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Disabled parking: Temporary

If you have a temporary condition that meets the disabled parking requirements, you can get 1 red placard for up to 6 months.

The placard hangs on the rearview mirror of any vehicle you’re transported in.

Submit your application

Disabled Parking Application for Individuals. Make sure your doctor, physician assistant, or licensed registered nurse practitioner completes and signs the “Physician” section. (We only accept the original, no copies.)

  • By mail:
    Special Plate Unit
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 9043
    Olympia, WA 98507-9099
  • or
  • Take the form to a vehicle licensing office.

Getting your ID card and placard

Your placard 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.

When your placard expires

Your placard is valid for 1–6 months from the date it was issued and isn’t renewable. If you need it longer, you must apply for another temporary placard.

When your placard expires, you may return it to a vehicle licensing office for destruction or mail it to address above.


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