To qualify for disability parking plates or placards
(sometimes incorrectly referred to as “handicapped stickers” or “handicapped hangtags”) in Louisiana an
applicant must meet one of the following requirements and submit a $3 fee:
- Needing to rest after walking 200 feet or less
- Needing assistance walking, including help from
another person, a walker, a cane, a wheelchair, crutches, braces, or prosthetic
- Restriction caused by lung disease and/or
needing portable oxygen
- Class III or Class IV functional limitations due
to a cardiac condition as set forth by the American Heart Association, or
- Being diagnosed with any disease or disorder
that causes mobility impairment
You can seek either plates or a placard by completing and sending
in Louisiana’s application
for disability parking identification. You may also apply at your local OMV.
Types of Disability Access Parking Plates and Placards
Placards and Plates. Disabled placards and plates are valid for a maximum of four
Placards. These are valid for a maximum of one year and renewable for an
Abusing Disabled Parking Privileges
First violation for unauthorized use of a parking space reserved
for the handicapped in Louisiana will result in a fine of two hundred
seventy-five dollars. A subsequent violation shall be punished by a fine of
five hundred dollars.
Out of state
Louisiana recognizes out-of-state disability permits.
However, not all states may recognize Louisiana disability permits.