DEC Statement on Power Driven Mobility Devices
New Federal Rule on Power Driven Mobility Devices on Outdoor DEC Lands
In meeting the mandates of this new rule, DEC will continue to allow the use of cars, trucks and all-terrain vehicles by permit on designated routes as authorized in Commissioner Policy # 3, and will consider issuing permits, on a case-by-case basis, for the use of other types of power driven mobility devices on these CP-3 routes. DEC will also consider, on a case-by-case basis, issuing permits for the use of power driven mobility devices on routes that are not currently open pursuant to Commissioner Policy #3. Advance requests for such permits must be made to the DEC Access Coordinator. Requests for permits must include proof of disability or other credible assurance that the power driven mobility device is to be used for a mobility disability.
All New York State laws, rules and regulations regarding public motor vehicle use remain in effect.
Wheelchairs are allowed anywhere pedestrians are allowed on State lands.
For further information:
- Copy of Federal rule 28 CFR 35.137: Please see links leaving DEC's website in the upper right column.
- List of DEC Access Coordinators
- Commissioner's Policy #3 and Application - Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities (MAPPWD)
- Accommodation Permit (PDF, 50 KB)