Residents with a temporary disability can visit the New Trier Township office to be issued a temporary disability parking placard. Temporary placards are issued to persons with a temporary disability and are valid for the length of time indicated by the certifying physician, not to exceed six months if issued by the Secretary of State and 90 days if issued by a local municipality.
Please note: New Trier Township cannot issue more than 2 parking placards to an applicant or exceed six months.
New Trier Township only issues the red temporary disability parking placard. The blue permanent placard has to be obtained from the Secretary of State after a permanent application has been mailed in. The current turnaround time for the permanent placard is 45 to 60 days. Please be sure to mail your application to the Secretary of State as soon as possible. The address is:
Secretary of State
Persons with Disabilities License Plates / Placard Unit
501 S. Second St, Rm 541
Springfield, IL 62756
How To Apply
To obtain a temporary placard, the applicant and a physician, chiropractor, optometrist, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner must complete and sign the application (PDF). There is no charge for a disability placard. Applicants should bring a photo identification (ID) to the Township Office. If an individual other than the applicant is picking up the placard, please bring a copy of the applicants photo ID (both sides). You will also be required to show a photo ID.
To learn more about permanent disability parking placards and license plates, visit the Illinois Secretary of State’s online office.