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Handicap Permits

WHO CAN APPLY

Residents who live with in the Village of Solvay  

New York State Department of Motor Vehicle Parking Permits for People with Disabilities can be issued to Village of Solvay residents only. If you live outside of the Village of Solvay, you can obtain this permit from the Clerk of the municipality that you reside in.

HOW TO APPLY

Permanent Parking Permit

Fill out application (Part 1) (click here – DMV 664.1 – Disability Permit Application) – bring down and submit along with medical certification (Part 2), to the Solvay Police Department at 507 Charles Ave., Solvay NY 13209.  If you have a NYS driver’s license or an ID card issued by DMV, also bring that with you.  (You do not have to be a driver, or the registered owner of a vehicle, to get a parking permit.).

Must be renewed every five (5) years

NEW APPLICATION WILL BE NECESSARY FOR RENEWAL EVERY FIVE YEARS.

Temporary Parking Permit:

Valid for six (6) months or less and may be issued when a person has a temporary disability and is unable to ambulate without the aid of an assisting device such as a brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, another person, wheelchair or walker. 

Fill out application (Part 1) (click here – DMV 664.1 – Disability Permit Application) – bring down and submit along with medical certification (Part 2), to the Solvay Police Department at 507 Charles Ave., Solvay NY 13209.  If you have a NYS driver’s license or an ID card issued by DMV, also bring that with you.  (You do not have to be a driver, or the registered owner of a vehicle, to get a parking permit.).

DISABILITY PARKING LAWS AND RIGHTS

International Symbol of Access

This symbol identifies facilities which are accessible to individuals with disabilities.  Parking spaces and ramps are specifically designed and reserved for use by people with disabilities, people using wheelchairs, braces, crutches, walkers or canes, people with arthritis or heart conditions.  These spaces are extra-wide to accommodate wheelchairs and are placed as close to the entrance as possible for those who are unable to walk long distances.

When you see the symbol of access on a parking space, please be considerate of other people’s special parking needs and park your car in a regular parking space.  IT IS THE LAW!

LICENSE PLATES OR PERMITS

Any vehicle that has a license plate or valid permit displaying the International Symbol of Access may use parking spaces designated for use by a person with a disability.  The person to whom the license plate or permit was issued must be traveling in the vehicle in order to use these spaces.

PARKING SPACES

Q:        What is accessible parking? 

A:        Accessible parking requires that sufficient space be provided alongside the vehicle so that persons using mobility aids, including wheelchairs, can transfer and maneuver to and from the vehicle.  Accessible parking also involves the appropriate designation and location of spaces and their connection to an accessible route.

Q:        Why is the area next to the parking spaces striped? 

A:        This area is known as the ACCESS AISLE.  It is the space adjacent to an accessible parking space to allow people using mobility aids to transfer and maneuver from their vehicles.  Lift-equipped vans need this space in order for people to enter and exit their vehicles.  In addition, access aisles are necessary for some people who need to be able to fully open the vehicle’s door in order to enter or exit the vehicle.

MEDICAL GUIDELINES

The medical guidelines for issuing parking permits and license plates (See application for more specific information on proof of disability).

Permanent & Temporary Disabilities:

May be certified by a Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA), Nurse Practitioner (NP), or in cased involving podiatry, a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM).