Disabled Parking Permits

handicap parking spot

The state of Alaska offers permanent permits, permanent license plates, temporary permits, and disabled veteran license plates to its disabled drivers. Eligibility is determined by various factors; a medical examination is required.

To obtain a disabled parking permit of any kind, you must do the following:

  • Download Form 861
  • Undergo an examination by a licensed medical provider
  • Completely fill out the application
  • Submit the completed application to Auto Tags & Titles in-person or by mail

Disabled Parking Permit Application

You must complete Form 861 (Disability Parking Permit Application) before you can receive a disabled parking permit.

Part two of the form must be completed by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, podiatrist, or chiropractor.

Eligibility for Disabled Drivers

If you meet one or more of these requirements, then you are likely eligible for a disabled driving permit:

  • You can’t walk more than 200 feet without stopping
  • You can’t walk without some form of assistance (e.g. wheelchair, crutches, cane, walker, prosthetic device, or other walking aid)
  • You have a lung disease
  • You use a portable oxygen tank
  • You have a heart condition (Class III or Class IV)
  • You have an arthritic, orthopedic or neurological condition

Temporary driving permits can be granted to drivers experiencing temporary disabilities or injuries. These may include broken limbs, post surgery recuperation, and difficult pregnancies.

A medical examination is required to be eligible for any kind of disabled driving permit.

disabled girl getting into wheelchair from her dar

Types of Disabled Parking Permits

Renewal Process

Alaska is unique from other states in that it requires a new application form and medical examination to renew or replace a disabled parking permit. This applies to any type of the permits and plates listed above.


Fees are $10 for each placard and $15 for a handicap plate. Renewing or duplicating your permit will cost $10.

How to Submit Your Application

Once you’ve completed Form 861, you can drop the original document off in-person or mail it to our office:

Auto Tags & Titles
3811 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK 99517

Frequently Asked Questions

Give us a call!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at our main line: (907) 868-2050 or you can send us an email using our online contact form.