Last Updated on August 7, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
NYC PPPD, NY State PPPD, and NYC parking tickets
It must be incredibly stressful to navigate the treacherous application process for an NYC PPPD (parking permit for people with disabilities), and an NY State PPPD.
In this post, you will learn:
- The difference between an NYC PPPD and an NY State PPPD;
- Eligibility requirements for both
- Where you can park and avoid an NYC parking ticket;
- Where you cannot park in NYC with an NY State PPPD; and more…
What is the difference between an NY State Permit and an 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 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 an 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 neuromuscular 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 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 curbside 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.