Applying for a disabled parking space
Do you have a disability and want to park your car close to your home or workplace? If so, you can apply for a parking space for the disabled at your municipality. This is a parking space in which other people with a disability can also park their car.
There are conditions for obtaining a disabled parking space .The municipality will consider, for example:
- whether you have a European Union (EU) parking card for people with disabilities that is valid for at least 6 months;
- the days and times when you wish to use the disabled parking space;
- whether there are already any disabled parking spaces nearby;
- the amount of parking available in the vicinity.
Parking spaces for the disabled are marked by a blue road sign. The sign displays a white P and a white wheelchair symbol. There is also a large white cross on the ground marking the space where your vehicle may be parked. Is there a sign indicating a maximum parking time next to the disabled parking space? If so, you must display a parking disc.
The parking space for people with disabilities is not just for one person. It is not linked to a vehicle registration number. Other people with disabilities can park their vehicles in this space as well. They must, however, also have an EU parking card for people with disabilities.
Do you want to apply for a disabled parking space that is exclusively for your vehicle? If so, apply for a personalised disabled parking space.
Apply for a disabled parking space at your municipality.
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Municipality of Rotterdam: Applying for a disabled parking space
Please note: You can only apply for a parking space for the disabled if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.
You can only apply by post.
Send a letter to:
Stadsbeheer - Afdeling Parkeervoorzieningen
3004 BC Rotterdam.
Include in your letter:
- the name of the street and a description or photographs of where you would like the parking space to be located
- your name and address
The municipality does not charge for providing a disabled parking space.
You will receive an answer from the municipality within approximately 8 weeks.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Rotterdam