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    The Department of Transportation (NDDOT) issues handicapped license plates and permits under the term "mobility impaired."

    Before applying, make sure you fit at least one of the following criteria:

    • You require the assistance of portable oxygen.
    • Due to cardiac, pulmonary or vascular disease you cannot walk more than 200 feet without rest.
    • You have a forced expiratory volume of less than one liter per second, or an arterial oxygen tension of less than 60 millimeters of mercury on room air while at rest and your condition is classified III or IV by standards of cardiac disease set by the American Heart Association.
    • You cannot walk more than 200 feet without assistance or rest due to an orthopedic or neurological medical condition.

    How to Apply

    To apply for a mobility-impaired license plate or a permit to be hung from your vehicle's rearview mirror, you must complete a Mobility Impaired Parking Permit Application; those forms can be picked up at any motor vehicle location or online. Be sure to have your physician complete the back of this application before returning to the motor vehicle location to submit.

    Permits are free but license plates require a $5 fee.

    Depending on your circumstance (such as a broken leg, surgery recovery) you can also apply for a temporary permit. To do so, complete the Mobility Impaired Parking Permit Application and include a check for $3. Your temporary permit will be valid for 3 months.

    Mail the application and all appropriate fees to the address on the application.

    Traveling Out of State

    The state does not issue travel parking placards to visitors or tourists. Only North Dakota residents can apply by completing a Mobility Impaired Parking Permit Application.

    The state does, however, honor parking placards from other states and nations. So if you're traveling from neighboring Canada, for example, with a valid mobility-impaired placard you can park in designated handicap spots without fear of being ticketed or towed.

    To find out whether another state will honor your North Dakota disability parking placard or license plates, refer to our Drivers with Disabilities section for the state you will be visiting.

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