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File #: Int 1422-2019    Version: * Name: City-issued parking permits.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/13/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to city-issued parking permits
Sponsors: Keith Powers , Corey D. Johnson, Justin L. Brannan, Robert F. Holden, The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Carlina Rivera , Stephen T. Levin, James G. Van Bramer
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would create a standardized application process managed by the Department of Transportation for City-issued parking permits. Applications would be sponsored by City agencies and each applicant would be required to state why a permit would support such agency. Information on the number of permits requested and issued, disaggregated by sponsoring agency, would be posted online.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1422, 2. Int. No. 1422, 3. February 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-13-19, 5. Committee Report 3/27/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 3/27/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 3/27/19

Int. No. 1422

By Council Members Powers, the Speaker (Council Member Johnson), Brannan, Holden, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Chin, Constantinides, Rivera, Levin and Van Bramer


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to city-issued parking permits


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subchapter two of chapter one of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 19-162.3 to read as follows:

§ 19-162.3 City-issued parking permits. a. Definition. For purposes of this subchapter, the following term has the following meaning:

City-issued parking permits. The term “city-issued parking permit” means a permit issued by the city and sponsored by a city agency that is displayed in or on a motor vehicle that indicates permission to park in certain areas during certain times has been granted. The term shall not include parking permits issued pursuant to sections 19-162.1 or 19-162.2, parking permits issued to individuals with disabilities, or single use parking permits.

b. Issuance. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no other city agency shall issue a permit that indicates permission to park in certain areas during certain times has been granted.

c. Term. A city-issued parking permit shall be valid for no more than one year unless suspended or revoked.

d. Applications. 1. Each person applying for a city-issued parking permit or renewal thereof shall file an application in such form and detail as the commissioner may prescribe and shall pay a fee of $45.

2. An application for a city-issued parking permit or renewal thereof shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information:

(i) the name of the applicant and at least one piece of current valid photo identification issued by a government agency of any jurisdiction that may be used to establish proof of identity;

(ii) the name of the sponsoring city agency and the applicant’s relationship to such agency;

(iii) the license plate number of the vehicle to be associated with such permit; and

(iv) a statement articulating the activities the applicant performs on behalf of the sponsoring city agency and how a city-issued parking permit would support such activities.  

3. Upon the approval of an application, the department shall issue a city-issued parking permit to the applicant that may only be used in the vehicle identified on such application.

4. City-issued parking permits shall not be transferrable to another person or vehicle.

5. Whenever any information provided on such an application has changed, such permitee shall notify the department within 10 days of such change.

e. Form of permits. A city-issued parking permit shall contain the permitee’s name, the name of the sponsoring city agency, the expiration date of the permit, a unique identifier or other technology designed to allow the city to detect valid permits, and any additional information or features as required by the department.

                     f. Permissible uses. 1. Parking with a city-issued parking permit is permitted in areas specified on or programmed into the permit and may allow for some or all of the following:

(a) at parking meters;

(b) in truck loading and unloading zones;

(c) in no standing/parking except authorized vehicles or authorized vehicle only, when such permit authorizes such use, and

(d) in “no parking” areas.

2. Parking not permitted. Parking with a city-issued parking permit is not permitted in the following areas:

(a) “no standing” areas;

(b) “no stopping” areas;

(c) sidewalks;

(d) crosswalks;

(e) fire hydrants;

(f) bus stops;

(g) bus lanes;

(h) bicycle lanes;

(i) driveways;

(j) bridges and highways;

(k) where such parking would constitute double parking; and

(l) where a traffic hazard would be created.

g. Rules. The department may promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions of this section.

h. Violations. Any violation of this subchapter, or of any of the rules promulgated hereunder, shall upon conviction thereof be punishable by a civil penalty of not less than $250 nor more than $1,000. Civil violations, under this section, shall be adjudicated at the environmental control board or any tribunal established within the office of administrative trials and hearings designated by the commissioner.

i. Posting Information. The department shall post information online regarding the issuance of city-issued parking permits, including, but not limited to, the number of applications submitted and the number of such permits issued, disaggregated by the sponsoring city agency. Such information shall be updated at least once a month.

§ 2. This local law takes effect in 90 days, except that the commissioner of transportation, shall take any necessary actions to implement this law, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.


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