Handicapped Parking Permit
- You are eligible for license plates or a parking permit for the disabled if you are a New York State resident who has one or more severe disabilities that impair your mobility. See Part 2 of MV-664.1 for a description of qualifying disabilities.
- Your Guide to Handicapped Parking Permits and License Plates
Handicapped Parking Permit
- If you are applying for the parking permit:
- NOTE: Do not send your application to the Department of Motor Vehicles. DMV does NOT issue parking permits
- A permit may be issued for either a permanent or temporary disability
- You do not have to be a driver or a registered owner of a vehicle to get a parking permit.
- Children who have a qualifying disability are eligible for permits at any age, as are persons who are legally blind. Permits are issued in the name of the person with the disability.
- Review the application form & instructions for handicapped parking. Fill out Part 1 of the application (MV-664.1). Have your physician complete Part 2 of the application and return it to you. Application can be signed by physician only.
- NOTE: the need for medical certification may be waived by the issuing agent if you have an obvious, visually-identifiable disability (such as the loss of a leg) or if you already have license plates for disabled parking. Fill out Part 1 of the application and attach a copy of your registration to your application. If you have custom disabled plates, bring a picture of your plate showing the wheelchair symbol
- Take your completed application and your current driver's license or non-driver identification, utility bill, property tax bill, current letter from landlord or residence care provider for the person requesting the handicap parking permit to:
Greece Town Hall
Town Clerk's Office
1 Vince Tofany Blvd.
Greece, NY 14612
Handicapped License Plates
Conditions for Using License Plates and Parking Permits
- The plates and permits may be used to park in reserved parking spaces only when the person with the disability is driving or riding in the vehicle. People who are not disabled cannot use your parking permit and/or plates to park in a reserved space. Persons parking illegally in these spaces violate Section 1203-C(4) of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law and can be fined.
- Any person who abuses any privilege, benefit, precedence, or consideration arising from possession of the license plates or permit, may have them revoked.
- Parking permits should be hung from the rear-view mirror when parked, but should be removed from the mirror when driving.
- The plates and permits are valid everywhere in New York State where parking spaces are reserved for persons with disabilities. However, use of the plates or permit does not exempt you from state or local parking regulations or fees. They are also valid in most other states, territories and foreign countries. If you are traveling outside of New York State, check with the police or Motor Vehicles agency where you are traveling to be sure your permit or plate will be accepted.
- Parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities must be marked with conspicuous and permanently installed above-grade signs displaying the wheelchair symbol. These signs are positioned at a height of five to seven feet above the parking space surface. Designation of reserved spaces may include the use of blue painted lines or markings. Do not park in the striped access aisle next to spaces reserved for people with disabilities even if you have a permit or plates. Access aisles provide room for people with wheelchairs and other specially equipped vehicles to transfer safely to and from their vehicles.
- Localities designate spaces for disabled parking by local law or ordinance. If you have a question about parking for the disabled on a particular street, find out if it is a county, city, town, village or state road, and contact the authorities responsible for maintaining the road. If you have a question about reserved parking at any facility with off-street parking, contact the facility manager or the local building inspector.
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