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Arizona Handicap Parking

Are you eligible for Handicap Parking Placards or Plates in Arizona?

A certified health professional needs to certify your impaired mobility with the eligibility requirements. Specifics that vary from the general eligibility guidelines on the home page include:

  • You can’t walk 200 feet without rest
  • You’re restricted by lung disease, specifically with a forced expiratory volume (FEV) for 1 second, when measured by spirometry, is less than 1 liter or your arterial oxygen tension is less than 60mm/hg at rest
  • You’re severely limited to walk because of an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition.

Organizations that transport disabled individuals, such as nonprofits, can also be eligible to receive disability parking placards or plates.

What is the Arizona application process for Handicap Parking Placards and Plates?

In order to apply, you need to fill out the Disability – Hearing Impaired Plate/Placards Application (Form 90-0104). You can access the application by going to your local Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) Office or printing the document online.

Legal guardians of a disabled person under 18 years old need to sign and provide your relationship to the applicant to receive handicap plates or placards.

If you’re hearing impaired you will need to have an audiologist certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association complete your initial application. You will then receive a special Hearing Impaired Plate to alert law enforcement and emergency vehicles of your condition.

You and doctor just need to complete and sign the application with all necessary information. Once you finish the application, you can either bring it in to your nearest MVD Office or mail it to:

  • Mail Drop 801Z
    Special Plates Unit
    Motor Vehicle Division
    PO Box 2100
    Phoenix, AZ 85001-2100

If you would like to possess a special or personalized plate, you will need to complete the Special Plate Application (Form 96-0143). Any of the special plate options need to be approved by the specified organization.

The Motor Vehicle Division will process your application and if approved, they will mail the plates or plates to your home address.

How long are Handicap Parking Placards and Plates Valid in Arizona?

Depending on the handicap parking permit, temporary or permanent, the time range and policies vary.

  • Temporary Placards:
    Valid for up to 6 months
    If condition continues after 6 months, you must reapply
  • Permanent Placards and Plates:
    Valid for 5 years
    May be renewed

Permanent placards and plates need to be renewed by the expiration date and may be made by completing the Placard Renewal/Replacement Request (Form 40-0112). After finishing the request, either bring it in or mail it to your nearest MVD Office or the Phoenix address listed above. Renewals require a $5 fee.

Are there Arizona Disabled Veteran Plates?

Disabled Veteran License Plates are available for any Arizona resident veteran. Your disabling condition needs to be service-connected as certified by the Department of Veterans Affairs or military service that discharged you.

You will need to complete both the Disability – Hearing Impaired Plate/Placard Application and the Special Plate Application to apply for disabled veteran plates. You may also order the specialty plate online at the Plate Selection portion of the Arizona Department of Transportation website.

Once you receive certification and you complete the applications, you can mail it to:

  • Mail Drop 801Z
    Special Plates Unit
    Motor Vehicle Division
    PO Box 2100
    Phoenix, AZ 85001-2100

There’s a standard fee of $25 and a personalized fee $50 on the veteran plate you select.

After experiencing the benefits of the disabled veteran plate, you just need to renew the plate when specified. Also, you can appreciate the benefits of Social Security Disability after filing a disability claim.

Can I report Handicap Parking Abuse?

There are instances, unfortunately, where handicap parking spaces, permits, and placards are taken advantage of by those who don’t have a disability.

If you happen to see someone easily moving from an empty vehicle in a Handicap space, there’s a possibility they shouldn’t park there.

Notify authorities and/or property owners as soon as you observe a driver abusing a handicapped parking space.

Misusing handicap plates and placards are in violation of Arizona law. Fines and penalties could be charged to the owner or operator of the vehicle. The handicap plate or placard may also be recalled if abused.

Where are the Arizona MVD Field Offices located?

Arizona MVD Field Offices are distributed throughout the state and they offer a variety of services, including vehicle and disability permits, registration and title transactions, and license plate renewals, among other things.

If you would like more information, visit the Arizona Department of Transportation website or call 602-255-0072.

