A Guide To Disabled Parking In Arizona
Applying for and using a disabled parking permit in Arizona is relatively easy. As with most things in life, there are of course a few rules and regulations to be aware of, including the qualifying conditions one requires to be awarded a permit in the first place. Rest assured, though, that since the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, the law is most definitely on your side. This Act is a civil rights law that prohibits any kind of discrimination based on disability. Handicap parking rules do vary somewhat from state to state, but it’s generally only the smaller details that are inconsistent. For disabled parking in Arizona, regulations are governed by Chapter 28, Section 3, Article 14 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS). We’ll take a look at some of the regulations here, covering everything from how to get a disabled parking permit in Arizona to what you need to know in order to correctly use your Arizona handicap parking permit.
First up – do you qualify? There are several conditions that qualify you for a disabled parking permit in Arizona. These include reduced or loss of mobility, the use of a prosthetic limb, limited vision, and lung or cardiac issues. You can find further details of these qualifications here; also be sure to check with your local DMV office for any differences or variations that exist.
If you think you may qualify, applying for an Arizona disabled parking permit is simple. You can do it online with us, from the comfort of your own home. We offer a consultation via telemedicine, which can be carried out with one of our many Arizona-based licensed practitioners. They will ask you questions about your medical health and history and will need access to your medical records in order to assess whether or not you would qualify for an Arizona handicap parking permit. You needn’t have any concerns about privacy, as Dr. Handicap is fully compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Our expert will guide and advise you through the whole process, including filling out your application form and submitting it to your local DMV office. If you’re approved, you will get your Arizona disabled parking permit in no time at all. And there’s more good news: if, for any reason, you are not awarded a handicap parking permit, we will refund 100% of your money.
An Arizona handicap parking permit is available in two different formats: a placard or license plates. The latter must be affixed securely to your vehicle and the former needs to be clearly displayed within your car, either by hanging it from the rearview mirror or placing it on the dashboard. Failure to display your placard – even if you can prove that it’s actually in the car somewhere – could result in a fine.
There are different types of disabled parking permit in Arizona, some temporary and some permanent. Your qualifying condition or conditions will determine which one is right for you. It’s worth pointing out that every Arizona handicap parking permit has an expiration date – even the permanent ones. You must renew your permit at your local Arizona DMV office, preferably prior to it expiring, to save yourself having to go through the whole application process again and possibly even paying a fine.
Let’s take a look at some of the specific regulations for disabled parking in Arizona. Firstly (it’s obvious enough, but worth pointing out!), your Arizona disabled parking permit allows you to park in designated parking spots that bear the universal handicap sign. This is a blue square overlaid with an image of a person in a wheelchair, and is also known as the International Symbol of Access. This sign may be painted on the actual parking spot, or it could be on a sign in front of the parking area. You may also be entitled to park for free at a parking meter, for the normal time allowed at said parking meter. It’s also sometimes possible to pay for your allotted time at a parking meter and then have an extra hour for free. This is generally the case in Arizona, but each city has its own regulations regarding metered parking, so you should familiarize yourself with the relevant rules. If you’re not from Arizona, but are intending to visit one day from your own state, it’s good to know that if you own a disabled parking permit from another state, it will be recognized in Arizona – thus allowing you to avail of the same handicap parking privileges as if you were a local permit holder.
Hopefully this brief guide to disabled parking in Arizona has been of some help to you. Remember to check out further details at your local DMV office. Still have a few questions about disabled parking permits in general? You may find the answers here.