The Vehicle Licensing Bureau (Misrad HaRishui) issues disabled parking permits to help those with limited mobility
People with disabilities may receive a disabled parking permit for two vehicles provided that both of them are used by the applicant
One of the vehicles is eligible for a reduced license fee(of only 27 NIS)
A disabled parking permit which has been permanently approved, is automatically renewed every 8 years and is sent to the home of those who are eligible.

Vehicles with disabled parking permits may park in areas designated for the disabled and in places where parking is not normally permitted, when certain conditions established by the Handicapped Parking Law are met; primarily that traffic is not disturbed.

  • One can get one parking permit for two vehicles, if both are used to transport the handicapped person including two vehicles not owned by the handicapped person, but they use regularly.
  • According to the law, the permit may only be used if the person with disabilities is in the vehicle (as a driver or passenger).
  • In many cases, vehicles with disabled parking permits may park for free on sidewalks marked in blue and white. Due to the fact that this is not a national regulation, the specifics should be checked with each local authority. (For example, according to the Haifa, Tel Aviv and Beersheva call centers, this is the case in those jurisdictions.)
  • According to the law, someone with a disabled parking permit may park for free in public pay parking if the only accessible approach to a public place is through that parking area.
  • A vehicle with a disabled parking tag featuring the symbol of a wheelchair may drive in the lane designated for public transportation as long as the person with disabilities is in the vehicle.
  • Parking permits are issued in a hard casing. When parking, the permit must be placed on the left front window of the vehicle or the driver's side window such that it can be seen clearly.
  • A parking permit for the permanently disabled is valid for eight years. A few weeks before the permit expires, it will be renewed automatically by the Licensing Bureau (Misrad HaRishui) and sent to the permit holder's home, without any need to go to the Licensing Bureau in person.

Validation of a license number with a disabled parking permit

  • Beginning 15.04.2018, the parking permit tags are issued without the license numbers of the vehicles (it is written on the tag that the vehicle details are listed in the Transportation Authority).
  • Parking lot owners and local authorities (as well as the general public) are able to see which license plat numbers are registered in the system. The system is updated every night.
  • To see the database of cars with disabled parking permits visit the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety Website.

Types of Permits

  • Types of permits issued to those who are eligible.
    • A blue badge with the symbol of a wheelchair - for the handicapped requiring a wheelchair or vehicle traffic due to their limited mobility.
    • A tag with a green triangle symbol - for those who are disabled but not confined to a wheelchair.
    • Both types (the blue wheelchair icon and the green icon) that has a flower on it - for disabled IDF veterans.
  • The disabled parking law makes no distinction between the different types of tags.
  • According to section 71a-1 Traffic Ordinance (New Version) vehicles with a wheelchair symbol may travel in the lane for public transport when the person with a disability is in the vehicle.

Who is eligible?

  • A request for a disabled parking permit can be submitted by someone suffering from an illness, or several illnesses that make walking difficult, someone for whom movement is dangerous to his/her health, or someone who is home-bound. The request is based on the most updated medical reports.
  • According to section 1 of disabled parking law holders of a Certificate of Blindness/Visual Impairment are eligible for a disabled parking permit, or with confirmation from a qualifying doctor that they meet on of the following conditions:
    • Individuals for whom medical disability has been established as at least 60% and for whom mobility without a vehicle is liable to negatively impact his/her health
    • Individuals with limited walking capabilities who require a wheelchair for mobility purposes
    • Individuals with disabilities in need of a vehicle as a means of transportation because of disability in their legs
  • For more information about the medical criteria for disabled parking permit eligibility, see the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety website.
Any person who wishes to establish (general) medical disability from the National Insurance Institute without making a claim for a disability pension can apply to the Tax Authority and be examined by the Income Tax Exemption Medical Committee.
For example: A man who has suffered an illness that results in disability after reaching retirement age and can not submit a claim for disability pension due to his age, but wishes to receive benefits granted due to medical disability (that are not conditional on receipt of a disability pension).

How to claim it?

You must have all of the following documentation when requesting a disabled parking permit:

  1. Disabled vehicle permit request and vehicle registration exemption form
  2. Photocopy of identification card (teudat zehut) + attachment (sefach)
  3. Photocopy of vehicle registrations
  4. A letter sign by the applicant indicating the number of tags requested (up to two vehicles).
  • People with limited mobility of all ages, who have approval from the Ministry of Health before 67 years of age, should include the approval of the Ministry of Health.
  • Those who do not have limited mobility approval from the Ministry of Health, must submit up-to-date and detailed medical documentation from a specialist doctor(s) indicating their mobility capacity. It is advisable to keep copies all documents, as the documents will not be returned to the sender do not send discs and X-rays.
  • For details of additional documentation required in accordance with specific disabilities see the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety website.

Cases in which approval from relevant government bodies are required

  • IDF disabled veterans - Applicants must make sure that there is approval from the Ministry of Defense (the approval should be transferred automatically to the Vehicle Licensing Bureau (Misrad HaRishui)'s system)
    • Blind individuals - Applicants must make sure that there is approval from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services (the approval should be transferred automatically to the Vehicle Licensing Bureau (Misrad HaRishui)'s system)
    • Victims of hostile acts - Applicants must bring approval from the National Insurance Institute (Hostile Actions Casualties Department) that they are disabled and that mobility without a vehicle is liable to be hazardous to their health

