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Home > City Departments > Community Services and Recreational Programming > Office of Senior Services and Disabled Parking Permits > Disabled Parking Information

Disabled Parking Information

City of Buffalo, Division for Senior Services
Office for Disabled Parking
City Hall, Room 8A, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo NY 14202
Phone:  (716) 851-4141 ♦ Fax:  (716) 851-5803
Email:  druffin@city-buffalo.com


HOW TO APPLY FOR A PARKING PERMIT OR LICENSE PLATES FOR PERSONS WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES

ELIGIBILITY:

TEMPORARY -

A person with a temporary disability is any person who is temporarily "unable to ambulate without the aid of an assisting device", such as a brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, another person, wheelchair, or walker.  Temporary permits are issued for periods of six months or less.

PERMANENT -

A "severely disabled" person is any person with one or more of the permanent impairments, disabilities, or conditions listed below with a Doctors Diagnosis:

  • Use of 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 II or IV cardiac condition
  • Severely limited 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
  • Has a physical/mental impairment not listed that constitutes an equal degree of disability