PARKING IN NEW YORK CITY
New York City does not set aside reserved spaces on its streets for persons with disabilities. Reserved parking spaces are
only available off-street, in parking lots for shopping centers/malls, office/apartment buildings and college campuses. You
can use the state plates and permits to park in designated spaces in those off-street lots.
The NYC Department of Transportation also issues a City permit (a rectangular dashboard permit) that allows persons with
severe disabilities to park at most curbsides on NYC streets. City permits are issued to New York City residents and to people
who work or attend school in NYC, and who have a permanent disability that so severely affects their ability to walk that they
require the use of a private automobile. The New York City parking permit is not valid outside of NYC. To obtain an
application for a NYC permit, call (718) 433-3100.
METERED PARKING WAIVERS
If you have a certain severe disability that limits your ability to access or put payment into a parking meter, in addition to a
mobility-related disability, you may be eligible for a metered parking waiver. The metered parking waiver allows the holder to
park in a metered parking space in any city, town or village of New York State (except New York City) without paying the fee.
For more information, see forms MV-664.1MP (Application for a Metered Parking Waiver for Persons with Severe
Disabilities) and MV-664.2MP (Metered Parking Waiver Information). These forms are available through your local issuing
agent and are also available at the DMV website: www.nysdmv.com