In most states, it is easy to apply for and receive a Handicapped parking permit which allows you to park close to entrances.
In most areas, you do not need to be a driver or a registered owner of a vehicle to get a permit.
Contact your state's Department of Motor Vehicles to determine:
- Eligibility requirements
- What you need to verify eligibility (such as a letter from your doctor)
- How often you have to prove eligibility or otherwise renew the permit
- The cost of the permit.
You can find contact information for your state's Department of Motor Vehicles at www.dmv.org
NOTE: If you do not appear to be physically handicapped, prepare an answer in case an obnoxious person questions why you park in a Handicapped parking space when you look healthy.