New Brunswick is a highly accessible city for the physically challenged. You'll find handicapped ramps on all our government buildings and sidewalks, theaters and most public buildings. Like the City, the NBPA prides itself on being accessible to all. We have incorporated handicapped spaces into each of our parking facilities according to ADA requirements. You will however, need to show handicapped status via permit or plate in order to legally make use of these spaces.
New Brunswick residents living within a Residential Permit Parking District who are handicapped as defined by N.J.S.A. 39:4-204 can apply to obtain an on-street handicapped parking space or zone in the vicinity of their residence. Applications must meet certain criteria as established by City Ordinance and are subject to annual renewal.
Parking Zone for Handicapped Persons: An area of the public roadway is designated for use by a particular handicapped person. The processing fee for a handicapped parking zone is $75.00, with an annual renewal fee of $5.00.
Parking Space for Handicapped Persons: An area of the public roadway is designated for use by any handicapped person. The processing fee for a handicapped parking spaces is $25.00, with an annual renewal fee of $5.00.
Applications for the establishment of an on-street handicapped parking space or zone may be obtained from and filed at the NBPA along with the necessary documentation:
Once the completed application and necessary documentation have been received by the NBPA, the application shall be submitted to the New Brunswick Traffic Commission's Subcommittee on Handicapped Parking. The subcommittee meets monthly to review all applications for compliance with the City Ordinance and may at its discretion require a personal interview with the applicant. The subcommittee will submit all applicants deemed eligible to City Council for consideration of a handicapped space or zone in front of or near their residence. The decision for approval is vested solely in the authority of the city council of the City of New Brunswick.
Also see our page on On-Street Parking for Disabled Persons for additional details.