Department of Human Services
Office for the Physically Challenged

OPC Reserved Parking BWWhen Im Deaf or Hard of Hearing Card

If you are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and would like to obtain this helpful communication tool in the event you are pulled over, need assistance or witness an accident. Please contact the Office for the Physically Challenged at 515-227-8990

Mission Statement
: The Nassau County Office for the Physically Challenged serves as the Disability Rights Advocacy agency for this County’s population of over 250,000 adults and children with disabilities.  In doing so, it plays a leadership role in the provision of programs and services to enhance the independence and productivity of citizens with disabilities, developing and advocating for legislation on the local, State, and Federal levels of government, and working with the business community, health systems agencies, educational institutions of higher learning and school districts, transportation providers, cultural and arts centers, local municipalities, and private and non-profit disability and rehabilitation organizations to remove attitudinal and architectural barriers to consumerism, employment, education, and independent living.

Full Inclusion Efforts

Full Inclusion Efforts
ADA - Accessibility
Accessible Parking
Special Transportation
Information and Referral
Significant Liaisons
Parking Permit Application Instructions

Parking Permit Instructions
Instructions for Application
Parking Permit Application

Parking Permit Application
Accessible Parking Permit

Service Animal




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Did You Know...

  • The New York State Accessible Parking Permit is a privilege that can be revoked if abused.
  • You must have a valid accessible parking permit displayed to park in a Accessible Parking Space
  • It is against the law to park in an access aisle (zebra striping) even if you have a parking permit.
  • It is against the law to alter a New York State Accessible Parking Permit
  • It is against the law to lend or borrow any person’s permit
  • It is against the law to use or have an expired parking permit
  • It is the responsibility of the permit holder to replace faded or lost permits and cannot park in accessible spaces in the interim.
  • If you received a ticket for incorrect use of the permit, merely presenting the permit to the court is not grounds for dismissal of the ticket.