Handicap Parking Permits


Handicap parking permits are required to park in designated parking spaces.


The applicant must live in the City of Rochester, have a valid New York State Driver's License or New York State Non-driver's identification, and a doctor's approval on the doctor's office stationery.  If New York State identification is not available or does not list the current address of the applicant then a copy of a piece of recent mail addressed to the applicant is necessary to prove residency.


If an applicant does not live in the City of Rochester, they must apply for a handicap permit and a parking waiver in the municipality in which they live in. If you would like additional information on parking waivers, please contact your municipality. Handicap license plates are only available at the Department of Motor Vehicles.  


Temporary permits are valid for a maximum of six months and require a new doctor's certificate; permanent permits must be renewed every five years and do not require a new doctor's certificate.


For additional information, please feel free to call (585) 428-6617 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.