Village of Highland Falls, NY
Orange County
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A. 
Definitions. As used herein, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HANDICAPPED PERSON
For the purpose of this chapter and § 1203-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Code of the State of New York (Chapter 838 of the Laws of 1977):
(1) 
Any person who has any one or more of the following impairments, disabilities or conditions which are permanent in nature:
(a) 
Limited or no use of one or more legs.
(b) 
A neuromuscular dysfunction which severely limits mobility.
(c) 
A pulmonary or cardiovascular condition which limits mobility or severely limits the individual's activities in the open air.
(2) 
A person whose physical or mental impairment or condition is other than those specified above but is of such nature as to impose unusual hardships in utilization of public transportation facilities, and such condition is certified by a physician duly licensed to practice medicine in this state as constituting an equal degree of disability (specifying the particular condition) so as to prevent such person from getting around without great difficulty.
(3) 
A child with any one or more of the impairments or conditions listed above.
B. 
Application for handicapped parking permit.
(1) 
Applications and other notices shall be mailed or delivered personally to the issuing agent as follows:
Issuing Agent: Police Department
Village of Highland Falls Village Hall
180 Main Street
Highland Falls, New York 10928
(2) 
Applications must be fully completed and properly executed. All questions must be answered and medical certification must accompany the application. Incomplete applications or failure to attach the medical certification will result in disapproval.
(3) 
Within 21 days after receipt of a completed application, the applicant will be notified whether the application has been approved or disapproved. If disapproved, a statement setting forth the reasons for disapproval will be provided.
(4) 
Upon denial of an application for a permit or upon a suspension or revocation of a permit, the issuing agent shall grant a hearing to an applicant therefor within 10 days after written request is received for such hearing. The applicant may be heard in person or by counsel. The hearing on said objections or charges shall be at such time and place as the issuing agent may designate. Notice requesting such hearing must be filed with the issuing agent no later than 30 days following notification of disapproval, termination or suspension.
(5) 
The applicant or parent or guardian of such applicant shall notify the issuing agent of any change of address or disability within 10 days after such change, and the issuing agent shall cancel such permit upon failure to give such notice.
(6) 
There shall be a suspension, revocation or refusal to issue or renew any permit if the issuing agent determines that any applicant or parent or guardian of any applicant:
(a) 
Has made a material false statement in the application.
(b) 
Has used or permitted the use of the permit contrary to conditions set forth in the permit.
C. 
The application form for handicapped parking permits is on file in the Police Department.
It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be parked in those areas designated in Schedule XXII (§ 108-71) as handicapped parking areas or spaces except pursuant to a duly authorized handicapped parking permit.