The following requirements must be met by the applicant (the person with a disability) to qualify for the issuance of a City parking permit for people with disabilities.

Must be a resident of New York City or a non-resident employed full-time or attending school full time in New York City.

If you are non-resident, you must ask your employer or school to submit a letter on original company, organization, or school letterhead verifying that you are employed or attend school full time in New York City. The letter should be signed by an official of the company/organization/school and, if a school, should be embossed with the school seal. Mail a copy of the letter to:

New York City Department of Transportation
Parking Permits for People with Disabilities (PPPD) Unit
28-11 Queens Plaza North - 8th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101-4008

  1. Must require the use of a private automobile for transportation.


  2. Must have a severe, permanent disability that impairs mobility as certified by a New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) physician (or other Department of Health designated physician). Such severe permanent disabilities include, but are not limited to hemic, neurological, pulmonary, vascular, skeletal, and renal disorders.

You may list up to ten plate numbers on your permit. Vehicle registration must be current and valid for each listed plate.

If a plate is registered outside of the State of New York, you must mail a copy of the vehicle registration to:

New York City Department of Transportation
Parking Permits for People with Disabilities (PPPD) Unit
28-11 Queens Plaza North - 8th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101-4008

You are not required to mail a copy of the vehicle registration for plates registered within the State of New York.

  1. On the application to follow, you will be required to supply general personal and vehicle information. Once you have filled all necessary fields, you will be allowed to print out the application and deliver to your personal physician.


  2. Next, your personal physician must supply medical history information on your behalf. S/he may submit this information online or handwrite the necessary information on the application you printed in the step above.
    If your physician chooses to handwrite the necessary information, and/or you have supporting documents to submit (see the Residency Requirements and Vehicle Requirements sections above) you must mail the printed application to:

New York City Department of Transportation
Parking Permits for People with Disabilities (PPPD) Unit
28-11 Queens Plaza North - 8th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101-4008

Remember to include all supporting documents (see the Residency Requirements and Vehicle Requirements sections above).

If your physician submits your medical history information online and you have no supporting documents to submit, you need not mail the printed application.

  1. Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed for completeness. If you are not a resident of the City of New York or wish to have a plate registered outside of the State of New York listed on your permit, don't forget to mail the appropriate supporting documents. An application is not considered complete until all supporting documents have been received. Complete applications will be forwarded within five (5) working days to HHC's Bellevue Hospital.


  2. Bellevue's staff will call the applicant to schedule the required certification assessment appointment with one of their physicians. If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, you must call Bellevue to cancel and reschedule no later than 48 hours before your appointment. If you fail to notify Bellevue and you fail to appear for two scheduled appointments, your case will be closed, and you will be required to submit a new application.
    Please plan to bring any supporting medical documentation/reports with you to your appointment.


  3. If HHC certifies the applicant "approved," DOT will issue the permit.
    One permit with specified plates printed on it will be issued to the person with disability. The permit holder must move the permit to whichever vehicle he or she is using at the time. No copies are allowed.

    If HHC certifies the applicant "denied," DOT will send the applicant a Denial of Certification letter which shall include a description of the appeal process.
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