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Handicap Permits

WHO CAN APPLY

Residents who live in the Village of Solvay  

New York 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 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 Village of 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 doctor statements are not necessary.

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 Village of 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.).

Permanent License Plates

MUST BE ISSUED BY THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES. Disability must be permanent.  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.  Fill out Part I of the application (click here: MV-664.1).  Have a Medical Doctor; Doctor of Osteopathy; Physician Assistant; Nurse Practitioner; or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine must complete Part 2.  Bring the materials to any Motor Vehicle office.

You will be required to pay a fee for new plates that have the International Symbol of Access.

WHERE TO APPLY

Parking Permits:        Apply at the Village of Solvay Police Department, 507 Charles Ave, Solvay NY 13209, 315/468-2510 (see HOW TO APPLY above)

License Plates:            Are secured through your local Department of Motor Vehicles (see below for local Department of Motor Vehicle Offices).

 

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).

Medical Certification

Permanent 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). 

Permanent Parking Permits:

A “severely disabled” person is any person with one or more of the PERMANENT impairments, disabilities or conditions listed below, which limit mobility.  These are the conditions that apply:

  • Uses portable oxygen
  • Legally blind
  • Limited or no use of one or both legs
  • Unable to walk 200 feet without stopping
  • Neuromuscular dysfunction that severely limits mobility
  • Class III or IV cardiac condition (American Heart Association standards)
  • Severely limited in ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition
  • Restricted by lung disease to such an extent that forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one second,  when measured by spirometry, is less than one liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty mm/hg of room air at rest
  • Has a physical or mental impairment or condition not listed above which constitutes an equal degree of disability, and which imposes unusual hardship in the use of public transportation and prevents the person from getting around without great difficultly (Must explain how this disability limits functional mobility).

Temporary Disabilities:

May be certified only by a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO).

Local Department of Motor Vehicles:

Syracuse Office

Western Lights Plaza

4671 Onondaga Blvd.

Syracuse, NY 13219

M – F 8:30 – 4:00

North Syracuse Office

5801 E. Taft Rd.

N. Syracuse, NY 13212

M – Th 8:30-6:00, Closed Fridays

IMPORTANT ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS

DMV Call Center telephone numbers, please contact:  1-518-486-9786

Applicants with impaired hearing or speech may call the New York State DMV, TTY/TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf):  New York State:  1-800-368-1186

Solvay Police Department
507 Charles Ave Solvay, New York 13209 (315) 468-2510