Qualifying Conditions For A Disabled Parking Placard In Michigan

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Today we’re here to talk about the qualifying conditions for a disabled parking placard in Michigan. We’ll also answer some important questions such as: what types of handicap parking permits are available in Michigan? How do I get a disability placard in the state of Michigan? And who can certify a disability parking placard application in Michigan?

Read on to learn all you need to know.

What Types Of Handicap Parking Permits Are Available In Michigan?

Michigan disabled parking permits are issued by the Michigan Department of State.

The following types of disabled parking permits are available:

  • Permanent disability parking placard (blue)
  • Temporary disability parking placard (red)
  • Organizational disability parking placard (green)
  • Michigan disability license plate
  • Disability license plate
  • Free parking sticker
  • Disabled Veterans license plate
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Qualifying Conditions For A Disabled Parking Placard In Michigan

So, what qualifies you for a disability placard in Michigan? The qualifying conditions for a disabled parking permit in Michigan are as follows:

  • Blindness
  • An inability to walk 200 feet without needing to stop to rest
  • An inability to walk without the use of or assistance from a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive devices
  • Lung disease that restricts to such an extent that forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one liter or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 MM/HG on room air at rest
  • A heart condition which is classified in severity as Class III or Class IV, according to the standards set by the American Heart Association
  • A severely limited ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition
  • Portable oxygen usage

Qualifying Conditions For A Michigan Free Parking Sticker

A person will qualify for a free parking sticker if:

  • They cannot insert coins or tokens in a parking meter or cannot accept a ticket from a parking lot machine due to a lack of fine motor control of both hands
  • They cannot reach above their head to a height of 42 inches from the ground, due to a lack of finger, hand, or upper extremity strength or mobility
  • They cannot approach a parking meter due to use of a wheelchair or other ambulatory device
  • They cannot walk more than twenty feet due to an orthopedic, cardiovascular, or lung condition in which the degree of debilitation is so severe that it almost completely impedes the patient’s ability to walk

A person’s eligibility for free parking must be certified by a medical professional on their disabled parking application form.

Who Qualifies For A Disabled License Plate In Michigan?

You will qualify for a disabled license plate in Michigan if you have one or more of the above qualifying conditions and if a medical professional has certified you to be long-term disabled.

How Do I Get A Disability Placard In The State Of Michigan?

You can get a Michigan disabled parking permit by first having a consultation with a medical professional at the Dr. Handicap online clinic. The medical professional will verify your suitability and then sign an application form which they will email to you to complete.

Once you have completed the form, you can submit it to any Secretary of State branch office in person or mail to:

Michigan Department of State      
Special Services Branch
PO Box 30764
Lansing, MI 48918

Who Can Certify A Disability Parking Placard Application in Michigan?

The following types of state-licensed medical professionals are qualified to certify an application for disabled parking in Michigan:

  • Licensed physician
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Chiropractor
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physical therapist
  • Optometrist
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How Long Are Handicap Parking Permits Valid In Michigan?

Permanent and organizational Michigan disabled parking permits are valid for four years. Temporary permits are valid for up to six months.

How Do You Renew A Handicap Parking Permit In Michigan?

You can renew your Michigan disabled parking permit by submitting a new application form. This can be done by mail, in-person, or online. Only renewal applications for permanent permits can be submitted online.

When renewing a temporary placard, it is necessary to include a new medical professional certification. This is not necessary when renewing a permanent permit.

Are Disabled Parking Placards Free In Michigan?

Yes, all types of disabled parking placards are free in Michigan!

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