To qualify for disability parking plates or placards
(sometimes referred to as “handicapped
stickers or hangtags”) in Maine an applicant must meet one of the following requirements:
- Cannot walk two hundred feet without stopping to
- Cannot walk without the use of, or assistance
from another person or the use of a brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device,
wheelchair, or other assistive device.
- Is restricted by lung disease to such an extent
that the person’s forced expiratory volume for one second, whenmeasured by
spirometry, is less than one liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than
sixty m/hg on room air at rest.
- Uses portable oxygen.
- Has a cardiac condition to the extent that the
person’s functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or
Class IV according to the standards set by the American Heart Association.
- Is severely limited in their ability to walk due
to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition.
- Is recovering from childbirth: TEMPORARY PLACARD
ONLY either as result of Cesarean delivery – valid for 1 week following receipt
of application; or for the birth of a preterm infant, (permit not to exceed 6
You can seek either plates or a placard by sending in
for disability parking identification. You may also apply at your local
Types of Disability Access Parking Plates and Placards
Placards and Plates. Disabled placards are only valid for a maximum of four
Placards. These are valid for a maximum of six months.
Abusing Disabled Parking Privileges
Unauthorized use of a parking space reserved for the
handicapped in Maine will result in a $100.00 fine, and the vehicle will be
towed at the owner's expense without notification on the first violation and
every subsequent violation thereafter. The warning-ticket-tow policy does not
apply to this violation.
Out of state
Maine recognizes out-of-state disability permits. However,
not all states may recognize Maine disability permits.