Parking Permit issuing agents are only authorized to
issue permits to residents of that agents
the Village of Wappingers Falls should visit the
Village Clerk, John Karge, at 2628 South Ave.
the Town of Poughkeepsie should visit the Town
of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 19 Tucker
Fishkill should visit the Fishkill Town Clerk at
807 Route 52
East Fishkill should visit the East Fishkill
Town Clerk at 330 Route 376
LaGrange should visit the LaGrange Town Clerk at
120 Stringham Road
be required to prove identity and residency.
Examples of acceptable proofs of residency are:
State Driver’s License or Non-Driver’s ID card
Bill or Receipt
Landlord or Residential Care Provider
All other cases
will be decided using the “point system” established
Any NYS resident
that qualifies as a “severely disabled person” is
eligible for a statewide parking permit. This
includes children and elderly people that don’t
drive or own a vehicle. Parents or guardians may
apply on behalf of a severely disabled person. A
State facility or agency may apply for a permit for
each vehicle it uses primarily to transport disabled
persons. State agencies must submit the request for
a permit on the agency's letterhead. The request is
to include the following:
facility or agency
Explain how it serves individuals with disabilities
List the plate numbers and year and make of the
vehicles in which the permits will be used
Include a copy of the agency or facility license or authority to operate
· Types of
– issued to people that have a temporary
disability. The maximum duration for a temp permit
is 6 months. This permit will also be issued to any
visitors from another country who are disabled and
traveling in New York State.
– are issued only to applicants diagnosed as a
“severely disabled person” and have proper
documentation stating such.
It is strongly
recommended that applicants use the standard
“Application for a Parking Permit or License Plates,
for Persons with Severe Disabilities” form
The applicant can
fill out Part 1. The address should be a physical
address, not a PO BOX.
The doctor needs
to fill out Part 2 completely.
Part 3 will be
filled out by the Town Clerk or Deputy Town Clerk.
choose to submit a doctors chit in place of the
standard application form. This will be accepted,
however, the chit will need to include all of the
items that would have been required on the
application. For example, if the doctor fails to
include his or her professional license number, the
chit will not be accepted.
documentation that is older than 1 year will not be
The issuing agent
is not required to diagnose applicants.
Handicapped Parking Permit
be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office or by
Fill out Part
1. The information in Part 1 is to be the
disabled individual. In other words, the person
being issued the permit is the person with the
disability. Parents of disabled children are
not entitled to a handicapped parking permit.
application to your doctor and have him or her
complete Part 2.
application to the Town Clerk’s Office with your
proof of identity and proof of residency.
photocopied applications are NOT ACCEPTABLE
Handicapped Parking Permit Renewals
Prior to the
expiration of your current permit, you should
make arrangements for the renewal of your
for renewing a Handicapped Parking Permit is the
same as the procedure followed for the original
permit. There are no exceptions.
may be issued no more than two permits for any
period. If an applicant was only issued one
permit and loses that permit, he or she can come
in to ask for the second permit.
applicant was issued two permits and loses one
of those permits, he or she will need to report
the permit lost or stolen to the local police
authority. The permit holder will need to
provide proof that the report was made. A form
is available at the Town Clerk’s Office.
Once proof of
the report is provided, a 30 day hold period
will need to elapse before a replacement can be
There will be
no more than one replacement permit issued for
the duration of the permit period.
or Revocation of Permits
State Vehicle and Traffic Law authorizes issuing
agents to deny an applicant a permit or to
revoke an issued permit if he or she feels there
is evidence of abuse
If a permit
holder is notified that the permit has been
revoked, he or she must return the permit to the
issuing agent. If the permit is not returned by
the specified date, local law enforcement
personnel will be contacted to confiscate the
false statement, or providing misinformation on an
application to obtain or facilitate the receipt of a
parking permit or license plates for persons with a
disability is subject to fines ranging from $250 to
$1,000 under Section 1203-a(4) of the NYS Vehicle
and Traffic Law and is punishable as a misdemeanor
under Section 210.45 of the NYS Penal Law.”
Visit the New York State
Department of Motor Vehicles
website for more information.