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Disabled Parking Permit Overview

A Disabled Parking Permit may be issued to a Florida resident:

  • with a disability that limits or impairs a person’s ability to walk
  • who is certified as legally blind

The Parking Permit is issued to the disabled person and cannot be used by anyone else.

Permanent Parking Permit (blue)
There is no charge for a permanent permit and it is valid for four years from the date of issuance, expiring on the applicant’s birthday. Renewals are issued for four years. An additional permit may be issued. An application and a Florida driver's license or a Florida ID Card is required unless you have a special exception by a certifying physician.

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Temporary Parking Permit (red)
The fee for a temporary permit is $15.00 and it is valid for six months. A second permit may be issued when the first permit expires. If the application for the second permit is submitted within 12 months of the first permit's issuance, the second permit will be free. An application and a Florida driver's license or Florida ID card is required unless you have a special exception by a certifying physician.

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Out-of-State, Canadian and Foreign Visitors
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Parking Permits for Organizations
Disabled parking permits may be issued to Florida organizations that provide regular transportation services to anyone with disabilities that limit or impair their ability to walk, or who is certified as legally blind. Parking permits are issued for four years and expire June 30th.

How to apply for, renew or replace a disabled parking permit.