Get Your Disabled Parking Permit Online In Arkansas

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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Qualifying Conditions For A Disabled Parking Placard In Arkansas

If you’re living in Arkansas, you know that this beautiful midwestern state is famous for its hot springs, agriculture, and lakes. But to best enjoy all the state has to offer as a disabled driver, it helps if you can use accessible parking.

How do you get a disabled parking permit in Arkansas? As with most states, the process is luckily very straightforward, whether you need a disabled parking placard on a permanent or temporary basis.

The first step is working out if you’re eligible for a disability permit, which will allow you to legally park in any handicapped parking space throughout the state. Here’s a guide to help you understand which conditions qualify, plus how you can apply.

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What are the qualifying conditions for a disabled parking placard in Arkansas?

To qualify for a disabled permit, drivers must either have a disability or be a carer or driver for someone with a disability. In most cases, a caregiver can drive a car and park in a disabled space, as long as they have the disabled passenger in the vehicle and clearly display their placard.

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration sets out the qualifying conditions for drivers in the state. To be eligible for a permit, you (or your passenger) must meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • Unable to walk more than 100 feet without needing to stop and rest
  • Unable to walk without a walking aid, such as crutches, a cane, a brace, a wheelchair, a prosthetic device, or the help of another person
  • Require use of a portable oxygen device
  • A Class III or Class IV cardiac condition, as categorized by the American Heart Association, or another chronic heart condition
  • Limited lung capacity due to lung disease
  • Amputation
  • A genetic condition that impacts your ability to walk
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • A spinal cord injury
  • Spina bifida
  • Any other health condition that causes impaired mobility, as specified by a medical professional

Note that military veterans are also able to qualify for Disabled Veteran Specialty Plates, which allows drivers who are disabled as a result of their service to park in disabled spaces. Your local Veterans Administration can help you apply.

How do I know if I’m eligible?

Unsure if your disability is eligible? In that case, the best thing you can do is talk to a health professional, such as your family doctor or specialist, or arrange a telehealth consultation.

Because the state of Arkansas requires medical approval for all disability permits, you’ll need to have a chat with a doctor anyway as part of the application process.

What if my health condition is only temporary?

The state of Arkansas offers both permanent and temporary parking placards. For those with a permanent disability, a permanent placard is valid for up to four years before it needs to be renewed.

However, drivers who are temporarily disabled or injured, such as someone recovering from surgery or an accident, can apply for a temporary placard, which is valid for up to three months.

If you still need assistance after three months, you can reapply for a new placard. Both permanent and temporary placards are free, so you won’t need to pay an application fee.

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How do I apply for my Arkansas disabled parking permit?

Once you’re ready to get started, download a copy of the Arkansas disability placard form. This is officially called the Application for Persons with a Disability License Plates (Form 10-366).

As the driver, you’ll need to make an appointment with a medical professional to complete part of the form on your behalf. This is required to ensure all applicants have a genuine need for a disability permit. Don’t worry though, as this process shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Essentially, the doctor has to specify which medical condition you have, then they’ll have to sign and date the form.

After your application is complete, you can send it in by mail or in person at any Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicles. You’ll also need to show proof of identification, which can include your Social Security number or your Arkansas license or state ID card.

You can learn more about the Arkansas handicap placard application process here.

Where can I park with my new disabled parking placard?

After you’ve obtained your new placard, you’re ready to go! All you need to do is ensure you display your placard on your rear-view mirror when parked. Arkansas disabled parking laws state that you can park in any disabled space as long as your placard is displayed. The placard is only for yourself, so you can’t loan it out to friends or family – fines apply for improper use.

If you or a loved one have any questions about the application process, we are here to help! Get in touch today.

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