Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities (MAPPWD)
Commissioner's Policy #3
The MAPPWD permit is a temporary revocable permit (TRP) that provides motor vehicle access to certain state lands administered by DEC. MAPPWD permit holders are permitted uncommon access to activities such as hunting, fishing, camping and wildlife observation. The permit is only issued to qualified people with disabilities, who must complete and submit the application linked below.
Permit holders can use a permitted vehicle to travel beyond the reach of public roads, to areas where others must hike or bike. The permit provides access for those who seek solitude, connection to nature, undisturbed wildlife habitat, and inclusion with fellow sportspeople.
MAPPWD Routes have been carefully selected in order to protect natural areas and recreational activities. Access is restricted to designated routes only.
Application Instructions and Forms
- Instructions (PDF, 40 KB)
- MAPPWD Application (PDF, 55 KB)
- Dr. Certification (PDF, 1.4 MB) (required for all applications and for renewals with temporary disability)
- Application to renew an existing permit (PDF, 55 KB)
List of Designated MAPPWD Routes (PDF, 1.3 MB) Includes a list of local DEC offices. Revised April 2017.
Use the State Lands Interactive Mapper (SLIM) to view designated routes. To make use of the following instructions, keep this window open by right-clicking the SLIM link and clicking "Open In New Window."
To enter your home address, click the Go To button.
Or to view MAPPWD Routes on a specific facility, click the Select button. In the box that pops up, select the MAPPWD Route layer, select the State Land Name search field and enter the "Facility" name for the route you want to see. Facility names can be found on the List of Designated MAPPWD Routes.
MAPPWD Routes are displayed as a black and white dotted line.
Adjust the map zoom +/- as needed.
Please complete this brief survey to share your thoughts on the MAPPWD program and tell us how you use the permit.
More about Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities (MAPPWD):
- MAPPWD Policy (CP-3) - This page contains Commissioner's Policy 3 (CP-3) which establishes the rules under which the Department issues motorized access permits to people with qualifying disabilities.