The Department of Transportation issues New York City and New York State Parking Permits for People with Disabilities to residents with a qualifying mobility disability, as certified by a New York State licensed physician or podiatrist.
The New York City Disability Parking Permit, a plaque placed on the dashboard is eligible to 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.
The New York State Disability Parking Permit, a blue hang tag or license plate allows people who are eligible to park in accessible spaces, and those from other states and countries to do the same. Accessible spaces are located in municipal and private lots, such as shopping malls and parking garages. The New York State Disability Parking Permit does not allow people with disabilities to park on the street in the "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
30-30 Thomson Avenue, 2nd fl. suite 208
Long Island City, New York 11101
If you hold a valid New York City Department of Transportation 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 by dialing 311.
The Parking Violation Help-Line telephone number is: