Parking Permits for Persons with Severe Disabilities
How to Apply
The City of White Plains processes applications for parking permits for persons with severe disabilities through its Parking Violations Office. Applications are only accepted from residents of White Plains. In addition to completing the Permit Application Form (PDF) it is necessary to submit both of the following:
- Proof of identity - Photo I.D. Driver's license, non-driver's ID, or passport
- Proof of Residency - A current utility bill, rent, mortgage or property tax bill or Social Security statements. Proof must contain applicant's name and White Plains address.
The above-noted information can be submitted by mail to:
City of White Plains
Parking Violations Office
P. O. Box 6500
White Plains NY 10602-6500
or in person at:
Parking Violations Office
Public Safety Building (Main Floor)
77 South Lexington Avenue
White Plains, NY 10602
For questions or further information, please contact: 914-422-6140
Accessible Parking: It's the Law
Use of Parking Permits For Persons With Disabilities (Within the City of White Plains)
The City of White Plains Traffic Ordinance requires everyone parking at a metered space to put the required amount of coins in a meter to cover the time period they wish to park. A summons will be issued to violators. The Traffic Ordinance has been amended, however, to provide disabled permit holders with the following privileges.
Metered Spaces Designated for Use by Persons with Disabilities
- These specially reserved parking spaces are generally placed in the most convenient locations and, where possible, include efficient dimensions to ease the person's movement in and out of the vehicle. Usually, either a three or 12-hour meter is located at the designated disabled space and coins must be placed in the meter for the entire time the vehicle is parked.
Metered Spaces NOT Designated for Use by Persons with Disabilities
- A disabled permit holder parking at a 1/2-hour meter must place coins in that meter for 30 minutes and may remain in that space for an additional two and 1/2 hours with no further payment.
- A disabled permit holder parking at a one-hour meter must place coins in that meter for one hour and may remain in that space for and additional two hours with no further payment.
- A disabled permit holder parking at a two-hour meter must place coins in that meter for two hours and may remain in that space for an additional one hour with no further payment. For three and 12-hour meters, full payment is required for the time parked
All Other Areas
- In non-metered areas where parking is allowed, but restricted to a one or two-hour limit, a vehicle with a disabled permit on display may park up to three hours.
- In summary, all disabled permit holders have the same responsibility as the general public in the parking of their vehicles at metered and non-metered spaces. Their exclusive privileges include specially designated spaces and a three-hour limit, but does not excuse the disabled permit holder from placing money in the meter.