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Applying for an EU parking card for people with disabilities

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.

This is how it works in your (future) place of residence

Your (future) place of residence falls under the Municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch.

Municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch: Applying for an EU parking card for people with disabilities

Please note: You can only apply for an EU parking card for people with disabilities if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

A parking card for people with disabilities allows you to park in general parking spaces for people with disabilities. The card is valid for up to 5 years, personal and not linked to a license plate.  

The parking card for people with disabilities is valid in most European countries, check this on the ANWB website.  You can find the full conditions for the disabled parking card scheme on the Gonernment.nl website.  

There are three types of disabled parking cards

  • Driver's permit; you drive the vehicle yourself and you have restrictions that prevent you from walking further than 100 metres for six months or more. 
  • Passenger card; you depend on the transport of others and cannot be left alone at your destination because of your disability. You will then receive a passenger card. 
  • Institution; your institution transports disabled people. You can then apply for a disabled parking card for institutions.

Apply for a parking card for people with disabilities

You can apply by telephone by calling the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch on +31 73 615 51 55. 

Renew your parking card for people with disabilities

Renew your parking card? Contact the municipality at least 8 weeks before your card expires by calling +31 73 615 51 55. 

Necessary for the application

A medical examination is usually required. A doctor will examine your impediments or handicap. If necessary, the doctor will request information from your specialist or GP and then give advice to the municipality. You will then receive a letter stating whether or not you will receive a parking card for people with disabilities. 

Costs

There are costs involved in applying for a parking card for people with disabilities. You will receive a letter with information on how and when to pay that fee. Does the medical examination later show that you are not entitled to a disabled parking badge? If so, the money will not be refunded. 

How long does it take

An application takes about 8 weeks. You will be notified when the parking card for people with disabilities is ready. Bring the notice and your proof of identity with you. Have you authorized someone? Then this person must bring your authorization and their own proof of identity. 

Stolen or lost

Keep the original parking card for people with disabilities in the car. They are often stolen. We recommend using a photo safe in your car. Has your card been stolen? Report it to the police immediately. You will need the official report if you want to apply for a new parking card for people with disabilities. Have you lost your parking card for people with disabilities? Then you can apply for a new one. There is also a fee to apply for a new parking card for people with disabilities. 

Rules for parking in a parking bay for people with a disabilities

You park in spaces reserved for the disabled. You can recognize this parking space by the blue traffic sign with the wheelchair. You must observe the time limit if it applies to a parking space for people with disabilities. 

You can park for free in paid parking spaces and you may park unlimited in a blue zone with a time limit. 

You may park for a maximum of 3 hours in places where parking is prohibited. Please use your blue parking disc and make sure your car does not obstruct other road users. This includes cyclists and pedestrians. 

Further information

For applications, costs and conditions, please contact the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch by phone or WhatsApp +31 73 615 51 55 or send an e-mail via the digital contact form.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch

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