How Do You Renew Your Alaska Handicap Parking Placard Online?

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Alaska handicap parking permit renewal is a simple and quick process. Most of the necessary steps can be completed online. So how do you renew your Alaska handicap parking placard online?

Today, we’ll outline how to renew an AK disabled parking permit.

How Does Alaska Handicap Placard Renewal Online Work?

Most of the steps required to renew your Alaska handicap parking placard can be completed online. Any necessary medical consultation can be completed via video call using a telemedicine clinic such as Dr. Handicap. You can download the application form from the Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles website.

What Types Of Handicap Parking Permits Are Available In Alaska?

You can get the following types of handicap parking permits in Alaska:

  • Permanent disabled parking placard
  • Permanent disabled parking license plates
  • Temporary disabled parking placard
  • Organization disabled parking permit
  • Disabled Veterans license plates (this requires certification from Veteran’s Affairs stating that your disability is at least 50% military service-related)
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Do All Types Of Alaska Handicap Parking Permits Need To Be Renewed?

Yes, all types of Alaska handicap parking permits expire and must then be renewed.

  • Temporary disabled placards are valid for up to six months.
  • Permanent disabled license plates and placards are valid for five years.

The month of expiry is printed on each permit. Permits expire on the last day of the month of expiration.

How Do You Renew Your Alaska Handicap Parking Placard Online?

So, how do I renew my handicap placard in Alaska? Unlike in most states, when you renew your Alaska handicap permit you must send a completely new application form that has been certified by a medical professional. The first step when renewing your permit is to have a video consultation with a state-licensed medical professional. This can be done at the Dr. Handicap online clinic.

Once your disability has been recertified, the medical professional will complete the relevant sections of an application form and email it to you within one working day.

When you receive the application form, you should complete it and submit it to the Alaska DMV, either in person at your local DMV office or by mail to:

State of Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles

ATTN: Disability Permit

1300 W. Benson Blvd, Suite 200

Anchorage, AK 99503

How Much Does It Cost To Renew Your Alaska Handicap Parking Placard Online?

It is free to renew all types of Alaska handicap parking permits. Renewing your primary set of disabled parking license plates is free. Additional sets of plates, or plates for a commercial vehicle, cost a $100 registration fee.

What Are The Qualifying Conditions For An Alaska Handicap Parking Permit?

The qualifying conditions for a disabled parking permit in Alaska are:

  • An inability to walk 200 feet without stopping
  • An inability to walk safely without using a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or another assistive device.
  • Lung disease
  • Portable oxygen tank usage
  • A cardiac condition classified by Class III or Class IV according to the standards set by the American Heart Association
  • A severely limited in ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition
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Who Can Certify An Application For A Handicap Parking Permit In Alaska?

Applications for disabled parking in Alaska can be certified by any of the following state-licensed medical professionals:

  • Licensed Alaskan physician
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physician assistant
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Podiatrist

Where Are Alaska Handicap Parking Placards Valid?

Alaska handicap parking placards are recognized in:

  • All US states
  • All US overseas territories
  • Mexico
  • Canada
  • UK
  • EU
  • Switzerland
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Handicap parking permits from all of these jurisdictions are also recognized in Alaska.

Alaska Disabled Parking Rules

  • Disabled parking permit holders are entitled to park in any designated disabled parking space in Alaska. Spaces are signposted with blue signs showing the International Symbol of Access.
  • In some jurisdictions in Alaska, disabled permit holders can park in metered parking spaces for free for unlimited time.
  • Permit holders are not entitled to park in any areas that are signposted as “No Parking”, or reserved for emergency vehicles or commercial vehicles.
  • Alaska handicap parking placards should be hung from the rearview mirror of your vehicle when you are parked and stowed away while your vehicle is in motion.

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