Disabled parking permits are available from state Departments of Motor Vehicles or Departments of Licensing. These permits require an application, which is available from a DMV office or website. Each state has its own rules and regulations for disabled parking permits. Information and applications are also available at DMV.org.
Common conditions that may qualify a person for a disabled parking permit include lung disease, heart disease and physical limitations of the arms and legs. Other qualifying conditions may include vision problems, sensitivity to light, and needing an oxygen tank. A person whose disability is not permanent may qualify for a temporary permit. The DMV normally requires a doctor or other health-care professional to verify the disability.