Applications for temporary disabled parking placards are available only from the Chief of Police. You can obtain such application from any police chief's office in the state of New Jersey; however, when applying for the placard, the completed application and a check or money order for $4 (no cash, no exceptions) must be brought to the police chief's office in the town where you reside. In addition, despite what you might be told, even by a NJ MVC employee, local Motor Vehicle Offices do not have the applications necessary to obtain a temporary disabled parking permit.
While they will give you an application, it will always be for a permanent placard, and if you bring it in to the police department to obtain a temporary disabled parking placard, your request will be denied and you will have to complete the proper application as described above (which includes going back to your doctor to have him complete his section of the application). Applications are available 24/7 at our Police Communications window, or you may call 973-208-6151 or emailing the Police and ask to have one mailed or emailed to you.