Who can get an accessible parking permit?

Who can get an accessible parking permit?
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Only people with certain, verified health conditions can get a permit. Only a qualified, regulated health practitioner can confirm a health condition.

What are the ID requirements to get an accessible parking permit?

Your ID must show your legal name, date-of-birth and signature. For example, a driver’s licence or passport fulfills all three criteria. If you do not have one of these documents, you can use multiple forms of ID such as a birth certificate and photo health card.

The lists of acceptable IDs and conditions you can see here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-accessible-parking-permit#section-7

Who can certify a medical condition?

These regulated health practitioners may certify medical conditions:

  • Physician
  • Chiropractor
  • Registered nurse practitioner extended class
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Chiropodist
  • Podiatrist

Is there a fee?

There is no fee for an accessible parking permit.

Can someone apply on another person’s behalf?

Yes, as long as the person applying for the permit has signed the application and provided the required identity documents.

If another person has signed the application on your behalf, a Power of Attorney document must be provided or other court appointed documents which authorizes them to act on your behalf.

If you have signed the application form, a letter of authorization is sufficient. Here are some tips for writing your letter of authorization:

  • The letter must include your name and the person applying on your behalf
  • It must be signed by you and your representative (originals only)
  • The letter must show the date you gave your consent
  • Your information in the letter must match the application form (if different, the application will not be processed)
  • Your representative must show valid identification in addition to your identification

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, January 11, 2016

Source: https://news.ontario.ca/mgs/en/2016/01/new-accessible-parking-permits.html

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