To qualify for disability parking plates or placards
(sometimes incorrectly referred to as
“handicapped stickers”) in Nebraska, the applicant must be characterized as having a disability by a
licensed physician who certifies an individual's disability. The patient must
have one or more of the following conditions to qualify:
- Visual impairment which limits personal mobility
and results in an inability to travel unassisted more than two hundred (200)
feet without the use of a wheel chair, crutch, walker, prosthetic, orthotic or
other assistant device.
- Physical impairment which limits personal
mobility and results in an inability to travel unassisted more than two hundred
(200) feet without the use of a wheel chair, crutch, walker, prosthetic,
orthotic or other assistant device.
- Respiratory problems which limit personal mobility.
- A cardiac condition to extent that his or her
functional limitations are classified in severity as being Class III or Class
IV, according to standards set by the American Heart Association.
- Permanent loss of all, or substantially all, the
use of one or more limbs.The physician must also certify whether a patient's
condition is subject to change and, if so, the length of time the disability is
expected to last.
You can seek either plates or a placard by sending in Nebraska’s application for
disability parking identification. You may also apply at your local DMV.
Types of Disability Access Parking Plates and Placards
Once an application is processed the permit is mailed to the
applicant by the Department of Motor Vehicles, that is either:
- Permanent Permit – issued to persons
with a handicap or disability determined by their medical professional to be a
permanent medical condition. Expiration of a permanent permit is on the last
day of the month of the applicant’s birthday in the sixth (6th) year following
- Temporary Permit – issued to persons
with a handicap or disability expected by their medical professional to limit
their mobility no longer than one (1) year. expiration of a temporary permit is
determined by the recovery date indicated by the medical professional. Permits
are issued for three (3) or six (6) months.
Abusing Disabled Parking Privileges
Current law caps the fine at $150 for a first offense, $300
for a second offense and $500 for a third or subsequent offense within a
Out of state
Nebraska recognizes out-of-state disability permits.
However, not all states may recognize Nebraska disability permits.