ePermits
 
 
 

Who is eligible?
How do I apply?
What does the permit look like?
Where do I put the permit?
Where can I park with it?
What are some of the places where I cannot park my car with the permit?
Where else is it good?
How long is my permit valid?
How do I renew my permit?
What happens if I lose a permit?
How do I get a wrongful summons dismissed?
If I misplace or damage my printed application, can I reprint it?
What if I'm unable to print?



You are eligible to obtain a New York State permit from PPPD only if you are certified by your physician as having a disability which severely affects your ability to walk for long distances.
Further, you must (according to the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, Section 404-a):

  1. have limited or no use of one or both legs;
  2. have a neuro-muscular dysfunction which severely limits mobility;
  3. have another physical or mental disability which prevents you from getting around and makes the use of public transportation difficult; or
  4. be legally blind.

Your disability must be diagnosed and described by a New York State licensed physician (Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy), or a podiatrist (who may certify for a below-the-ankle qualifying condition). Your physician must state whether your condition is permanent or temporary in nature and describe how severely and regularly the condition affects your ability to walk.
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Select Apply for Permit from the menu.

  1. You will be required to supply general personal information. Once you have filled all necessary fields, you will be allowed to print out the application and deliver to your personal physician.
    If you are unable to print...

  2. Next, your personal physician must supply medical information on your behalf. If you already own a New York State license plate for people with disabilities, you are not required to obtain medical information from your personal physician. You will, however, be required to submit vehicle information for the registered plate. If you do not own a New York State license plate for people with disabilities, your personal physician may submit your medical 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, 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

  3. Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed for completeness.
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The permanent NY State Disability Parking Permit is a blue plastic hang tag (the temporary permit is a red plastic hang tag). Both display the universal International Symbol of Access for people with disabilities.
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Hang it from the inside rearview mirror of your vehicle.
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The permit allows the driver to park in publicly accessible spaces marked by the International Symbol of Access as long as the permit holder is traveling in the car. In New York City, these spaces are all off-street, such as, in parking lots for shopping centers/malls, office/apartments buildings, and college campuses.
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This permit is not valid for parking on streets anywhere within the five boroughs of New York City.
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This permit is recognized throughout the United States and Canada as valid for parking in all spaces marked for persons with disabilities.
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The New York State permit is valid until the expiration date printed on the permit.
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If you have been issued a permanent state permit (the blue hang tag), you will be periodically asked (usually six weeks before its expiration date) if you wish to renew your permit. At that time, select Renew Permit from the menu. Renewal of a permanent state permit usually does not require a second medical examination. The temporary permit (the red tag) is valid for six months and is not renewable. However, it may be reapplied for once for an additional six month period.
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If your permit is lost or stolen, you must:
  1. report the loss or theft at the precinct nearest to the location where the incident occurred;
  2. obtain a police incident slip;
  3. complete a lost or stolen permit application;
  4. send us the police incident slip and cover letter.
Please be careful with your permit. These permits are valuable and are sometimes stolen. Permits lost or stolen more than twice will be reissued only at the discretion of the Department of Transportation.
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If you have a New York State permit and you were parked in a disabled marked off-street space, send a letter explaining exactly where you were parked along with a copy of your summons and a copy of your state permit to the Parking Violations address listed below:

The New York City Department of Finance
Parking Violations Operations
PPPD (SVI) Unit
66 John Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10038

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No, you can not reprint the application. However, you do not need to repeat the application process. Simply follow the steps listed under What if I'm unable to print?
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  1. Complete and submit the online application.
  2. On a blank sheet of paper, write your name and application number (the application number will appear on the submission confirmation page).
  3. Sign and date the paper. If you are submitting a never received permit application, the signed paper must be notarized.
  4. Mail the signed paper to us, together with all required documents (see chart below) to the following:

    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

If you are submitting a... required documents are...
New Permit Application medical history page completed by your personal physician (call us at (718) 433-3100 or TTY (718) 433-3111 to request a blank medical history page) or ask your personal physician to complete your medical history online!
Give your personal physician the e-Permits web address (http://nycserv.nyc.gov/ePermits/Wf/Welcome.jsp), your application number and, with your other personal information (name and date of birth), s/he can complete your medical history quickly and conveniently online.
Damaged Application You are not required to print or submit documents. Simply complete and submit the online application. No further action is required.
Lost or Stolen Application police incident information slip
Never Received Application none
Important: signed paper must be notarized
Renewal Application You are not required to print or submit documents. Simply complete and submit the online application. No further action is required.
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