Any person with severe visual, audio, or physical impairment, including partial paralysis, lower limb amputation, chronic heart condition, emphysema, arthritis, rheumatism, or other debilitating condition which limits or impairs mobility, qualifies for an accessible parking placard. Additionally, any agency who transports person with disablities as part of its service also qualifies for a placard for each vehicle used in discharging those services.
For application, Section .1 of the Application for Disabled Persons Special Parking Permit (opens in PDF) must be completed and signed by the applicant. If a licensed physician has completed Section 3, the form need not be notarized. If the applicant already has a license plate for a person with a disability pursuant to KRS 186.041 or 186.042, or if we can clearly determine that the applicant is disabled, Section 3 need not be signed by a physician. In this case, the form must be notarized. A notary is available in the clerk’s office for an additional fee.
If a qualified agency or organization is seeking a parking placard, they must include the name of the agency or organization, number of vehicles being used to transport disabled persons, a statement on agency letterhead from the director of the agency or organization explaining the need for the handicap parking placard, and license plate numbers of all vehicles using the placard.
Parking permits are valid for six (6) years from the date of issue. A temporary placard can be requested and will be issued for six (6) months (for a temporary disability due to surgery, broken bone, etc.) and can only be renewed once.