Parking permits and NYC parking tickets
It must be incredibly stressful to navigate the treacherous application process for a parking permit for people with disabilities (“PPPD”), and learning the proper use of your permit in New York City, and NY State.
In this post, you will learn the difference between a NYC PPPD and a NY State PPPD; eligibility requirements for both PPPD’s; where you can park and avoid a NYC parking ticket; where you cannot park in NYC with a NY State PPPD; and more…
What is the difference between a NY State Permit and a NYC Permit?
- To be eligible to receive a City Parking Permit for People with Disabilities from NYC, the following requirements must be met:
- You must require the use of a private vehicle for transportation.
- You must have a severe, permanent disability that impairs mobility as certified by your personal physician and a New York City physician designated by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) at an assessment center.
- You must provide a valid copy of your Driver’s License or a Non-Driver’s Identification card.
- You must also include copies of all vehicle registrations.
- They must be current and valid. DOT will not accept any plate number in judgment with the NYC
NY State PPPD (issued by NYC):
- NYC can issue a NY State PPPD if you are a New York City resident and have a severe, permanent or temporary, qualifying mobility impairment as certified by a New York State-licensed physician or podiatrist. You do not have to be a driver or registered owner of a vehicle to get a permit. Disabled children and legally blind persons are eligible for permits.
- Your mobility impairment (according to the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 404A):
- have limited or no use of one or both legs;
- have a neuro-muscular dysfunction which severely limits mobility;
- have another physical or mental disability which makes the use of public transportation difficult; or
- be legally blind.
- Your physician must state whether the condition is permanent or temporary in nature and describe how severely and regularly the condition affects your ability to walk.
Where can I park in NYC with my PPPD?
NY State PPPD:
- Limited to off-street parking spaces designated for people with disabilities
- as long as the person with a disability is present in the car
- The City permit allows the driver to park at most curbsides on City streets including in all No Parking zones (except those marked as taxi stands);
- “No Parking”
- “No Standing” spaces authorized for doctors, press, diplomats and government agencies;
- metered parking without paying
- “No Standing, Trucks Loading and Unloading” zones except for specified restricted hours
The City permit cannot be used in any
- “No Stopping” zones
- “No Standing” zones other than those listed above
- In front of fire hydrants,
- At bus stops
- in crosswalks
- Double parking is never permitted.
How can I apply for a PPPD?
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