If eligible, you can apply to have an accessible parking spot on your street. You can apply in a few different ways either by mail or online.
Keep in mind:
- Having a handicapped or disabled veteran plate doesn’t guarantee your eligibility.
- If you do get a parking space, other handicapped drivers are allowed to park there too.
- Learn the Rules and regulations of having handicapped parking spot.
Step 1) Requirements
You may be eligible for an accessible parking spot if:
- You are a full-time, year-round resident of Providence (you can apply whether you rent or own your home)
- You have a disability that will last at least one year and severely limits your ability to walk
- You have a valid Disabled License Plate, Disabled Veteran Plate, or a Disabled Parking Placard from the Division of Motor Vehicles,
- You live in either in a:
- Multi-family building.
- Single-family home with no driveway or off-street parking at all.
- Single-family home and your driveway causes a true hardship to use for parking, such as:
- Steep slope
- Extremely uneven ground
- The driveway is significantly far away from an entrance to your home
Step 2) What you will need:
- The completed Residential Disability Parking Request Form.
- A photocopy of a handicap placard issued to the applicant by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Step 3) Send us your documents
Via mail or email to:
City of Providence
Department of Public Works
700 Allens Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Telephone (voice): 401-680-7573
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