Secretary of State
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.
Permanent disability parking placards
A first-time permanent disability parking placard may be obtained by making an appointment at any Secretary of State office. 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.
Temporary disability parking 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.
> 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