, crutch, etc.
  • Breathing restriction because of lung disease; uses portable oxygen
  • Functional limitations due to cardiac condition