Town of North Hempstead, NY
Nassau County
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A. 
The Town Board recognizes that persons with physical handicaps should be given the opportunity to be self-sufficient and gain access to facilities such as shopping areas in our town. This Board is also cognizant that many persons with physical handicaps operate their own automobiles, but are in need of special parking areas which are wider than normal and closer to the facility served by the parking lot.
B. 
Therefore, this Board hereby establishes the following procedure for designating parking areas on public streets and in shopping centers for exclusive use by persons with physical handicaps and also for ensuring that the penalty for violating any provision set forth in this Traffic Code will deter individuals from committing violations of this Article.
A. 
The Town Board may, by resolution, designate specific locations on any public highway situated within the unincorporated areas of the town as a parking area reserved for physically handicapped persons. Upon adoption of such resolution, the Superintendent of Highways shall post the location so specified with appropriate signs.
B. 
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any place posted as restricted to physically handicapped persons unless he is a holder of a valid, special parking permit for the physically handicapped issued by the County of Nassau or is the operator of a specially registered vehicle for the physically handicapped issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, and, in both cases, such vehicle is being actually used at that time for the transportation of a physically handicapped person.
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Any person having an ownership interest in or maintaining a business complex must designate a minimum of 5% of its off-street parking spaces or 10 spaces, whichever is less, for handicapped parking. The handicapped parking spaces shall be striped, marked and posted at the expense of the owner of the business complex in accordance with specifications adopted by the Department of Building and Safety Inspection and Enforcement, and thereafter said lines, markings and signs shall be maintained by the owner. These spaces shall be located as close as reasonably practicable to the business complex and shall be reasonably distributed so as to provide convenient access by handicapped persons to the businesses therein.
B. 
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any place so posted as restricted to handicapped parking unless said person is a holder of a valid special parking permit for the physically handicapped issued by the County of Nassau or is the operator of a specially registered vehicle for the physically handicapped issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, and, in both cases, such vehicle is being used at that time for the transportation of a physically handicapped person.