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Iowa Handicap Parking

Are you eligible for Handicap Parking Plates and Placards in Iowa?

A licensed medical professional has to verify your impaired mobility and eligibility requirements in writing. Details that differ from the general eligibility guidelines include:

  • You can’t walk 200 feet without rest
  • You have severe lung disease, with forced expiratory volume for 1 second, when measured by spirometry, is less than 1 liter
  • You are extremely limited in mobility because of an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition

Organizations that provide transportation to disabled individuals may also apply for disability parking privileges.

If someone visits Iowa from another state and possess handicap privileges from said state, he or she will be able to park in handicap parking spaces.

What is the Iowa application process for Disability Parking Plates, Placards and Stickers?

You can get the Application for Persons with Disability Parking Permit for Iowa Residents (Form 411055) by going to your nearest County Treasurer’s Office or printing the document online.>

You will need to obtain and provide a medical statement from your physician, chiropractor, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner on letterhead stationary stating your mobile impairment.

Once you obtain your medical statement and finish the application, you can bring it in to your nearest Iowa Office of Vehicle Services or mail it to:

  • Office of Vehicle Services
    Iowa Department of Transportation

    PO Box 9278
    Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9278

If you’re applying for disability stickers, you will have to visit an Office of Vehicle Services. If you would like to obtain disability license plates, they are available at a County Treasurer’s Office.

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

Depending on if you possess a plate, placard or sticker, the validity of the disability access varies.

  • Plate:
    • Valid for one year with self-certification of vehicle owner or child
  • Windshield Placard:
    • Temporary placards are valid for 6 months, or unless otherwise specified by doctor
    • Permanent placards don’t expire
  • Sticker:
    • Valid for as long as vehicle registration is current

Iowa disability plates just need to be renewed by the expiration date listed and require no fee.

Are there Iowa Disabled Veteran Plates?

Disabled Veteran Plates are available for any Iowa resident veteran that has been provided a vehicle by the United States government under provisions of Sections 1901 and 1903, Title 38 of US Code.

Once you receive the certification, you can submit it to the County Treasurer’s Office, where you reside and the vehicle was registered. The office will notify you when the plates are ready.

Your current plates will need to be exchanged for the new plates once they are ready for use.

After experiencing the benefits of the Iowa Disabled Veteran License Plate, you need to renew the plate by the expiration date. Similarly, you can appreciate the benefits of Social Security Disability after filing a claim.

Can I report Handicap Parking Abuse?

Unfortunately, there are instances where individuals who aren’t eligible for handicap parking and don’t have a mobility impairment misuse handicap parking spaces, plates, and placards.

If an individual parks in a handicap parking space and is able to walk freely without struggle to a destination, there’s a chance they shouldn’t have be parking there.

Parking in handicap parking spaces without the proper license plate, placard or sticker may result in a $200 fine.

In addition, failure to return removable placards, stickers or plates after expiration could also result in a fine up to $200. As well as providing false information on your initial application, you could receive a civil fine of $300 and your disability parking eligibility could be withdrawn.

You can report handicap parking abuse by filing a police report and notifying you’re the Iowa Department of Transportation immediately.

Where are the Iowa Offices of Vehicle Services located?

Iowa Offices of Vehicle Services are scattered throughout the state and they offer a variety of services, including driver license services, disabled parking permits, registration and title transactions, license plate renewals, road tests, among other things.

If you would like more information, feel free to visit the Iowa Department of Transportation website, call 515-237-3110 or email vehser@dot.iowa.gov.

The office locations below are separated by county.

  • Adair
    400 Public Square, Greenfield, IA 50849
    641-743-2312

  • Adams
    500 9th St, Corning, IA 50841
    641-322-3210

  • Allamakee
    110 Allamakee St, Waukon, IA 52172
    563-568-3793

  • Appanoose
    201 N 12th St, Centerville, IA 52544
    641-856-3097

  • Audubon
    318 Leroy St #5, Audubon, IA 50025
    712-563-2293

  • Belle Plaine
    1309 5th Ave, Belle Plaine, IA 52208
    319-472-2439

  • Benton
    111 E 4th St, Vinton, IA 52349
    319-472-2439

  • Black Hawk
    2060 Crossroads Center, Waterloo, IA 50702
    319-833-3013

  • Boone
    201 State St, Boone, IA 50036
    515-433-0512

  • Bremer
    415 E Bremer Ave, Waverly, IA 50677
    319-352-0164

  • Buchanan
    210 5th Ave NE, Independence, IA 50644
    319-334-2005

  • Buena Vista
    215 E 5th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588
    712-749-2534

