Disabled Placards


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Disabled Placards

Alberta Disabled PlacardA parking placard and/or disabled licence plate enables those with the greatest needs to use specially designated parking facilities. The placards are issued to individuals who provide proof of eligibility under this program. An applicant requesting plates must either have the vehicle(s) registered in the name of the person with the disability or be a joint owner on the vehicle registration.

To apply for a placard, an application form: must be completed by your physician, physiotherapist or occupational therapist and submitted.

To qualify, an individual must be unable to walk more than 50 metres.

There are three types of placards:

  • Blue placards, which can be issued to those with long-term disabilities and are valid for five years
  • Blue placards, which can be issued to those with Permanent disabilities that can be self-declared every five years without the medical personnel signature
  • Red placards, which can be issued to those with disabilities that are temporary in nature, but will affect them for a period of three to twelve monthsNote: A visitor in need may use their valid (non-expired) parking placard from their home jurisdiction during their vacation or visit to Alberta.

A visitor in need, without an existing placard, may apply for a temporary red placard for the duration of their visit. Visitors will be considered for a parking placard and should contact a registry agent for more information.

Additional information and program highlights are available on the Service Alberta website.