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Hawaii Handicap Parking

Are you eligible for Person with a Disability License Plates and Placards in Hawaii?

A licensed practicing physician has to certify your impaired condition and eligibility requirements. Specifics in addition to the general eligibility guidelines 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
  • Your mobility is limited due to an arthritic, neurological, orthopedic, oncologic, renal or vascular condition

What is the Hawaii application process for Person with a Disability License Plates and Placards?

The Person with a Disability Parking Permit Application (Form PA2) is available by going to your nearest County Department of Motor Vehicles Office or printing the document online.

You and your practicing medical professional just need to complete and sign the application with all required information. When handing in your application, make sure to provide proof of identity.

Application fees for Hawaii Persons with a Disability Permit:

  • Long-Term Placard: No fee
  • Temporary Placard: $12 fee
  • Special License Plate: $5.50 fee

Once you finish this quick application, you will need to go into your local County DMV Office on one of the islands.

How long are Person with Disability License Plates and Placards Valid in Hawaii?

Depending on the Persons with Disabilities License Plate and Placard, temporary placard or long-term plate and placard, the time range and details varies.

  • Temporary Disability:
    valid for 1 to 6 months
  • Long-Term Disability:
    Valid for up to 6 years
    Limited to 1 placard and/or a set of Disabled Persons License Plates

Long-Term Person with a Disability Plates and Placards can be renewed at no cost, while Temporary Placards require a fee of $12, through the State of Hawaii Disability and Communication Access Board.

Complete the Person with a Disability Parking Permit Application (Form PA2) and a copy of your identification and mail to the Disability and Communication Access Board.

  • Disability and Communication Access Board
    919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 101
    Honolulu, HI 96814

Are there Hawaii Disabled Veteran Plates?

In the state of Hawaii, you may obtain Special Military Plates if you provide discharge papers and verification from the Veterans Administration. The plates include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Combat Wounded
  • Purple Heart
  • Former Prisoner of War
  • Combat Veteran

In order to receive the benefits of handicap parking, you have to complete the application and apply just as described earlier.

Can I report Handicap Parking Abuse?

Unfortunately, there are instances where Handicap Parking spaces, plates, and placards are taken advantage of by those who aren’t disabled.

If you notice someone jogging from a Handicap space with no one waiting in the car, there’s a probability they shouldn’t have parked there.

By contacting the police immediately, you can report the abuse. Record the license plate number and a description of what you observed in order to precisely inform authorities what happened.

Where are the County DMV Offices located?

Hawaii’s DMV locations are separated into each county. The County DMV Offices are spread throughout the state and they offer a variety of services, including driver records, registration and title transactions, and license plate renewals, among other things.

If you would like more information, feel free to visit the Division of Motor Vehicles websites:

Honolulu County

  • City Square
    1199 Dillingham Blvd. Driver Licensing A101, Honolulu, HI 96817
    808-532-7730

  • Kapolei
    1000 Ulu'ohi'a Street, Kapolei, HI 96707
    808-768-3100

  • Koolau
    47-388 Hui Iwa Street, Suite 19, Kaneohe, HI 96744
    808-239-6301

  • Wahiawa
    330 North Cane Street, Wahiawa, HI, 96786
    808-768-4054

  • Waianae
    85-670 Farrington Highway, Waianae, HI 96792
    808-768-4222

Hawaii County

  • Hilo
    Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 5, Hilo, HI 96720
    808-961-8351

  • Kailua-Kona
    West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
    808-323-4818

  • Pahoa
    15-2615 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
    808-965-2721

Kauai County

  • Līhu‘e
    4444 Rice Street, Suite A480, Līhu‘e, HI 96766
    808-241-4256

Maui County

  • Hana
    Hana Hwy & Uakea Rd County Public Works Office Hana, Maui, HI 96713
    808-248-7280

  • Kahului
    70 E. Kaahumanu Avenue Suite A-17, Maui Mall Shopping Center Kahului, Maui, HI 96732
    808-270-7363

  • Kihei
    303 East Lipoa Street Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
    808-270-7363

  • Lahaina
    Lahaina Gateway Center, 335 Keawe Street, Suite 209, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
    808-270-7363

  • Lanai
    309 Seventh Street #101 Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
    808-565-7878

  • Molokai
    100 Ailoa Street Mitchell Pauole Center Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
    808-553-3430

  • Pukalani
    91 Pukalani St Hannibal Tavares Community Center Pukalani, Maui, HI 96768
    808-270-7363

Applying for Handicap Plates and Placards can ease your lifestyle if you have a mobile impairment. There are more options out there to ease your life if you have a disability. Filing a Social Security Disability Claim can help with that. Find out if you qualify here.