Documentation that must be attached if the applicant is not the vehicle owner

  • If the vehicle is registered under the name of the applicant’s parent/child/spouse/sibiling: Copies of the identification card (teudat zehut) + attachment (sefach) of the applicant and the car’s owner in order to prove their familial relationship.
    • If the vehicle is registered under the name of a non-married partner: Copies of the identification card (teudat zehut) + attachment (sefach) of both partners as well as a contract/marriage agreement/financial agreement/declaration from a lawyer or court, showing that the couple live together and conduct their house as a couple.
    • If the vehicle is registered to who is not an immediate relative of the applicant (such as in-laws or friends): an affidavit from the applicant and an affidavit from the vehicle owner signed by a lawyer indicating that the vehicle is used by the applicant.
  • If the vehicle is registered to a guardian: Guardian appointment order with a court stamp.
  • If the vehicle is registered under the name of a company: Confirmation with the company logo and stamp (example) stating that the vehicle is designated for the use of the applicant. The confirmation should include the disabled's details and the vehicle's license number.
  • If the vehicle is registered under a leasing company: Confirmation from the leasing company that the vehicle is for the personal use of the disabled applicant, including the company's stamp, logo, and number (example). The confirmation should include the disabled's details and the vehicle's license number.
  • A vehicle purchased from a privately financed leasing company:
    • A lease agreement with the applicant with the logo of the leasing company, the vehicle number and the disabled's details.
    • The leasing company logos and stamp, indicating that the vehicle was purchased in a private deal from date X to date Y. The confirmation should include the vehicle license number and the disabled's details (name and ID number).
    • Photocopy of the applicant's identification card (teudat zehut) + attachment (sefach)
  • If the vehicle is used as a taxi: a lease agreement signed by a lawyer.
  • A vehicle belonging to an organization used to transport the disabled:
    • Formal approval from the Register of Association of Non-Profits or other relevant official bodies that are organizations aimed at assistance or transportation facilities.
      • Deposition signed in front of an attorney that the vehicle is designed to transport the disabled and that the use of the tag will only be used when transporting disabled people.

Submitting and Tracking Progress of the Request

  • The application form along with the documents should be submitted made online.
  • The application and all relevant documents and certificates should be scanned into one PDF file.
  • The request for a disabled parking permit tag should be taken care of in approximately 30 days.
  • It is recommended to keep up to date on the status of the request, at least three weeks after submission, through the National Information Center - Human Response, which is available in Hebrew, Arabic, and Russian.
Call center for inquiries: 1-222-56-78 or *5678
Hours of operation: Sunday-Thursday 07:00-20:00
Friday and Holiday Eves 07:00-13:00
  • If the request has been approved and completed but the tag does not arrive in the mail, you should contact the tag delivery center by calling 08-994-9700.
  • Tags issued to those with permanent disability are valid for 8 years. Toward the end of the period, a new one will be sent without needing to go to the Vehicle Licensing Bureau.

Reduced registration fee

  • One of the vehicles is entitled to an exemption from the licensing fee (payment of only a 27 NIS reduced fee) on condition that the car is registered on the disabled person's name, the name of his/her spouse or the name of his/her legal guardian.
  • For more information see Reduced License Fee for Disabled Parking Permit Holders
  • Application for the exemption is submitted on the application form for a disabled parking permit.

Application for an additional permit in various cases.

  • In the event that a permit was lost, stolen or the vehicle with the permit has been replaced, complete an application for issuing a permit in the case of loss/theft/ return of a disabled car tag. If the vehicle was disabled for any reason (after an accident, vehicle license deposit, downloading of mobile safety, etc.) for a period exceeding one month, when the vehicle is returned, the permit holder must notify the licensing authority to be issued a new tag.
  • In the event where a replacement car or a second vehicle has been added, fill out an application to issue a permit in the case of replacement of the vehicle/ or adding a vehicle
  • Send the relevant form to the Mobility Impaired Care Unit, the Public Affairs Center in Holon, PO Box 72, 58100.
  • The request can also be submitted online. The request form and relevant documents and approvals should be scanned into one PDF file to submit.
  • In urgent cases, contact the licensing office directly.
  • In case a valid parking tag owner bought a new car directly from the importer, the importer will send the details of the new vehicle licensing office for the issue of an updated parking tag.
    • If the parking tag includes a single vehicle, the tag will be sent via e-Israel Importer within two weeks according to the Interior Ministry's latest address. There is no need to reach or contact the licensing office.
    • If the parking tag includes two vehicles, apply in writing to the licensing office Mobility Impaired care unit, and note which of the two vehicles associated with the parking tag is replaced by a new vehicle.
  • To renew an expired tag (a tag that has not been confirmed permanently and thus would automatically be renewed after eight years), one needs to repeat the process of obtaining the tag. To avoid delays, the process should be started 90 days prior to the end of the validity of the tag.


  • If a permit request has been denied, you may appeal within 90 days from the date of the rejection.
  • The denial of a request may only be re-appealed one year after the date of the last decision.

Please note

  • Disabled permits for two vehicles may be granted, provided it is proven that both are used to transport the person with disabilities.
  • The vehicle can be registered under the names of the child's parents. There is no need to register the vehicle under the child's name.
  • A person with disabilities wishing to sell their car must contact the Vehicle Licensing Bureau with the buyer in order to transfer ownership.
  • If you do not have private parking, check whether the local authority allows for marking a disabled parking area near the home of a person with disabilities. The option for this specially marked area is usually given only for the physically disabled (so it is generally not valid for autism, etc.).

International Parking Permit

  • As of 02.07.2006, the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety no longer issues international disabled parking permits.
  • Until the matter is legally and internationally regulated, it is possible to apply privately to a notary to translate the disabled parking tag (and any other relevant document) into the language of the destination country. The translated documents may be submitted to the law enforcement agencies in the target country, to find out what rights they confer.
  • For more information and for alternatives, see the Access Israel website.

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