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Disability Parking Permits & Plates

If you are a driver with a disability, you can apply for a special permit or a license plate that will allow you to park closer to buildings.


To obtain a disability parking permit or plate, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Cannot walk 200 feet without stopping
  • Cannot walk safely without using a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device.
  • Are restricted by lung disease
  • Use portable oxygen
  • Have a cardiac condition classified by Class III or Class IV according to the standards set by the American Heart Association
  • Are severely limited in your ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition

Please note: If you are a disabled veteran who has a service-related disability but do not meet these requirements, you may obtain Disabled Veteran's Plates w/o Parking Privileges.

How do I get a disability parking permit?

You must bring the Special Disability Parking Permit (form 861) to a qualified health practitioner who will complete and sign the form. You may submit the completed form in person at your local DMV or by mail:

Division of Motor Vehicles
ATTN: Special Disability Parking Permit
1300 W. Benson Blvd., STE 200
Anchorage, AK 99503-3600

How do I get disability plates?

You must apply at your your local DMV. To apply you will bring an application form and supporting documents.

Bring one of the following application forms:

Additionally, you may need to complete and bring the following documents:

  • You must have an Special Disability Parking Permit (form 861) indicating a permanent disability, to apply for any of the disability plates with parking privileges. If you have not already submitted it, please bring it with you.
  • You must submit certification from Veteran's Affairs (VA) stating you have a service-related disability of 50% or more to qualify for a Disabled Veteran's Plate.