If you are have trouble walking more than 50 meters, you may be eligible for a disabled parking placard. A disabled parking placard enables those with the most need to park in specially designated parking facilities. To request a placard speak with your medical practitioner or contact Registrations Are Us for an application form.
There Are Three Types of Placards
- Blue placards, which can be issued to those with long-term disabilities and are valid for five years
- Blue placards, which can be issued to those with Permanent disabilities that can be self-declared every five years without the medical personnel signature
- Red placards, which can be issued to those with disabilities that are temporary in nature, but will affect them for a period of three to twelve months (Note: A visitor in need may use their valid (non-expired) parking placard from their home jurisdiction during their vacation or visit to Alberta.)
What You Need To Apply For a Parking Placard
- A completed Parking Placards for Persons with Disabilities application. The completed form must be signed by a physician, physiotherapist, or occupational therapist. This states you are entitled to disabled privileges
- One piece of acceptable personal identification or support document
Unable To Apply In Person?
If you have never held an Alberta Operator’s licence or been entered into the Alberta Registries System, the person applying on your behalf will also require 2 items of your personal identification; i.e. birth certificate, passport, citizenship card, and one item that shows your proof of residency – utility bill, land title document, etc.
Disabled Non-Residents Visiting Alberta
- Can use a valid parking placard from their home jurisdiction
- Contact us for additional information
For additional information visit:
Parking placards for persons with disabilities
FIA Guide for the Disabled Traveller
Get information on using your disability placard when traveling within Canada and overseas.
Review the FIA Guide for the Disabled Traveller
Lazy is not a disability
We hear lots of excuses:
- I was only running in for a minute
- The parking lot was full
- I didn’t see the sign
- It was raining
But the truth is, there is no good reason to illegally park in an accessible stall. It’s an excuse!