Long Island is a densely populated island in eastern New York State. The New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens sit on its west side, with the suburban counties of Nassau and Suffolk sit on its east.
Long Island residents and visitors with disabilities can use New York State’s handicap parking infrastructure to gain access to areas, buildings, and amenities. People who are new to handicap parking in Long Island tend to have several questions, such as…
How do I get a handicap parking permit in Long Island? What types of handicap parking permits are available in Long Island? How do you apply for a disability parking permit in Long Island? And, what are Long Island handicap parking permit rules?
Let’s go through the answers to these important questions.
What Types Of Handicap Parking Permits Are Available In Long Island, NY?
The following types of disabled parking permits are available in Long Island:
- Permanent disabled parking placard
- Permanent disabled parking license plate
- Temporary placard
- Disabled Veterans license plate
New York City Disabled Permit
There is also an NYC PPPD permit available that entitles its holder to park in metered, on-street spaces in New York City for free. This permit allows you to park on city streets in the five boroughs of NYC, but is not valid in other New York State cities or jurisdictions.
Where Is A NYS Handicap Parking Permit Valid?
New York State handicap parking permits are valid in all US states and overseas territories, and also in:
- New Zealand
How Do You Apply For A Disability Parking Permit In Long Island, NY?
So, how do I get a handicap parking permit in Long Island?
To get a disabled parking permit in Long Island, visit the Dr. Handicap online clinic and have a video consultation with a New York State medical professional. The professional will verify your suitability for a disabled parking permit and then complete the relevant sections of an application form. You will then complete the application form and submit it to your local disabled parking authorities.
Unlike in most states, in New York, it is not the local DMV that issues disabled parking permits.
If you are applying for a handicap parking permit in Suffolk County, NY you should contact your local city, town, or village hall to find out where your nearest issuing agent is. If you are applying for a permit in Nassau County, NY you should submit your application to the Nassau County Office of the Physically Challenged.
If you are applying for a handicap permit in New York City boroughs of Queens or Brooklyn, you will submit your application to:
NYC Department of Transportation, Permits and Customer Service
30-30 Thomson Avenue, 2nd Floor
Long Island City
What Are The Qualifying Conditions For A Disabled Parking Permit In Long Island?
To qualify for a permanent disabled parking permit in Long Island, a person must have one of the following disabilities:
- They are not able to walk 200 ft without needing to stop to rest
- They have limited or no use of one or both legs
- They are legally blind
- They have a neuromuscular dysfunction
- They have a Class III or IV cardiac condition
- They have an orthopedic, arthritic, or neurological condition
- They have a lung disease
- They use a portable oxygen tank
- They have a physical or mental impairment that is not listed but that constitutes an equal degree of disability and hardship
To qualify for a temporary disabled parking permit in Long Island, a person must have a condition that means that they cannot walk without the aid of an assistive device such as a wheelchair, cane, crutch, walker, brace, prosthetic device, or another person.
Who Can Verify An Application For A Disabled Permit In Long Island?
The following medical professionals can verify an application for disabled parking in Long Island:
- Medical doctor
- Doctor of osteopathy
- Physician assistant
- Nurse practitioner
- Doctor of podiatric medicine
Long Island Handicap Parking Permit Rules
The holder of a disabled parking permit in Long Island can park in any designated disabled parking space and in metered, on-street spaces for free in some jurisdictions. To park in metered, on-street spaces for free in Brooklyn and Queens, a person must also hold an NYC PPPD permit.