The Department of Transportation issues New York City and New York State Parking Permits for People with Disabilities to residents with a qualifying severe mobility impairment as certified by a New York State licensed physician or podiatrist.
A person holding a New York City Parking Permit (a plaque placed in the windshield) may park in all “No Parking” zones except those marked as taxi stands; at “No Parking” or “No Standing” spaces authorized for doctors, press, diplomats, and government agencies; at parking meters without depositing a coin; and in “No Standing, Trucks Loading & Unloading” zones except for specified restricted hours. A person holding a NYS parking permit or one from another state or country (blue hang tags or plates) can park in accessible spaces marked by the International Symbol of Access in municipal and private lots, such as shopping malls and parking garages, but can not park in the street in the “No Parking Zones.” Only persons holding New York City Parking Permits can park on the street in “No Parking Zones.”
For more information or to apply, contact the Department of Transportation:
New York City Department of Transportation
Parking Permits for Persons with Disabilities
28-11 Queens Plaza North, 7th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101-4008
Voice 1 (718) 433-3100
TTY (718) 433-3111
If you hold a valid NYCDOT Parking Permit for Persons with Disabilities and have been issued a parking ticket while legally parked, contact the Department of Finance’s Parking Violations Bureau at Voice: 311; TTY (212) 460-7333.
The Parking Violation Help-Line telephone number is Voice: 311; TTY (718) 802-8555.
Call the New York City Police Department (NYPD) if your car is not where you left it; they will let you know if your car has been towed. NYPD’s tow pound is located at Pier 76 at 38th Street and 12th Avenue in Manhattan. For information regarding vehicles at any NYPD tow pound, call Voice 1 (212) 971-0770, 0771, 0772, or 0773.
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