  • Apache Junction
    575 N Idaho Rd, Suite 600, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
    800-251-5866

  • Avondale
    1452 N Eliseo C Felix Jr Way, Avondale, AZ 85323
    800-251-5866

  • Buckeye
    100 N Apache Rd, Buckeye, AZ 85326
    800-251-5866

  • Bullhead City
    1325 Alonas Way, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
    800-251-5866

  • Casa Grande
    240 W Cottonwood Ln, Casa Grande, AZ 85122
    800-251-5866

  • Chandler
    50 S Beck Ave, Chandler, AZ 85226
    800-251-5866

  • Chinle
    Highway 191 Apache Complex, Chinle, AZ 86503
    800-251-5866

  • Clifton
    3-Way Junction Highway 75/78, Clifton, AZ 85533
    800-251-5866

  • Colorado City
    45 S Central, Colorado City, AZ 86021
    800-251-5866

  • Coolidge
    672 N Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, AZ 85128
    800-251-5866

  • Cottonwood
    525 S 12th St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
    800-251-5866

  • Douglas
    2050 N Highway 191, Douglas, AZ 85607
    800-251-5866

  • Flagstaff
    1851 S Milton Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    800-251-5866

  • Glendale
    16380 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85306
    800-251-5866

  • Globe
    Highway 60 MP 2468, Claypool, AZ 85532
    800-251-5866

  • Goodyear
    14370 W Van Buren St, Goodyear, AZ 85338
    800-251-5866

  • Goodyear Permits
    14370 W Van Buren, Goodyear, AZ 85338
    800-251-5866

  • Green Valley
    601 N La Canada Dr Ste 102, Green Valley, AZ 85614
    800-251-5866

  • Holbrook
    2108 E Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025
    800-251-5866

  • Kingman
    3670 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401
    800-251-5866

  • Lake Havasu City
    2081 Spawr Circle, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
    800-251-5866

  • Littlefield
    696 N Highway 91, Beaver Dam, AZ 86432
    800-251-5866

  • Mesa
    1840 S Mesa Dr, Mesa, AZ 85210
    800-251-5866

    4123 E Valley Auto Drv, Mesa, AZ 85206
    800-251-5866

    4123 E Valley Auto Dr, Mesa, AZ 85206
    800-251-5866

  • Nogales
    3030 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621
    800-251-5866

  • Page
    US89 MP 551, Page, AZ 86040
    800-251-5866

  • Parker
    29305 Mutahar St, Parker, AZ 85334
    800-251-5866

  • Payson
    122 East Highway 260 Suite 122, Payson, AZ 85541
    800-251-5866

  • Phoenix
    1801 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85007
    602-255-0072

    20626 N 26th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027
    602-255-0072

    221 E Olympic Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85042
    602-255-0072

    4005 N 51st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031
    602-255-0072

  • Prescott
    1105 Commerce Dr, Prescott, AZ 86305
    800-251-5866

  • Safford
    310 W Main St, Safford, AZ 85546
    800-251-5866

  • San Manuel
    190 N Redington Rd, San Manuel, AZ 85631
    800-251-5866

  • Scottsdale
    7339 E Paradise Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    800-251-5866

  • Show Low
    161 E Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901
    800-251-5866

  • Sierra Vista
    5224 E Charleston Rd, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
    800-251-5866

  • St. Johns
    395 S Washington St, St. Johns, AZ 85936
    800-251-5866

  • Surprise
    13009 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85378
    800-251-5866

  • Teec Nos Pos
    US 160 MP 4652, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
    800-251-5866

  • Tempe
    1703 E Larkspur Ln, Tempe, AZ 85281
    800-251-5866

  • Tuba City
    300 Edgewater Dr, Tuba City, AZ 86045
    800-251-5866

  • Tucson
    621 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85713
    520-629-9808

    621 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85713
    520-629-9808

    1360 S Stocker Dr, Tucson, AZ 85710
    520-629-9808

    7330 N Shannon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741
    520-629-9808

    3565 S Broadmont Dr, Tucson, AZ 85713
    520-629-9808

  • Wickenburg
    472 E Wickenburg Way Ste 104, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
    800-251-5866

  • Window Rock
    Hwy 264 MP 476, Window Rock, AZ 86515
    800-251-5866

  • Winslow
    200 N ADOT Ln, Winslow, AZ 86047
    800-251-5866

  • Yuma
    2165 E Gila Ridge Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365
    800-251-5866

Applying for handicap parking can improve your accessibility, making life a bit easier. There are more options out there to ease your life if you have a disability as well. Filing a Social Security Disability Claim can help with that. Find out if you qualify and learn more here.