Accessible parking permit

Wheelchair Parking Only signHow to get an accessible parking permit. Vehicles used by people with disabilities need to display the permit to park in an accessible parking space.

Find out if you are eligible to apply for an accessible parking permit.

There are 2 parts to the application form:

  • section A – to be completed by you
  • section B – to be completed by your healthcare practitioner

Follow the steps below to fill an online request form:

  1. complete and print section A of the online request form
  2. print section B of the form and ask your healthcare practitioner to complete it

    A licensed physician, chiropractor, registered nurse practitioner (extended class), physiotherapist, occupational therapist, chiropodist or podiatrist must certify your condition as permanent, subject to change or temporary on the application.

  3. bring the completed sections A and B to a ServiceOntario Centre or mail it to:

    ServiceOntario
    P.O. Box 9800
    Kingston ON K7L 5N8

You can also get an application form at any ServiceOntario Centre.

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Cost

Free

Delivery

3 weeks by mail

Note

You can visit a ServiceOntario centre to get a temporary accessible parking permit valid for 90 days to use until your regular (blue) or short-term (red) accessible parking permit arrives by mail.

 

 

What you need to know

There is no age limit to apply for an accessible parking permit. You can use an accessible parking permit on any vehicle you will be travelling in, even if you do not own a car or have a driver's licence.

Your healthcare practitioner will indicate which of the 5 types of accessible parking permits you are eligible for:

If you have a permanent disability: you can get a permanent permit (blue). It is valid for 5 years and can be renewed without recertification from a health practitioner.

If you have a disability that is considered subject to change: you can get a subject-to-change permit (orange). It is valid for 5 years. To renew this permit you are required to be recertified by a health practitioner.

If you have a short term disability (lasting between 2 months to 1 year): you can get a short term permit (red). This permit is not renewable.

If you are travelling outside Ontario: you can get a traveller’s permit (purple) to park your car in an Ontario airport for up to 1 year while you use your regular permit during your trip.

If you are a company or non-profit organization: you can get a company permit (green) for every vehicle of your company or non-profit organization that is used mainly to transport people with disabilities. It is valid for 5 years and can be renewed.

Apply for or renew a company accessible parking permit

Renew your accessible parking permit

You will need to renew a permanent and subject-to-change accessible parking permit every 5 years. You will receive a renewal notice 3 months before your permit is set to expire.

If your disability is permanent: you don’t need to include more information from your healthcare practitioner. Follow the steps below for renewal and indicate any changes to your personal information in the application.

  1. complete and print section A of the online form
  2. bring section A to a ServiceOntario centre or mail it to:

ServiceOntario
P.O. Box 9800
Kingston ON K7L 5N8

If your disability is subject to change: your healthcare practitioner will need to provide more information in your renewal application. Follow the steps below for renewal and make any changes to your personal information in the application:

  1. complete and print section A of the online form
  2. print section B and ask your health care practitioner to complete it
  3. bring section A and B to a ServiceOntario centre or mail it to:

ServiceOntario
P.O. Box 9800
Kingston ON K7L 5N8

Replace a damaged accessible parking permit

There are 2 steps to replace a damaged accessible parking permit. You can get an application form at any ServiceOntario Centre or you follow the steps below:

  1. complete and print section A of the online form
  2. bring the damaged accessible parking permit with the completed form to a ServiceOntario centre or mail it to:

ServiceOntario
P.O. Box 9800
Kingston ON K7L 5N8

If you can’t return the damaged permit, you need to apply for a lost accessible parking permit.

Replace a stolen accessible parking permit

To replace a stolen accessible parking permit, you can get an application form at any ServiceOntario centre or you can follow the steps below:

  1. complete Part A and print the accessible parking permit application form. Ensure you check the “Replacing Stolen Permit” box
  2. complete Part A and print the replacement declaration form
  3. report the stolen permit to the police using 1 of the following options:
    1. visit your local police services to have Part B of the replacement declaration form completed, or
    2. call your local police services to report your stolen accessible parking permit. You will need to obtain an occurrence number and write it on the replacement declaration form. Note: not all police departments participate in telephone reporting
  4. bring the completed forms to a ServiceOntario centre or mail to:

ServiceOntario
P.O. Box 9800
Kingston ON K7L 5N8

Replace a lost accessible parking permit

To replace a lost accessible parking permit, you can get an application form at any ServiceOntario centre or you can follow the steps below:

  1. complete Part A and print the accessible parking permit application form. Check the “Replacing Lost Permit” box
  2. complete Part A and print the replacement declaration form
  3. bring the completed forms to a ServiceOntario centre or mail to:

ServiceOntario
P.O. Box 9800
Kingston ON K7L 5N8

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Updated: October 31, 2014