Disabled parking: Permanent

If you’re permanently disabled and meet the disabled parking requirements, you may choose an option below:

  • 1-2 blue placards: Hangs on rearview mirror of any vehicle you’re transported in.
  • 1 blue placard and 1 set of disabled parking license plates.
  • 1 blue placard and 1 disabled parking tab (year only):
    • You can use the disabled parking tab with special design plates or personalized plates.
    • You can’t use the disabled parking tab with:
      • Regular (mountain) background plates
      • Disabled parking plates
      • Exempt plates (for state or publicly-owned vehicles.)
      • Collector Vehicle plates
      • Horseless Carriage plates
      • Rideshare plates

Note: You must be the registered owner of the vehicle that has permanent plates or tabs.

Initial cost for plates. Vehicle registration or renewal fees will apply each year.

Type Fee
Disabled parking plates $32.75
Placards Free
Disabled parking tab and decal $13.75

Submit your application (and payment if needed)

Disabled Parking Application for Individuals. Make sure your doctor, physician assistant, or licensed registered nurse practitioner completes and signs the “Healthcare provider” section. They will also give you an original, signed prescription to submit with your application. (We can only accept the original, no copies)

  • By mail to:
    Special Plate Unit
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 9909
    Olympia, WA 98507

Getting your ID card, placards, plates, or tabs

Your placards, plates, or tabs will be sent as soon as your application is processed.

"Individual with Disabilities Parking Privilege" ID card will be mailed separately in 2–3 weeks. Keep it in your wallet or purse. You must provide it to law enforcement when requested.

Renew your plates yearly

You must renew your vehicle tabs and registration each year.

Renew your disabled parking privilege every 5 years

We will send you a renewal notice 45 days before the expiration date.

Have your doctor fill out "Healthcare provider" section and provide you with a new original, signed prescription.

If your privilege has expired more than 31 days ago, you’ll need to start over.

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