  • Butler
    428 6th St, Allison, IA 50602
    319-267-2774

  • Calhoun
    416 4th St Ste 2, Rockwell City, IA 50579
    712-297-7152

  • Carroll
    114 E 6th St, Carroll, IA 51401
    712-792-1200

  • Cass
    5 W 7th St, Atlantic, IA 50022
    712-243-2975

  • Cedar
    400 Cedar St, Tipton, IA 52772
    563-886-2557

  • Cerro Gordo
    220 North Washington Ave, Mason City, IA 50401
    641-421-3127

  • Cherokee
    520 W Main St, Cherokee, IA 51012
    712-225-6741

  • Chickasaw
    8 E Prospect St, New Hampton, IA 50659
    641-394-2107

  • Clarke
    100 S Main, Osceola, IA 50213
    641-342-3311

  • Clay
    300 West 4th St, Spencer, IA 51301
    712-262-2179

  • Clayton
    111 High St NE, Elkader, IA 52043
    563-245-1807

  • Clinton
    1900 North Third St, Clinton, IA 52732
    563-244-0573

  • Crawford
    1202 Broadway Ste 7, Denison, IA 51442
    712-263-2178

  • Dallas
    918 Court St Ste A, Adel, IA 50003
    515-993-5812

  • Davis
    100 Courthouse Square, Bloomfield, IA 52537
    641-664-2155

  • Decatur
    207 N Main St, Leon, IA 50144
    641-446-4321

  • Delaware
    200 301 E Main St, Manchester, IA 52057
    563-927-2845

  • Des Moines
    513 N Main St, Burlington, IA 52601
    319-753-8273

  • Dickinson
    1802 Hill Ave Ste 1101, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
    712-336-1205

  • Dyersville
    340 1st Ave E, Dyervsille, IA 52040
    563-589-4450

  • Eldora
    1215 Edgington Ave, Eldora, IA 50627
    641-939-8226

  • Emmet
    609 1 Ave N Ste 8, Estherville, IA 51334
    712-362-5679

  • Fayette
    114 N Vine St, West Union, IA 52175
    563-422-3787

  • Floyd
    101 S Main St Ste 303, Charles City, IA 50616
    641-257-6135

  • Fort Madison
    933 Ave H, Fort Madison, IA 52627
    319-372-3405

  • Franklin
    12 1st Ave NW, Hampton, IA 50441
    641-456-5678

  • Fremont
    506 Filmore St, Sidney, IA 51652
    712-374-2344

  • Greene
    114 N Chestnut, Jefferson, IA 50129
    515-386-5675

  • Grundy
    706 G Ave, Grundy Center, IA 50638
    319-824-3132

  • Guthrie
    200 N 5th St, Guthrie Center, IA 50115
    641-747-3414

  • Hamilton
    2300 Superior St Ste 7, Webster City, IA 50595
    515-832-9540

  • Hancock
    855 State St, Garner, IA 50438
    641-923-3341

  • Harrison
    111 N 2nd Ave Ste 7, Logan, IA 51546
    712-644-2144

  • Henry
    100 E Washington St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
    319-385-0764

  • Howard
    137 N Elm St, Cresco, IA 52136
    563-547-9211

  • Humboldt
    203 Main St, Dakota City, IA 50529
    515-332-1681

  • Ida
    401 Moorehead St, Ida Grove, IA 51445
    712-364-2625

  • Iowa
    901 Court Ave, Marengo, IA 52301
    319-642-3371

  • Jackson
    201 West Platt St, Maquoketa, IA 52060
    563-652-5649

  • Jasper
    101 1st St N, Newton, IA 50208
    641-792-6115

  • Jefferson
    Court & Briggs, Fairfield, IA 52556
    641-472-2340

  • Johnson
    913 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52244
    319-356-6091

