Regular Disability Parking

In order to park in "Regular Disability Parking" spaces on campus, individuals must:

  • Display a valid State Disability Parking Hangtag or Disability Parking License Plate that has been issued to the driver or passenger in the vehicle.
  • Comply with all University policies and procedures related to vehicle registration on campus including current campus registration decals or parking permit.
  • Drivers do not need to request any specific campus-based disability parking permission from Services for Students with Disabilities in order to park in "Regular Disability Parking" spaces.

L-Permit Parking

This level of parking is reserved for drivers whose disabilities limit them to such an extent that the walking distance from "Regular Disability Parking" to building destinations is too far for them to physically manage.  In order to park in L-Permit locations on campus, individuals must:

  • Display a valid State Disability Parking Hangtag or Disability Parking License Plate that has been issued to the driver or passenger in the vehicle.
  • Comply with all University policies and procedures related to vehicle registration on campus including current campus registration decals or parking permit.
  • Apply to Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) for an "L-Permit" parking authorization.
  • Provide SSD with a photocopy of your valid State Disability parking hangtag or vehicle registration certifying a Disability Parking License plate.
  • Provide SSD with a physician-completed Binghamton University Medical Application for campus "L-Permit" parking.  Application is available in the SSD office or at the following link: Application for Campus "L-Permit" Parking. (pdf, 61.1kb)
  • NOTE: "L-Permit" parking authorizations will not be issued for longer than one year at a time and will expire no later than August 31st. SSD maintains a database of on-campus parkers with "L-Permit" authorizations, reviews supporting medical documentation when extensions are requested, consults with University Health Services when necessary, and contacts those with long term "L-Permit" authorizations expiring in May or August to invite reapplication.

Wheelchair-Only Parking

This level of parking is reserved for drivers or passengers who require wider transfer aisles for the easy loading and unloading of wheelchairs or scooters.  In order to park in Wheelchair-Only Parking on campus, individuals must:

  • Display a valid State Disability Parking Hangtag or Disability Parking License Plate that has been issued to the driver or passenger in the vehicle.
  • Comply with all University policies and procedures related to vehicle registration on campus including current campus registration decals or parking permit.
  • Individuals requiring access to such parking spaces should contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) to obtain appropriate stickers for their vehicles and should remain in contact with the SSD Director to keep her informed as to the sufficient availability of spaces wide enough to accommodate transfer needs.

Temporary Disability Parking Authorizations

Temporary campus-based disability parking authorizations may be granted for a maximum of 14 days duration in order to allow applicants time to obtain a State Disability Parking Hangtag.  The length (not to exceed 14 days) and category of the authorization will be determined by SSD based on the evident nature and severity of the applicant's distance walking limitations.

    • Individuals must comply with all University policies and procedures related to vehicle registration on campus including current campus registration decals or parking permit.
    • Individuals should contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) for more information.
    • SSD will consult with University Health Services, as necessary, in the assessment of temporary disability parking requests.

Applying for a NYS Disability Parking Hangtag

To apply for a permanent NYS Disability Parking Hangtag:

  • Contact the city, town, or village office of the municipality governing the address that appears on your driver's license or (non-driver's) photo I.D.   Ask them to mail or fax you a disability parking application or ask if they will accept NYS motor vehicle form MV-664.1. (pdf, 288.kb)
  • Complete Part I of the form.  Have your physician complete Part II of the form.  Return the form to the municipality office. 
  • For more information, refer to the web-based NYS Department of Motor Vehicles brochure at http://www.dmv.ny.gov/broch/c34.htm
  • For an application for a Parking Permit or License Plates for persons with severe disabilities go to http://www.dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv6641.pdf

To apply for a temporary (6 months or less) NYS Disability Parking Hangtag:

  • Contact the city, town, or village office of the municipality governing your local address.  (Students residing on campus should contact the Vestal Town Hall at 607-748-1514).

Last Updated: 8/21/14