Parking Permit Instructions

Instructions for Applications

    You are eligible for a permit if you are a resident of Nassau County who has one or more servere disabilities that impair your mobility.
    All applications must have a Nassau County street address (No Post Office Boxes).
  2. All applications must be fully completed and properly executed.
    All questions must be answered and Medical Certification MUST be completed by a New York State Practicing Licensed Medical Doctor.
    All Applications must be signed not stamped.

                                       ***** NO CHIROPRACTOR *****
  3. All permits are issued in the name of the person with the disability, therefore all information on application must pertain to the disabled applicant.
    You do not have to be the driver. Children and non drivers can apply for a permit.
    Application must be in the name of the person with the disability.
  4. The Department of New York State Motor Vehicles requires the disabled person's New York State Drivers License Client ID number or on a NYS ID card to be on the permit.
    Enclose a copy of disabled applicants ID (not the person driving them) with this Completed application.
  5. COPIES OR FAXES of Applications will result in immediate denial.
  6. To expedite the issuance of your permit upon approval, please enclose a self-addressed (number 10 size) envelope.
  7. Any FALSE statement on the application by the applicant or by the doctor will result in refusal to issue a permit.



Since the passage of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, revolutionary changes have occurred in accessibility to public and private accommodations for persons with disabilities.

When you see existing or new buildings with curb cuts, ramps, Braille signs, telecommunications devices for deaf people, and other accessibility features for citizens with disabilities, you are seeing ADA legislation in action.

Individuals with disabilities now experience the freedom of movement, and all that goes with it including working, shopping, visiting friends and relatives, that the rest of society has always enjoyed.

Here at the Office for the Physically Challenged, one of our most important tasks is to help governments and private owners comply with the law. We also inform businesses of the generous tax benefits and incentives available to help defray their costs.

We stress that complying with the law doesn't have to be prohibitively expensive. In fact, it' s simply good business. In a society which requires the talents of all its citizens, 54 million Americans with disabilities comprise an impressive and largely untapped work force and consumer market.

If you are a private owner or a government official, we want to help you comply with the law. To help us do the job effectively, we ask that you submit all questions to us in writing. We will respond promptly and courteously.

The Office of the Physically Challenged wants all of our citizens to be included in the social, economic, and cultural life of our communities. The full inclusion now required by the law benefits all citizens. Negative attitudes and structural barriers traditionally placed limitations on the capacities of individuals with disabilities to live, work, and play side by side with the rest of us. Studies have shown that $195 billion in earnings and taxes are lost each year because of unemployment among people with disabilities. Our role is to help individuals with disabilities help themselves by assisting businesses, consumer facilities, and government agencies to modify their policies, practices, and procedures as well as remove structural barriers where necessary.

Surely, full participation and equal opportunities in the work force, consumer markets, educational realm, and technology revolution enrich the fabric of our society as well as empower people with disabilities to realize individual potentials.