  • Jones
    500 W Main St Room 106, Anamosa, IA 52205
    319-462-3559

  • Keokuk
    101 S Main, Sigourney, IA 52591
    641-622-2777

  • Kossuth
    114 W State St, Algona, IA 50511
    515-295-7402

  • Linn
    935 2nd St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    319-892-5500

  • Louisa
    117 S Main, Wapello, IA 52653
    319-523-4453

  • Lucas
    916 Braden Ave, Chariton, IA 50049
    641-774-5213

  • Lyon
    206 S Second Ave, Rock Rapids, IA 51246
    712-472-8509

  • Madison
    112 N John Wayne Dr, Winterset, IA 50273
    515-462-1542

  • Mahaska
    106 South First St, Oskaloosa, IA 52577
    641-673-9521

  • Marion
    214 E Main St, Knoxville, IA 50138
    641-828-2202

  • Marshall
    1 East Main St, Marshalltown, IA 50158
    641-754-6360

  • Mills
    418 Sharp St, Glenwood, IA 51534
    712-527-1508

  • Mitchell
    117 Plaza Lane, Osage, IA 50461
    641-832-3940

  • Monona
    610 Iowa Ave, Onawa, IA 51040
    712-433-2347

  • Monroe
    10 Benton Ave E, Albia, IA 52531
    641-932-5011

  • Montgomery
    105 Coolbaugh St, Red Oak, IA 51566
    712-623-3292

  • Muscatine
    414 W 3rd St Ste 102, Muscatine, IA 52761
    563-263-6764

  • O’Brien
    155 S Hayes Ave, Primghar, IA 51245
    712-957-4185

  • Osceolac
    300 7th St, Sibley, IA 51249
    712-754-3217

  • Page
    112 E Main, Clarinda, IA 51632
    712-542-5310

  • Palo Alto
    1010 Broadway, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
    712-852-3844

  • Plymouth
    215 4th Ave SE, Le Mars, IA 51031
    712-546-7078

  • Pocahontas
    99 Court Square, Pocahontas, IA 50574
    712-335-4334

  • Polk
    111 Court Ave Room 154, Des Moines, IA 50309
    515-286-3030

  • Pottawattamie
    227 South 6th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
    712-328-5631

  • Poweshiek
    302 E Main St, Montezuma, IA 50171
    641-623-2137

  • Ringgold
    109 W Madison Ste 200, Mount Ayr, IA 50854
    641-464-3230

  • Sac
    100 NW State St, Sac City, IA 50583
    712-662-7273

  • Scott
    600 W 4th St, Davenport, IA 52801
    563-326-8664

  • Shelby
    612 Court St, Harlan, IA 51537
    712-755-5898

  • Sioux
    104 1st St SE, Orange City, IA 51041
    712-737-2222

  • Story
    900 6th St, Nevada, IA 50201
    515-382-7340

  • Tama
    104 West State, Toledo, IA 52342
    641-484-3141

  • Taylor
    405 Jefferson St-Ste 2, Bedford, IA 50833
    712-523-2088

  • Union
    300 N Pine St, Creston, IA 50801
    641-782-1710

  • Van Buren
    404 Dodge St, Keosauqua, IA 52565
    319-293-3450

  • Wapello
    101 West Fourth ST, Ottumwa, IA 52501
    641-683-4636

  • Warren
    301 N Buxton Ste 102, Indianola, IA 50125
    515-961-1111

  • Washington
    222 W Main St, Washington, IA 52353
    319-653-7724

  • Wayne
    100 N Lafayette, Corydon, IA 50060
    641-872-2515

  • Webster
    703 Central Ave, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
    515-573-2731

  • Winnebago
    126 S Clark Ste 4, Forest City, IA 50436
    641-585-4430

  • Winneshiek
    201 W Main St, Decorah, IA 52101
    563-382-3753

  • Woodbury
    822 Douglas St Ste 102, Sioux City, IA 51101
    712-279-6500

  • Worth
    822 Central Ave, Northwood, IA 50459
    641-324-2942

  • Wright
    115 N Main St, Clarion, IA 50525
    515-532-2691

Applying for Handicap Parking Plates and Placards can ease your lifestyle. No doubt. There are more options out there to benefit your life with disability. And filing a Social Security Disability Claim can help you out with that. Find out if you qualify and learn more here.