You are eligible for a special parking permit or license plates if you are a New York State resident who has one or more severe disabilities
that impair your mobility. See Part 2 of the MV-664.1 (Application for a Parking Permit or License Plates, for Persons With Severe
Disabilities) for a description of qualifying disabilities.
1) If you are applying for the p
NOTE: DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES. DMV DOES NOT ISSUE P
(a) A parking permit may be issued for either a permanent or temporary disability.
(b) You do not have to be a driver, or the 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.
(c) Fill out Part 1 of the application (MV-664.1). If you have a PERMANENT DISABILITY, have a Medical Doctor, Doctor of
Osteopathy, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (if the disability involves podiatry) fill out the
“permanent disability” section in Part 2 of the application form and return the form to you
. If you have a TEMPORARY
DISABILITY, have a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy fill out the “temporary disability” section in Part 2 of the application
form and return the form to you
. NOTE: If you have a permanent disability, 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 persons with severe disabilities. If you have plates for persons with severe disabilities, fill out Part 1 of the application and attach a
copy of your registration to your application. If you have custom plates for persons with severe disabilities, bring a photo of your plate
showing the wheelchair symbol.
(d) You must take your completed application to the appointed issuing agent for the city, town or village where you live. If
you have a driver license or a non-driver ID card issued by NYS DMV, section 1203-a(1) of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law
requires you show it to the issuing agent in order to obtain a permit. The issuing agent must write the last three digits of
the nine-digit number that appears on your license or non-driver ID card. Marking the permit with the last three digits aids law
enforcement in identifying the actual permit holder and may help limit abuse. NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A DRIVER
LICENSE OR NON-DRIVER ID ISSUED BY NYS DMV, YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO OBTAIN ONE IN ORDER TO
GET A PERMIT.
MOST NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS - Call your local city, town or village hall to find out where the nearest permit issuing
agent is located. Most city, town or village clerks, and some police departments, issue permits. Although most agents
accept the MV-664.1, some have their own application form, and not all agents issue permits for temporary disabilities.
NASSAU COUNTY RESIDENTS - Call (516) 227-7399 (the Nassau County Office of the Physically Challenged) to find out
where to apply for a permit.
NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS - Send the application (MV-664.1) to the NYC Department of Transportation, 28-11 Queens Plaza
North, 8th Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101-4008, or call (718) 433-3100. If you already have plates for persons with severe
disabilities, complete Part 1 and attach a copy of your registration. If you have custom plates for persons with severe disabilities, attach
a photo of your plate showing the ISA. Please read important information about “P
ARKING IN NEW YORK CITY” on page 2.
2) If you are applying for license plates:
(a) Your disability must be permanent.
(b) The vehicle on which the special plates will be used must be registered to the person with the disability, whether or not
that person drives. You must be at least 16 years old to have a vehicle registered in your name.
(c) Fill out Part 1 of the application (MV-664.1). Have a Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner,
or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (if the disability involves podiatry) fill out the “permanent disability” section in Part 2 of the
application form and return the form to you
. NOTE: The need for a medical certification may be waived by the Motor Vehicles office
if you are permanently disabled and have an obvious, visually-identifiable disability (such as the loss of a leg) OR
if you have a
permanent (blue) parking permit for the disabled. Permit holders should bring the permit with them and, also, fill out Part 1 of the
application and attach a copy of the permit application showing the medical certification or doctor’s statement.
(d) You can obtain the plates at any Motor Vehicles office. Bring the completed application with you.
- If you are registering your vehicle for the first time, you must provide all of the items required for an original registration,
including the proof of disability.
- If you already have plates on your car, bring them with you to exchange them for plates for persons with severe disabilities. You will
have to fill out a registration application (MV-82) and pay $15.00 for the new plates that show the International Symbol of Access (ISA).
If this transaction is done at any time other than when you renew the vehicle registration, a $3.00 transaction fee will be charged.
- Personalized plates with up to six characters and the ISA are available from DMV’s Custom Plates office. Call (518) 402-4838.
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
HOW TO APPLY FOR A PARKING PERMIT OR LICENSE PLATES
FOR PERSONS WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES
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