In all states, individuals can obtain handicapped parking placards and permits by filling out an application and filing it with the DMV. A doctor or other medical professional must authorize this application, but it is not the same as a written prescription for medication.
The process for obtaining a handicapped parking placard may vary slightly from state to state to state, but generally there are three steps to complete. First, applicants obtain forms from the DMV and fill out the personal information section with data about themselves and their vehicles. Next, they present the form to a medical professional for authorization. Finally, they submit the authorized form along with a small fee to the DMV and receive their placards.