To qualify for a disability parking plates or placards
(sometimes referred to as a “handicapped sticker”) in Wisconsin, the applicant
must meet one of the conditions described below and must obtain a licensed
physician’s certification prior to the initial issuance of disability access placards.
Wisconsin requires that the applicant:
- Cannot walk 200 feet or more without stopping to
- Cannot walk without the use of, or assistance
from, another person or brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, wheelchair or
other assistance device.
- Is restricted by lung disease to the extent that
forced expiratory volume for one second when measured by spirometry is less
than one liter or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg on room air
- Uses portable oxygen.
- Has a cardiac condition to the extent that
functional limitations are classified in severity as class III or IV, according
to standards accepted by the American Heart Association.
severely limited in the ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological or
You can seek either plates or a placard by sending in
Wisconsin’s application for disability parking
identification. Mail to WisDOT. Special Plates Unit – DIS ID,
P.O. Box 7306, Madison, WI 53707-7306.
Types of Disability Access Parking Plates and Placards
Wisconsin issues placards and license plates for:
Disabled Person Parking Permit – valid for four years
Disabled Person Parking Permit -- A temporary permit is valid for the
length of time the physician deems necessary, not to exceed 6 months.
Abusing Disabled Parking Privileges
Any person who
violates handicapped parking violations is fined $214.50. This includes those
who use someone else’s permit for their personal use.
Out of state
Wisconsin recognizes out-of-state disability permits.