WHAT IS a disabled parking placard?
A Disabled Parking Placard Permit is given to those who are eligible to use specially designated parking spots due to a disability or handicap.
Individuals applying for this placard must prove they are eligible for the Handicapped Parking Permit, by having an application form completed by their physician or physical therapist, which they then submit to Richmond Road Registry. This form will indicate if you are to receive a temporary or permanent placard. To qualify, an individual must be unable to walk more than 50 meters. There are three types of placards:
- Blue placards: issued to those with long-term disabilities (valid for five years)
- Blue placards: issued to those with Permanent disabilities (can be self-declared every five years without the medical personnel signature)
- Red placards: issued to those with disabilities that are temporary but will affect them for a period of three to twelve months. Also issued to visitors to Alberta who are in need. (Note: An out-of-province visitor may also use their valid parking placard from their home jurisdiction during their stay in Alberta.)
If parking privileges are abused, your parking placard may be canceled and your parking privileges revoked. Do not allow anyone else to use your parking placard and do not park in marked stalls unless you are exiting the vehicle.
How do you get a disabled parking placard?
Please right-click the button above to download the form and bring it to your doctor.
When you come into Richmond Road Registry, please bring in:
- The form completed by your physician, physiotherapist or occupational therapist
- Government-issued Photo ID that contains your legal name and date of birth
- If you are requesting a placard on behalf of a disabled person for the first time you must have the persons identification card or drivers licence with you. If you are renewing, identification is not required but you must bring an Authorization for Vehicle Services (right-click to save/download) with you.