Do you have a disability? Would you like access to parking spaces that make parking easier and are close to shops or your office? Then you can apply for a European Union (EU) parking card for people with disabilities. You can apply if you have had a disability for at least 6 months and with the help of crutches or a walking frame cannot walk more than 100 metres on your own.
You must be able to prove that you are entitled to an EU parking card for people with disabilities. This requires a medical examination by a medical examiner. The municipality will arrange this for you. To qualify for an EU parking card for people with disabilities you should not able to walk more than 100 metres on your own, even with aids such as crutches or a walking frame. Is your disability chronic? Is your municipality is already aware of your disability? Then a medical examination is not required.
There are 2 types of EU parking cards for people with disabilities:
- You can drive yourself with a driver's card. These are the conditions for a driver's card:
- you have a driving licence;
- the driver's card is registered to you as a person, so you do not need to have your own vehicle;
- you cannot walk more than 100 metres, even with disability aids.
These are the conditions for a passenger card:
- you cannot drive yourself;
- you cannot walk more than 100 metres, even with disability aids;
- you always need your driver to help you from door to door;
- the passenger's card is only for your personal use.
Children under the age of 18 may also be eligible for their own passenger's card. They must meet the same conditions.
A combined driver’s and passenger’s card is also available.
Do you have a disabled person's parking card from another country in the EU? In that case, this card is also valid in the Netherlands. Do you want to renew your disabled parking card? If so, you can apply for a new disabled parking card in the Netherlands. The Dutch conditions will then apply.
You can apply for an EU parking card for people with disabillities through your municipality
Not registered with a municipality
If you are not registered with a municipality, you will need to apply for an EU parking card for people with disabilities at the Centraal Bureau Rijvaardigheidsbewijzen – CBR (central office for driving licences).
Renewing your parking card for people with disabilities after 5 years
Your EU parking card for people with disabilities is valid for a maximum of 5 years. If doctors expect you to recover from your disability within 5 years, your card’s validity period may be shorter. You can apply to renew your EU parking card for people with disabilities through your municipality. Do so in enough time before the expiry date, as your municipality will need time to assess your application.
This is how it works in your (future) place of residence
Applying for a disabled parking permit
If you have difficulty walking or are disabled, you can get a parking card as a driver and/or passenger. This allows you to park in disabled parking spaces.
If you are submitting this application for the first time, a medical examination will always take place. If you renew your parking card, sometimes you do.
Please note: You can only apply for an EU parking permit for people with disabilities if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.
-You are registered with the municipality of Oudewater
What do you need to send when you apply for your disabled parking card?
-Completed application form.
--Your old disabled parking card (if you have one).
What should you take with you when you collect your disabled parking card?
-A passport photo.
-Your old disabled parking card (if you have one).
Applying for a disabled parking permit
-Please fill in the application form.
-You can send the form to: Municipality of Woerden, Postbus 45, 3440 AA Woerden. Or by e-mail to: email@example.com.
Picking up a disabled parking permit
-You will be notified by the municipality when you can collect your parking permit.
-You can make an appointment with the municipality for this.
-Go to town hall for your appointment.
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