Disability Plates and Placards

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A person with a qualifying disability is eligible for a disability license plate or a temporary or permanent disability parking placard. To obtain a disability plate or placard, Michigan law requires that people be blind or have any condition that significantly limits their ability to walk or requires a wheelchair, walker, crutch or other assistive device.

A person may have both a disability license plate and a placard. Free parking is provided only to vehicles displaying a disability placard with a yellow free-parking sticker. The requirements for obtaining a free-parking sticker are more narrowly defined than for a disability license plate or placard. NOTE: Green placards, issued to organizations, aren't eligible for the free-parking sticker.


Disability license plates

If you have a qualifying disability or live with someone who does, you may apply for a disability license plate. To be eligible for a disability license plate, the condition must be permanent.

Request a disability plate

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Permanent disability parking placards

A first-time permanent disability parking placard may be obtained at any Secretary of State office. Appointments provide expedited service but are not required for first-time placards. Disability parking placards are limited to one per person. Permanent disability placards are valid for four years and are issued to individuals whose condition is not expected to improve. 

Make an appointment for a permanent disability parking placard

Learn more about permanent placards and renewing


Temporary disability parking placards

A first-time temporary disability parking placard may be obtained at any Secretary of State office. Appointments provide expedited service but are not required for first-time placards. Temporary disability placards are valid from one to six months and are issued to individuals whose condition is expected to improve. Green parking placards, issued to organizations that transport disabled individuals, are valid for four years.

Make an appointment to obtain a temporary disability parking placard 

Learn more about temporary placards

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Related Links

Request a disability plate 
Learn more about disability plates 

Make an appointment for a permanent disability parking placard 
Learn more about permanent placards and renewing 

Make an appointment to obtain a temporary disability parking placard 
Learn more about temporary placards 
Application for disability license plates 

Disability Parking Brochure