Get Your Disabled Parking Permit Online In Arkansas

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The Arkansas disability placard application process is simple to navigate and user-friendly. But can you get your disabled parking permit online in Arkansas? Let’s find out…

How To Get Your Disabled Parking Permit Online In Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration is the organization responsible for providing disabled parking permits to residents of Arkansas. You can complete most of the Arkansas disabled parking permit application process online. You can download the application form instead of picking it up in-person, and you can also have your medical consultation online at a telemedicine clinic such as Dr. Handicap.

What Types Of Disability Parking Permits Are Available in Arkansas?

Arkansas offers the following types of disabled parking permits:

  • Permanent disabled parking placard
  • Permanent disabled parking license plate
  • Temporary disabled parking placard
  • Disabled parking motorcycle license plate
  • Organization disabled parking permit (for organizations that transport disabled people)
  • Disabled Veterans license plate (for people who have disabilities that are military service-related)
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What Are the Qualifying Conditions For An Arkansas Disabled Parking Permit?

A person will qualify for an Arkansas disabled parking permit if they have any of the following disabilities:

  • They cannot walk one hundred (100) feet without stopping to rest
  • They cannot walk without the use of or assistance from a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device
  • They are restricted by lung disease to such an extent that their forced respiratory expiratory volume for one (1) second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one (1) liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty (60) mm/hg on room air at rest
  • They use portable oxygen
  • They have a cardiac condition to the extent that their functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to standards set by the American Heart Association
  • They have a spinal cord injury
  • They have a genetic ambulatory disorder
  • They have an amputation
  • They have spina bifida
  • They have multiple sclerosis
  • They have chronic heart disease
  • They have any other permanent medical condition that substantially impacts their mobility

What Medical Professionals Can Certify An Application For Disabled Parking In Arkansas?

Only a state-licensed physician can certify an application for a disabled parking permit in Arkansas.

How Do I Apply For Disabled Parking In Arkansas?

So, how do I get a disabled placard in Arkansas? The first step is to have a video consultation with a licensed physician using a telemedicine clinic such as Dr. Handicap. Once the examining physician certifies your disability, they will sign an application form and email it to you.

You will then need to complete the application form and submit it along with proof of identity (Social Security number, Arkansas driver’s license number, Arkansas state ID card number) and any necessary payment in person at any AR revenue office, or by mail to:

Department of Finance and Administration
Special License Unit
P.O. Box 1272
Little Rock, AR 72203

How Much Does An Arkansas Disabled Parking Permit Cost?

Permanent and temporary disabled parking placards in Arkansas are free. Disabled parking license plates cost the standard registration fee.

When Does An Arkansas Disability Placard Expire?

A permanent Arkansas disabled parking placard expires four years from the last day of the month in which it was issued. A temporary placard expires three months from the last day of the month in which it was issued.

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How Do I Renew My Arkansas Disabled Parking Permit?

You renew an Arkansas disabled parking permit by submitting a new application form to the Department of Finance and Administration. Permanent disabled permit-holders do not need to provide new medical certification to renew. Temporary permits cannot be renewed. This means a new temporary permit must be applied for and new medical certification is required.

Arkansas Disabled Parking Rules And Regulations

  • Arkansas disabled permits are valid in all US states and several foreign countries
  • Holders of disabled permits from all US states can use Arkansas disabled parking infrastructure
  • Disabled permit holders can park in any designated disabled parking space in Arkansas
  • Disabled placards must be clearly visible hung from the rearview mirror when a vehicle is parked
  • A vehicle can only park in a disabled space when the disabled parking permit-holder is traveling in the vehicle
  • It is illegal for permit holders to park in any spaces that are reserved for commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles, or areas signposted “No Parking”

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