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Did you know that you can use a disabled parking spot when you have heart disease, lung disease, or any other similar illness? If you’ve ever wondered how to get a handicapped parking permit, here’s all the information you need in order to have your own.

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How to Get a Handicapped Parking Permit in Your State?

Since every state has different laws, first you need to contact your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMW). Introduce them to your condition and they will be able to tell whether you are eligible or not. In order to be qualified for a handicapped parking permit, you usually need to be diagnosed with one of the following conditions:

  1. Mobility difficulties
  2. You lost your limb or can’t use your legs
  3. Lung and heart disease
  4. Vision problems, etc.

Eligibility rules vary from state to state, but these are the most common conditions.

Once you are sure you can obtain the permit, visit your doctor in order get a note that certifies your disability. Afterwards, fill in the form at the DMW and submit it either in person or online. Also, have in mind that some states charge for obtaining a handicapped parking permit, while some don’t. At the end, always be careful to renew the permit on time.

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Parking Permit for Temporary Disability

There is also such thing as a parking permit for temporary disabilities. Perhaps you underwent a surgery recently and you are not able to move properly for some time. Contact the DMW in your state and see how you can obtain the permit. The process shouldn’t be much different than obtaining a regular handicapped parking permit. These permits cannot usually be extended and are valid for the period of six months (or until the date that your doctor suggested).

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